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Michael Byrd is a capital markets associate in White & Case's London office. He has experience representing issuers and underwriters in a range of securities transactions, including Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings. In 2016 and 2017, Michael was based in the Firm's Frankfurt office.
Represented Barclays Bank PLC, Jefferies International Limited, RBC Europe Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited and ING Bank N.V., London Branch in connection with the issuance of £360 million 6.375% senior secured notes due 2025 by Pinnacle Bidco plc to facilitate the acquisition of UK fitness chain PureGym.
Represented international shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG in connection with its issuance of 11,717,353 new registered shares against a contribution in cash of approximately €352 million.
Represented global coordinators Deutsche Bank AG, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG and equinet Bank AG in connection with the issuance of €270 million 2.875% senior notes due 2022 by DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG.
Advised international shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG in connection with the issuance of €450 million 5.125% senior notes due 2024.
Represented Hapag-Lloyd AG in the listing of 42,749,568 newly-issued shares against a contribution-in-kind relating to its acquisition of United Arab Shipping Company Limited.
Represented global coordinators Deutsche Bank AG and JP Morgan Securities plc in connection with the issuance of €400 million 3.875% senior secured notes due 2022 by Senvion Holding GmbH.
Advised a bank syndicate led by Barclays Bank PLC on the €435 million refinancing of its existing facilities.
Advised international shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG in connection with the original issuance of €250 million senior notes and additional tap-up issuance of €200 million senior notes.