Shearman & Sterling advised Anglo American on its $1.3 billion senior notes offering consisting of $650 million 3.625% senior notes due 2024 and $650 million 4% senior notes due 2027. The notes were issued by Anglo American Capital plc and guaranteed by Anglo American plc.
Anglo American, headquartered in the UK, is one of the world's largest mining companies, and is listed on both the London (FTSE 100 Index) and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Anglo American is a global leader in the production of platinum and diamonds and has significant interests in metallurgical and thermal coal, copper and iron ore and manganese metals.
The Shearman & Sterling team was led by partner Marwa Elborai; counsel Jonathan Handyside; associates Steven Holm (all London-Capital Markets) and Brian Kwok (Hong Kong – Capital Markets); as well as partner James Duncan; associate Sara Couling (both London-Finance); and associate Brian Butterwick (London-Mergers & Acquisitions). Partner Kristen Garry and associate Devon Yamauchi (both Washington DC-Tax) advised on US tax aspects of the transaction, while partner Simon Letherman and associate Lois Howarth (both London-Tax) advised on UK tax aspects.