- Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, UBS and Barclays, as joint lead arrangers, in the financing for the Carlyle Group's acquisition of Chesapeake Services Limited, a U.K.-based manufacturer of packaging products for pharmaceutical and consumer goods, from Irving Place Capital and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management.
- Barclays, as administrative and collateral agent, and Barclays and Credit Suisse, as joint lead arrangers, in $1 billion multicurrency, senior secured credit facilities to finance the merger of equals of Chesapeake (U.K.) (a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group), and Multi Packaging Solutions (a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners), a provider of print, packaging, and label solutions for a diverse group of end markets worldwide.
Citi, as a joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in $450 million senior unsecured facilities for Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (CCBF), a large, independently owned and operated bottler that distributes products of The Coca-Cola Company in Central Florida, to finance CCBF's acquisition of the North and South Florida sales, operations and distribution centers and cold fill production centers of Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company).
RBC Capital Markets and Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as joint lead arrangers, joint bookrunners and agents, in a $1.2 billion term facility for Dominion Resources, Inc., a diversified utility holding company that supplies electricity and natural gas to markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, to finance its approximately $4.4 billion acquisition of Questar Corporation, an gas and oil exploration and production company and provider of midstream field, gas transportation, and retail gas distribution services.
Citi, as administrative agent, and Citi, Goldman and Deutsche Bank, as joint arrangers, in a $60 million first lien multicurrency facility for Rain CII Carbon LLC (a subsidiary of Rain Industries Limited), a producer and seller of calcined petroleum coke (CPC) for producing aluminum, to refinance existing indebtedness.
Barclays, as administrative agent, in €670 million term and $100 million revolving senior secured facilities for Coherent, Inc. (via Coherent Holding GmbH (Germany)), a developer and marketer of photonics-based solutions to the commercial and scientific research markets, to finance its acquisition of Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., a developer of laser-based products for cutting, welding, and marking industrial materials.
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Nomura and Nordea Bank, as mandated lead arrangers, in €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion) multicurrency credit facilities and €700 million ($794 million) senior secured notes for, and Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, as lead investor alongside funds managed by EQT Credit and MezzVest, in a €700 million ($794 million) private placement notes offering by, Securitas Direct Verisure Group (Sweden), a European provider of professionally monitored home alarm systems, to finance its acquisition by Hellman & Friedman from Bain Capital.
Goldman Sachs International and UniCredit, as mandated lead arrangers, in a senior revolving credit facility and in secured and unsecured notes to finance Hellman & Friedman's acquisition of a majority stake in TeamSystem Holding SpA (Italy), a provider of tax, payroll and accounting software to small and mid-sized Italian businesses, from HgCapital, Bain Capital and Intermediate Capital Group.
Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, in £12.2 billion ($15.5 billion) bridge financing to support Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., a producer and distributor of motion pictures and television programming, music, radio broadcasting, and sports, in its pending approximately £11.7 billion ($14.8 billion) acquisition of all the share capital it does not already own of Sky plc (United Kingdom), a provider of a pay television broadcasting services across Europe and, in addition, of broadband and telephone services in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan in providing committed bridge financing to Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest producers of meat and poultry, for its $8.55 billion unilaterally binding offer to acquire Hillshire Brands, a leader in branded, convenient foods.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, as lead arrangers and providers, in a $2.9 billion committed bridge facility and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Wells Fargo and the other underwriters, in a $1.25 billion senior notes offering by Verisk Analytics, Inc., a provider of risk assessment and data analytics services, to finance its £1.85 billion (approximately $2.8 billion) acquisition of Wood Mackenzie (United Kingdom), an energy, metals and mining research and consultancy group.