White & Case Advises Worldline on €600 Million Convertible Bonds Issue and €500 Million Bonds Issue
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Worldline, the European market leader in payment and transaction services, on its issue of bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (OCEANE) for an amount of approximately €600 million, zero-coupon, due July 30, 2026.
The bonds, which were offered by way of a private placement to institutional investors, and has been admitted to trading on the Euronext Access market of Euronext Paris. BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Natixis acted as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners. Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Nomura International plc and Société Générale acted as joint bookrunners.
White & Case LLP has also advised Worldline on its €500 million issue of 0.250% bonds due September 18, 2024. BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Natixis acted as global coordinators and joint bookrunners. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Crédit Industriel et Commercial S.A., ING Bank N.V., Belgian Branch, MUFG Securities (Europe) N.V. and UniCredit Bank AG acted as joint bookrunners.
The White & Case team in Paris which advised on the transactions was led by partners Séverin Robillard and Max Turner and included partner Alexandre Ippolito and associates Tatiana Uskova, Petya Georgieva, Alice Chavaillard and Guillaume Keusch. The Worldline in-house team was led by group general counsel Charles-Henri de Taffin, with support from Benjamin Thorez, Sarah Heins and Florine Descamps.
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