Firms: Herbert Smith Freehills (ANZ Securities Limited, J.P. Morgan Australia Limited, Morgans Financial Limited, Morgan Stanley Australia Securities Limited, UBS AG, Australia Branch and Westpac Institutional Bank); King & Wood Mallesons (ANZ)
Deal: The joint lead managers have been advised on ANZ’s offer of ANZ Capital Notes 5 and CPS3 Buy-Back Facility.
Value: $1 billion
Key players: The Herbert Smith Freehills legal team was led by global co-head of equity capital markets Philippa Stone and senior associate Charlotte Cameron, with assitance by solicitor Michael Burrell.
Deal significance: According to a statement from Herbert Smith Freehills, the firm has “advised the joint lead managers of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited’s (ANZ) offer of new Additional Tier 1 capital securities known as ANZ Capital Notes 5 (Notes) (Offer)”.
“ANZ also announced a buy-back facility under which eligible holders of CPS3 may apply to sell some or all of their CPS3 and reinvest the proceeds in the Notes or receive cash. The Offer will seek to raise up to $1 billion,” the firm’s statement said.
“The Notes are fully paid, mandatorily convertible, subordinated perpetual securities, offered at an issue price of $100 per Note and are expected to be quoted on the ASX.”
Herbert Smith Freehills global co-head of equity capital markets Philippa Stone said the firm was pleased to have acted for the joint lead managers on another successful ANZ capital notes transaction.
“This transaction follows our recent roles on a number of significant bank hybrids and continues to highlight investor demand for Australian bank hybrid securities,” said Ms Stone.