Linklaters (James Douglass) advised the arrangers for an offshore facility of $276m (£169m), IntesaBci SpA, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (HK), Crédit Lyonnais, DZ Bank and Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank. The firm also acted for the arrangers of an onshore loan facility of Won245bn (£122.5m), Kookmin Bank and Samsung Life Insurance Co, in the financing of the Korean infrastructure Pusan Newport project. Lee & Ko advised as Korean counsel.
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison (David Lakhdhir, Gaines Gwathmey), in conjunction with Norton Rose, represented the Malaysian International Shipping Corporation on its agreement to purchase oil transportation company American Eagle Tankers through auction for $445m (£272.5m) with a cash dividend payment of $75m (£45.9m) from Neptune Orient Lines. Neptune advised in-house and by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
Slaughter and May (Craig Cleaver) represented Old Mutual and Old Mutual Capital Funding (Jersey) in the issue and listing of $750m (£459.3m) of 8 per cent guaranteed cumulative perpetual preferred securities by Old Mutual Capital Funding LP. Mourant du Feu & Jeune was the legal adviser in Jersey to Old Mutual and Old Mutual Capital Funding (Jersey).
Linklaters (Phillipe Herbelin) acted for BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Securities and Société Générale, the joint lead managers of the international offering of bonds by Pinault-Printemps-Redoute for e1bn (£716.4m). Pinault-Printemps-Redoute represented by Debevoise & Plimpton.
The Wong Partnership (Raymond Tong) advised leading Chinese shoe manufacturer Hongguo International on the first listing of a People’s Republic of China-related initial public offering launched in Singapore since December 2003, which looks set to raise S$10m-S$15m (£3.5m-£5.3m).
Halliwell Landau (Frank Shephard, James Sheridan) acted for ATM operator Cardpoint on its purchase of Securicor Cash Machines for £9.2m. Securicor advised in-house.