Shearman & Sterling advised Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as dealer managers in connection with a tender offer by Raizen Energy Finance Limited to purchase for cash up to US$200 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 7.00% senior notes due 2017. The tender offer was launched on February 22, 2016, and settlement occurred on March 22, 2016.
Raizen Energy Finance Limited (formerly Cosan Finance Limited) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raizen Energia S.A. Raizen Energia S.A.’s core business is the production and commercialization of sugar and ethanol in Brazil and internationally, participating in all stages of the sugarcane cycle: cultivating sugarcane, producing sugar and ethanol, internal and export-oriented logistics, distribution and commercialization. The company also cogenerates energy from sugarcane bagasse.
The Shearman & Sterling team included partner Stuart Fleischmann (New York-Capital Markets) and associates Flavio Averbug (New York-Capital Markets) and Filipe Lima (São Paulo-Capital Markets). Associates Jeffrey Tate (Washington, DC-Tax) and Michael Daly (Washington, DC-Tax) also worked on the transaction.