Financing

Shearman & Sterling's London office acted for Goldman Sachs International and HypoVereinsbank as joint arrangers and underwriters in providing senior debt finance facilities for the purchase of companies controlled by Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co and GS Capital Partners. The firm also acted for Goldman Sachs in providing subordinated financing for the deal. Shearmans' banking partner Stephen Mostyn-Williams led a team which included lawyers from the firm's New York and Frankfurt offices. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Clifford Chance represented Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts & Co.