Shearman & Sterling represented Jefferies, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and Standard Chartered Bank as Dealer Managers, in connection with the offer by First Quantum Minerals Ltd, to exchange all of the outstanding 8.75% Senior Notes due 2020 and 7.50% Senior Notes due 2021, issued by Inmet Mining Corporation, now FQM (Akubra) Inc., for its new 6.75% Senior Notes due 2020 and new 7.00% Senior Notes due 2021. The exchange offer completed on 27 February 2014.
First Quantum is a leading international mining company with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets located in Africa, Australia, South America and Europe. First Quantum is listed on the Toronto and London Stock Exchanges.
The Shearman & Sterling team included associates Melanie Probst (London-Capital Markets) and Ana Grbec (London-Capital Markets). Partner Kristen Garry (Washington D.C.-Tax) and associate Judy Fisher (Washington D.C.-Tax) advised on U.S. tax matters.