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Benjamin Bierwirth is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London and concentrates on securities transactions and corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on high-yield debt offerings.
He has represented underwriters and issuers in a range of international securities transactions, including Rule 144A and Regulation S high-yield debt offerings. His practice also includes the representation of companies in connection with general corporate and securities matters.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch which acted as the sole bookrunner and lead manager in connection with Helios Towers Nigeria Limited’s issuance of US$250m 8.375% guaranteed senior notes due 2019. FCMB and Standard Bank acted as the co-managers.
Citigroup which acted as the lead manager in connection with BAE Systems Holdings’ issuance of US$800m 3.8% guaranteed notes due 2024 and US$300m 4.75% guaranteed notes due 2044. Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs acted as the co-managers.
Boparan, the holding company of the 2 Sisters Food Group (a British food manufacturing company), in connection with its issuance of £250m 5.25% senior notes due 2019, £330m 5.50% senior notes due 2021 and €300m 4.375% senior notes due 2021 used to fund a tender offer to repurchase existing notes.
Goldman Sachs International, UBS Investment Bank, Natixis and Société Générale as the joint bookrunners on HOLDIKKS S.A.S’s issuance of €320 million of senior secured notes, used to fund the €492m takeover of IKKS, the French clothes retailer. Goldman Sachs and UBS acted as co-managers.
Waste Italia S.p.A., the Italian waste management company, in connection with its issuance of Rule 144A/Reg S €200m 10.5% Senior Secured Notes. Jefferies International Limited acted as sole bookrunning manager.