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News May 14, 2015

Shearman & Sterling Advises on $1.65 Billion Term Loan Amendment and Restatement and $350 Million Senior Notes Offering for Zayo Group

Shearman & Sterling’ Finance Group represented Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Barclays Bank PLC, Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., as arrangers, in connection with a $1.65 billion amended and restated financing which extends the maturity of the term loan facility for Zayo Group, LLC. Concurrently, the firm’s Capital Markets Group represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in connection with the company’s issuance of $350 million of 6.00% Senior Notes due 2023.

Zayo Group provides comprehensive bandwidth infrastructure services in over 300 markets throughout the US and Europe.

The Shearman & Sterling team included partners Maura O’Sullivan (New York-Finance) and Douglas McFadyen (New York-Tax); of counsel James Scott (New York-Capital Markets) and Danforth Newcomb (New York-Litigation); counsel Ilir Mujalovic (New York-Capital Markets); and associates Andrea Steeves (New York-Finance), Christine Wright (New York-Finance), Nathan Mee (San Francisco-Capital Markets), Diana Berisha (New York-Capital Markets) and Daniel Yao (New York-Corporate).