Shearman & Sterling represented Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, HSBC Bank plc, ING Bank N.V., London Branch and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on the offering by Care UK Health & Social Care plc (the “Issuer”) of £325 million aggregate principal amount of its Senior Secured First Lien Floating Rate Notes due 2019 and £75 million aggregate principal amount of its Second Lien Floating Rate Notes due 2020.
The net proceeds of the offering, which closed on July 17, 2014, will primarily be used to redeem the Issuer’s existing £325,000,000 million aggregate principal amount of 93/4% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 issued pursuant to an indenture dated July 20, 2010 and repay drawings under the Issuer’s existing revolving credit facility.
Shearman & Sterling also represented Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited in their capacity as dealer managers in connection with the Issuer’s tender offer for its outstanding 93/4% Senior Secured Notes due 2017.
Care UK is a significant independent sector provider of health care services to the NHS in England and a leading provider of social care services in the United Kingdom. Care UK is principally owned by funds managed by Bridgepoint.
The Shearman & Sterling team below also included counsel Lucy Keeble; and associates Joji Ozawa, Dora Athanasiadou, Randy Nahle, and Deborah Ngo Yogo, Shawn Dogra, Olivier Hensby, Igor Stermsek, Gabriel Ng, Ryan Roberts and Anshu Juneja.