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John Horsfield-Bradbury


John Horsfield-Bradbury

London +44-20-7959-8900+44-20-7959-8900 +44-20-7959-8950+44-20-7959-8950
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John Horsfield-Bradbury, based in London, leads our representation of major European companies on a variety of capital markets and M&A projects. His practice includes equity and debt capital markets transactions and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.


Capital Markets
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev on its $8.2 billion rights offering, its debut listing of ADSs on the NYSE, its $3.25 billion SEC-registered debt exchange offer and on multiple registered and unregistered debt offerings including the second largest bond offering of all time when it issued $46 billion aggregate principal amount of guaranteed notes to pre-fund the acquisition of SABMiller plc
  • BP plc on multiple registered and unregistered debt and equity offerings
  • XXL ASA, the largest Nordic sports retailer, in connection with its initial public offering and listing on the Oslo Børs
  • TDF Infrastructure S.A.S. on its $800 million bond offering
  • Pershing Square Holdings on its initial public offering and listing on Euronext Amsterdam
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken on its $1.85 billion rights offering
  • Jaguar Land Rover Automotive’s dealers in connection with its guaranteed senior high-yield notes offerings
  • Commerzbank’s dealers in connection with its inaugural U.S. commercial paper program
  • BG Group in its $1 billion Rule 144A debt offering - its inaugural debt offering in the United States
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV on its acquisition of SABMiller plc, the biggest ever takeover of a London-listed company and one of the most complex acquisitions in history
  • BP plc on its agreement with the Supreme Petroleum Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company to acquire a minority interest in Abu Dhabi’s ADCO onshore oil concession in exchange for shares representing approximately 2% of BP’s issued share capital
  • Credit Suisse on the acquisition of the private wealth management business in EMEA of Morgan Stanley
  • Barclays on the $15.2 billion sale of the Barclays Global Investors business to BlackRock
  • Silver Lake Partners and Skype on the $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype by Microsoft
  • Cúram Software Limited on its acquisition by IBM Corporation
Credit and Leveraged Finance
  • PSP Investments and a consortium of buyers on the €1.4 billion term loan in connection with their acquisition of TDF SAS
  • Kabel Deutschland Holding AG on its $600 million bridge facility in advance of its proposed acquisition of Tele Columbus
  • Goldman Sachs International on various syndicated and private leveraged finance transactions and structured products, including:
    • as lender to CVC Capital Partners in a £500 million bridge-to-bond facility in connection with CVC’s acquisition of Domestic & General, an international provider of warranties and warranty services for domestic appliances and consumer electronic products
    • in connection with the sale to Apollo of its senior debt holdings in Endemol, in advance of Apollo’s restructuring of Endemol