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White & Case Advises Bank Syndicate on Wendel's €500 Million Bonds Issuance

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Natixis and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking as Joint Lead Managers on the issue by Wendel of its €500 million 2.5 percent Bonds due 2027 issued on 4 February 2015.

Wendel, a French investment firm, will use the proceeds of the issue for general corporate purposes and to continue improving its financial structure.

White & Case previously advised the joint lead managers (Deutsche Bank, Natixis and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking) on Wendel's recent €200 million 2.75 percent Bonds due 2024 issued on 17 December 2014 that was assimilated into, and formed a single series with, its previous and existing €300 million 2.75 percent Bonds due 2024.

The White & Case team in Paris on the two deals was led by partner Cenzi Gargaro with support from associates Tatiana Uskova and Petya Georgieva. Partner Alexandre Ippolito and associate Marcus Schmidbauer advised on tax issues

The issuer was advised by its internal legal team headed by Sébastien Willerval, Head of Legal and Sébastien Metzger.

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