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Herbert Smith (Jane Borrows) advised Portuguese rail operator Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses on the issue of €375m (£241m) secured floating rate bonds. The issue was guaranteed by MBIA Assurance, advised by Clifford Chance. Arrangers UBS Warburg advised by Allen & Overy.
Slaughter and May (Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, David Bicknell) advised Home Technology Receivable, a subsidiary of Box Clever Group, on issuing £748m floating rate notes secured on the income from its UK television, video and consumer goods rental arm. Lead managers WestLB and CIBC were advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The proceeds were used to refinance some of the outstanding debt. Allen & Overy advised WestLB on refinancing.
Dechert advised collateral manager Cheyne Capital Management on the largest managed synthetic collateralised debt obligation (CDO) to date worth $4.6bn (£3bn). Lead managers Morgan Stanley advised by White & Case (Jake Jackaman, Rich Reilly, Neil Woodgate). Trustee and collateral administrator advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp. Issuer advised by Ogier & Le Masurier.