Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represented Oberthur Technologies Holding S.A.S., one of the world's largest providers of security and identification solutions based on smart card technologies, in its offering of €190.0 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2020. The transaction closed on October 18, 2013. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to refinance certain indebtedness. Oberthur Technologies is a portfolio company of Advent International, a global private equity firm which invests in companies across a
variety of sectors.
The Kirkland team that advised on the notes offering was led by London-based partners Ward McKimm and Cedric Van den Borren, and included associates Lindsay Offner and Paul Escarcelle-Rees. Partner Russell Light and associate Kevin Zaragoza advised on the tax aspects of the offering. Partners Joanna Ritcey-Donohue and Satnam Tumani and associates Sarah Klein and Chase Kaniecki advised on various regulatory and international trade aspects of the transaction.
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