Shearman & Sterling represented Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and UBS Securities LLC as the joint book-running managers and Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., RBS Securities Inc., and SG Americas Securities, LLC, as co-managers in connection with Novartis Capital Corporation’s registered shelf takedown of $1.75 billion 3.000% notes due 2025 and $1.25 billion 4.000% notes due 2045. Both tranches of notes were fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Novartis AG.
Novartis Capital Corporation is an indirect wholly-owned finance subsidiary of Novartis AG. Novartis AG is organized as a holding company which owns, directly or indirectly, all significant operating companies of the Novartis Group. The Novartis Group is a multinational group of companies specializing in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of a broad range of healthcare products, led by innovative pharmaceuticals.