Carlyle issues debt to fund Atotech buy

Veirano Advogados in Rio de Janeiro has helped private equity group Carlyle issue notes worth US$425 million to finance its acquisition of international chemicals company Atotech.

Barclays and JP Morgan as lead bookrunner and lead arranger respectively relied on five offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados in Rio de Janeiro. Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, DC is thought to have assisted Carlyle, but this could not be confirmed prior to publication. Carlyle issued the notes through Atotech subsidiaries. The debt is guaranteed by several other companies affiliated to Atotech, including its Brazilian arm. The deal closed on 31 January.The US private equity group bought Atotech for US$3.2 billion back in October from French energy company Total. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Latham & Watkins, Machado Meyer Advogados and Veirano Advogados advised the buyer, while Jones Day’s Mexico City, Paris and São Paulo offices advised the seller.Counsel to Carlyle

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