Bingham

Bingham

Institutional Finance

We represent many of the largest non-bank capital providers in the U.S., including leading insurance companies, mezzanine investors and investment funds. With global and broad industry experience, we facilitate the structuring and closing of a variety of financing transactions that include private debt and equity placements; mezzanine investments and lease financings; and transactions that rely on the issue of surety bonds, insurance products and other credit enhancements. Many of our transactions involve cross-border issues and structuring complexities. We are regarded as one of the leading insurance-company investment law firms, and the Model Form Note Purchase Agreements that we helped draft have become the standard form for the institutional private placement market.

Experience

adidas Solomon AG
Counsel to institutional investors in a US$1 billion private placement of senior notes issued by a German sports apparel and equipment manufacturer

Icelandic Banks (Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir)
Advising the worldwide bondholder group in respect of the nationalization and financial restructuring of three major Icelandic banks - Kaupthing, Landsbanki and Glitnir - and participating on the informal creditors committee of each of the three banks

The J.M. Smucker Company
Represented institutional investors in over $1 billion of private placement of notes to international foods corporation

Luxottica, S.p.A.
€100 million of senior guaranteed notes by an Italian manufacturer and distributor of premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear

Oriflame Cosmetics S.A.
Special counsel to institutional investors in a US$100 million private placement of senior guaranteed notes issued by a Swedish cosmetics company

Orica Limited
Represented institutional investors in $600 million private placement to Australian mining company

NBA/Hardwood Funding
Counsel to institutional investors in a US$575 million private placement of senior notes to be issued by one of the funding entities of the National Basketball Association

Porsche Financial Services, Inc.
Counsel to institutional investors in a US$625 million private placement of senior guaranteed notes of a finance subsidiary of a German automobile manufacturer and guaranteed by German and Irish affiliates

Tiffany & Co.
Counsel to institutional investors in a US$400 million note purchase and private shelf agreements for one of the world’s premier jewelers

Weir Group PLC
We advised the institutional investors in connection with the private placement of US$160 million and £55 million of senior guaranteed notes issued by an international engineering solutions company

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