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Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy (Kevin Muzilla) is advising ING Barings as lead manager and Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital as co-managers on a $200m (£142.2m) high-yield bond issue by Dutch energy service Bluewater. Bluewater advised by Linklaters (Cecil Quillen) and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek on Dutch law.
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Elizabeth Uwaifo, Paul Matthews) advised KBC Bank as arranger and joint lead manager on the g2bn (£1.22bn) synthetic collateralised debt obligation of a portfolio of bonds and loans. Joint lead manager Credit Suisse First Boston was advised by Linklaters (James Dickson).
Mayer Brown & Platt (Douglas Doetsche) and Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto advised Banco do Brasil on a $450m (£319.94m) securitisation backed by remittance rights originated abroad. Lead underwriter Merrill Lynch advised by Dewey Ballantine (Emil Arca).
Rowe & Maw (Stephen Walsh, Iain Thomas) advised Nationwide Building Society on a £22m loan facility to special purpose vehicle Heatherfield to refinance 2 Puddle Dock. Heatherfield advised by Dechert (Bill Fryzer, Alethea Siow).