Rob Mathews | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Rob Mathews
Rob Mathews

Rob Mathews

Partner, London

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Rob Mathews is a Capital Markets partner experienced in multinational high-yield debt offerings.

Overview

Rob Mathews is a partner in the Firm's Capital Markets Group in London and the Regional Section Head for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Rob's clients benefit from his significant experience in multinational corporate and finance transactions, notably high-yield debt offerings.

Working with investment banks and corporates, he brings insight and rigour to securities and other finance transactions, including cross-border Rule 144A and Regulation S debt and equity offerings and restructurings.

Rob's clients also value his guidance in respect of matters relating to US securities law.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, New York University School of Law
  • MBA, New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Languages

  • English

Experience

€7.75 billion senior and senior secured bond issuances for Wind Telecomunicazioni, 2014

Rob represented Wind Acquisition Finance S.A. and Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., a leading Italian telecommunications operator, on a new €3.75 billion dual-tranche senior bond issuance and a new €4.00 billion tri-tranche senior secured bond issuance by Wind Acquisition Finance S.A.

Second-largest debut Euro telecom issue ever, 2014

Rob represented Polish mobile telecoms operator P4 Sp. Z o.o., which trades as Play, on its ground-breaking, inaugural €870 million and PLN 130 million dual-tranche high-yield bond issue and entry into a new super senior revolving credit facility. The deal is the largest Euro debut high-yield transaction since 2010 and the second largest debut Euro telecom issue ever.

€342 million senior secured notes for film and polymer manufacturer, 2014

Representing Sponsor Arle and the Innovia Group, a leading manufacturer of specialty films and polymer substrates used in banknote production, Rob advised on its €342 million senior secured floating rate notes, due 2020.

First internationally marketed high-yield bond listed on Tel Aviv Exchange, 2014

Rob represented B Communications Ltd in its innovative debut US$800 million high-yield bond offering. The offering was the first to be internationally marketed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

€250 million notes and €50 million revolving credit facility, 2013

Acting for Sponsor EQT and its portfolio company Sanitec Oyj as issuer, Rob advised on an offering of €250 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2018 and a new €50 million super senior revolving credit facility.

Pendragon notes offering and credit facility, 2013

Rob represented Pendragon PLC on an offering of £175 million 6.875% senior secured notes due 2020. The offering accompanied a new £145 million pari passu revolving credit facility.

Multi-bank representation in debut €500 million senior secured notes issuance by EP Energy, 2013

Rob represented joint bookrunners JP Morgan Securities plc; Erste Group Bank AG; ING Bank N.V., London Branch; Société Générale and UniCredit Bank AG. He also acted for KBC Bank NV as co-manager in a debut €500 million issuance of senior secured notes by EP Energy.

£470 million high-yield bond, 2013/2014

Rob acted for Cabot Financial (Luxembourg) S.A., as issuer, and Cabot Credit Management Limited, on three New York law governed, high-yield bond offerings totalling £470 million. Cabot Credit Management is the largest acquirer and manager of defaulted consumer debt from financial services firms in the UK.

€285 million senior secured notes offering by Belgian fresh food distributor, 2013

Rob represented Jefferies International Limited; Petercam NV and KBC Bank NV, as joint book-running managers on a €285 million offering of senior secured notes by Belgian fresh food distributor Univeg Holding B.V.

Speaking Engagements

2011: Euromoney Leveraged Finance European conference, Moderator

Publications

  • Time for a Change, International Finance Law Review, January 2011, (co-author)