Vinson & Elkins advised SOCAR Turkey, 100% owned subsidiary of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (“SOCAR”), in connection with a USD 1.3 billion equivalent syndicated loan facility to refinance its existing financial liabilities, on 13 August 2021.
Vinson & Elkins advised First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp. in a business combination agreement with Juuce Limited, which trades as EO Charging (“EO”), a leading provider of technology-enabled turnkey solutions for electric vehicle fleets, that would result in EO becoming a publicly listed company.
Vinson & Elkins served as initial purchasers’ counsel in connection with NH Hotels’ private placement offering of €400 million five year 4.00% senior notes due 2026.
Vinson & Elkins advised Oasis Petroleum Inc. on a committed financing package to fund the recently announced acquisition of select Williston Basin assets from QEP Energy Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc. The bridge to bond financing consisted of a committed bridge financing and a $400 million offering of 6.375% senior notes due 2026.
Vinson & Elkins advised Helios Towers in connection with its entry into agreement to acquire 2,890 telecom tower sites in Oman from Omantel, the largest mobile network operator in Oman, for US$575 million.
Vinson & Elkins advised California–based RLH Equity Partners in its investment in Astound Commerce, a global digital commerce specialist.
Vinson & Elkins advised the initial purchasers and super senior facility lenders in connection with Tullow Oil plc’s (the “Issuer”) $2.38 billion refinancing, consisting of an offering of $1.8 billion aggregate principal amount of 10.25% senior secured notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) and a super senior secured revolving credit facility comprised of a $500 million revolving credit facility and a $100 million letter of credit facility.
Vinson & Elkins is advising Neinor Homes, S.A. in connection with its green bond issuance of €300 million at 5.5 years maturity and a 4.5% cost, due 2026. The operation is the first green bond issuance from a European listed developer and has been fully supported by institutional investors. The bond was well received by investors, being +5x oversubscribed. Closing is expected to take place on 29 April 2021, subject to customary conditions for similar transactions.
Vinson & Elkins advised the banks in connection with the committed financing package for the acquisition by New Fortress Energy Inc. of Hygo Energy Transition Ltd. and Golar LNG Partners LP. The financing consisted of an offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2026 and a $200 million revolving credit facility.
Vinson & Elkins represented Oasis Midstream Partners LP in connection with its offering of $450 million in aggregate principal amount of Senior Unsecured Notes due 2029.
Vinson & Elkins advised its longstanding client Helios Towers plc (“Helios Towers”, the “Group”), the FTSE 250 independent telecommunications infrastructure company, in connection with agreements with Airtel Africa Group companies (“Airtel Africa”) to acquire its passive infrastructure operating companies in Madagascar and Malawi and its entry into exclusive memorandum of understanding arrangements for the potential acquisition of its passive infrastructure assets in Chad and Gabon, all subject to required regulatory approvals. These are all new markets for Helios Towers and will involve long-term service contracts for an initial period of 12 years providing $1.1 billion of future contracted revenue.