Ashurst Morris Crisp (Mark Vickers, Stephen Clark) is advising Barclays Bank Leveraged Finance in relation to an offer for Jersey company Principal Healthcare Finance and a US public offer for Omega Worldwide by Four Seasons Group, an existing Alchemy Partners investment. Barclays is to provide £59m of senior debt and Alchemy an additional £25m. Macfarlanes (John Skelton) is advising the investors. Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson (Christopher Kandell) is acting as US adviser to Barclays and White & Case is acting as US adviser to the investors.
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Robin Parsons, Graeme Harrower) advised Fitch Ratings on a £1.76bn debt offering for Anglian Water Services (AWS). Linklaters and Herbert Smith acted for the issuers, AWS and AWS Holdings. Maples and Calder Europe advised AWS Overseas Holdings on Cayman Islands law. Allen & Overy advised the dealers, the bond trustee and the security trustee and Clifford Chance acted for MBIA.