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Herbert Smith Freehills advises Tikehau Capital on its inaugural US private placement

20 April 2022 | London and Paris
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Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Tikehau Capital, the global alternative asset management group, on its inaugural private placement for $180 million in the US private placement (USPP) market, in two series of sustainable senior notes with maturities of 10 and 12 years.

The inaugural private placement is a milestone for Tikehau Capital, having taken place less than a year after the Group’s successful inaugural sustainable bond issuance of €500 million. The proceeds of the notes will be used to finance or refinance new or existing sustainable investments, as set out in Tikehau Capital's Sustainable Bond Framework.

The transaction closed and funded on March 31, 2022. 

Commenting on the transaction, Gabrielle Wong said: “We congratulate Tikehau Capital on the closing of their inaugural US private placement issuance and are proud that Herbert Smith Freehills was able to assist them with this momentous achievement. This successful transaction demonstrates investors' confidence in Tikehau Capital's long-term development and strategy as well as Tikehau Capital's commitment to its ESG principles.” 

Tikehau Capital was advised by a team of experts across Herbert Smith Freehills' offices in London and Paris. Gabrielle Wong, partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' US Finance practice, led the transaction alongside partner Louis de Longeaux.  They were supported by senior associate Chelsea Fish, associate Dylan Shields and law clerk Jen Yong. Partner Bruno Knadjian and associate Romain Martinez provided French tax law advice for the transaction.

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