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Brian Dearing is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets Group in London.
His experience includes representing investment banks and companies in connection with SEC reporting requirements, corporate governance matters and securities transactions, including high yield bond offerings, and other Rule 144A and Regulation S debt offerings.
Represented Barclays Bank PLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners and BMO Capital Markets Corp. as a joint bookrunner, on the Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of US$650,000,000 7.25 per cent. senior secured second lien notes due 2022 by Petra Diamonds.
Advised Bridgepoint on its £425 million term loan B financing (and £110 million undrawn facilities) for the acquisition of Zenith – the largest ever Sterling unitranche financing.
Advised IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V. on its issue of US$800 million senior notes due 2021. The issuer is a leading operator of telecommunications towers in Nigeria. The offering was made in conjunction with a tender offer for existing notes issued by a subsidiary of the issuer.
Advised Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales, S.A., in connection with its €525 million initial public offering and listing on the Spanish Stock Exchanges.
Advised the Republic of Poland on its issuance of a US$1.75 billion ten-year benchmark bond. The offering was registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission under Poland's shelf registration statement.
Overview: Company, Insolvency, and Receivership Law, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2015