Finance deals round-up

Macfarlanes (Tom Speechley) advised NIB Capital Bank on the refinancing of Schoeller Wavin Systems Holding and its subsidiaries in connection with the simultaneous acquisition of Arca Systems International. Clifford Chance advised the Schoeller Wavin group. Mannheimer Swartling advised the vendors.

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s Washington DC office (Glenn Gerstell) advised Export-Import Bank of the US and Export Development Canada on a $750m (£391.6m) facility for Indian telecoms company Reliance Infocomm.

Clifford Chance (Debashis Dey, Chris Oakley) is advising HBOS Treasury Services as arranger and issuer of a £3bn social housing loan-covered bond programme, which is backed by loans originated by Bank of Scotland and Halifax, both part of the HBOS Group. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Michael Durrer, Andrew Bliss) represented the lead managers UBS Investment Bank and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

Baker & McKenzie (Bernard Sharp) led a multijurisdictional team advising JPMorgan Chase’s private equity arm One Equity Partners and investee company Mauser Holding on an offering of e185m (£127.6m) of high-yield bonds to support the acquisition of the Mamor Group and NCG, as well as to refinance Mauser’s existing debt. Shearman & Sterling advised joint lead managers Citigroup and Bank of Scotland.

Linklaters (Gideon Moore) advised Merrill Lynch International, Royal Bank of Scotland and Immediate Capital Group on the £1.025bn recapitalisation of the buyout of Gala Group.

Simmons & Simmons (John Davies) advised The British Land Company and the Broadgate Estates companies in connection with the latter’s £2.08bn refinancing. SJ Berwin advised The British Land Company on property matters relating to the issue. Allen & Overy advised joint lead managers Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS Investment Bank.

Slaughter and May (David Frank) advised The BOC Group on the updating of a £600m Euro Medium Term Note programme. Linklaters advised arranger Barclays Capital and the dealers ABN Amro, Citigroup, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan.