Firms: Ashurst (underwriters CBA Equities, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan & UBS) Freehills (Seven West Media Limited (ASX: SWM))
Deal: Underwritten accelerated renounceable entitlement offer
Value: $440 million
Key players: Sarah Dulhunty led for Ashurst. Rebecca Maslen-Stannage led for Freehills with support from senior legal associate Jennifer Harding.
Deal significance: SWM announced yesterday (16 July) that it will raise up to approximately $440 million via an accelerated, renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer. SWM's two largest shareholders, Seven Group Holdings Limited (through its subsidiaries) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) have committed to take up their full entitlement and the remainder of the entitlement offer is underwritten. The proceeds will be used primarily to pay down existing debt.
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