Shearman & Sterling represented Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc (“Jaguar Land Rover”) on its offering of £400 million fixed rate high yield bonds due 2023. Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc, an indirectly-owned subsidiary of Indian-owned Tata Motors Limited (India), bought luxury carmakers Jaguar Land Rover Limited and Land Rover in 2008.
The high yield senior notes are unsecured and guaranteed by Jaguar Land Rover Limited and Jaguar Land Rover Holdings Limited. Jaguar Land Rover intends to use the proceeds to repurchase certain of its existing notes. Any remaining proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
The Shearman & Sterling team of lawyers in the firm’s London and Washington, DC offices included Capital Markets partner Apostolos Gkoutzinis and associates Kara Major, Randy Nahlé, Gordon Houseman, Rainer Adlhart, and Elena Dzhurova; Tax partner Kristen Garry, counsel Simon Letherman, and associates Kammy Lai and Gabriel Ng; and counsel Mehran Massih, who advised on environmental aspects. Legal assistant Angeliki Cheimona and trainee Ricky Chow also provided assistance on the transaction.
This is the seventh such offering for the company. Shearman & Sterling also advised the company on its £1 billion equivalent fixed rate high yield bond offering in May 2011, its £500 million fixed rate high yield bond offering in March 2012, its $500 million fixed rate high yield bond offering in January 2013, its $700 million fixed rate high yield bond offering in December 2013, its £400 million fixed rate high yield bond offering in January 2014 and its $500 million fixed rate high yield bond offering in October 2014.