The offering, which was conducted pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, closed on January 20, 2017. The proceeds from the offering were used to repay the existing revolving credit facility by Amigo Loans, partially repay certain shareholder loan notes, repay certain intragroup obligations, as well as for general corporate purposes and to pay for estimated commissions, fees and other expenses in connection with the offering.
Established in 2005, Amigo Loans is a leading company in the UK guarantor loan market. The company offers personal loans guaranteed by a second individual, typically a family member or friend with a stronger credit profile than that of the borrower.
The Shearman & Sterling team included partners Peter Hayes (London-Finance), Kristen Garry (Washington, DC-Tax), Simon Letherman (London-Tax) and Thomas Donegan (London-Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory); associates Joseph Hutchinson and Minkyu Park (both London-Capital Markets), Andrea Hutchinson, Joelle Wong (both London-Finance), Michael Daly, Devon Yamauchi (both Washington, DC-Tax), Sarah Moir-Porteous, Elizabeth Emerson (both London-Tax), Alastair Goldrein, Daniel Frost (both London-Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory) and Boris Telyatnikov (London-Litigation); and trainee Adam Quigley (London-Mergers & Acquisitions).