White & Case Advises Banks on €500 Million Bond Debut of Bilfinger
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised a banking syndicate led by Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank and UniCredit Bank on a corporate bond issue by Bilfinger SE. The seven-year bond, with a volume of €500 million and a coupon of 2.375 percent, will be listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange. It was placed successfully in Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Austria.
Bilfinger is an international engineering and service group with diversified operations in five business segments, including industrial, power, building and facility, construction and concessions. With approximately 67,000 employees, the Bilfinger group has generated sales of around €6.2 billion during the first nine months of 2012.
"The excellent cooperation among all parties involved significantly contributed to the successful bond issue," said Karsten Wöckener, Local Partner at White & Case. "This is why it was possible to complete the transaction within a short time."
The White & Case team was led by Partner Jochen Artzinger-Bolten and Local Partner Karsten Wöckener (Capital Markets), and included Associates Cristina Freudenberger (Capital Markets) and Christina Hüschemenger (Tax).
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