New York, NY –
Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented Credito Real, a Mexico-based consumer lender, in connection with its international issuance of high-yield debt securities. The offering was underwritten by Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse and involved the initial issuance of $350 million of 7.500% Senior Notes due 2019 (“new notes”) pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S, which was shortly followed by an additional issuance of $75 million of new notes pursuant to a reopening due to high investor demand. The initial offering was said to be more than four times oversubscribed and is the first high-yield bond offering out of Mexico this year.
Concurrently with the new notes offering, Paul Hastings also represented Credito Real in connection with its cash tender offer for any and all of its $210 million 10.250% Senior Notes due 2015 (the “2015 notes”) issued in 2010, and the related consent solicitation to amend the provisions of the 2015 notes. The dealer managers of the tender offer were Barclays and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Paul Hastings previously represented Credito Real in its initial public offering
in October 2012.
Credito Real intends to use the proceeds from the sale of the new notes to fund the tender offer, to repay certain indebtedness and, to the extent any proceeds remain, for general corporate purposes.
Latin America practice partners Mike Fitzgerald
and Joy Gallup
led the Paul Hastings team, which also included of counsel Pedro Reyes
, associate Ulric Lewen
and foreign associate Leopoldo Gomez-Grassi.
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