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ABL advises Nufarm on US$475m debt raising

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A
iStock 119165809 Nufarm debt transaction Apr 2018
Arnold Bloch Leibler has advised Australia’s largest manufacturer of crop protection products, Nufarm Limited, on its Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes to qualified institutional buyers in the United States.

ABL Corporate Partner Jonathan Wenig led the transaction with Banking & Finance Partner Gen Sexton. The US$475 million raising is intended to repay existing debt. 

Jonathan Wenig commented: “We are pleased to have been able to assist Nufarm to pursue this significant raising, particularly given the cross border dynamics involved”. 

Lead US counsel were Skadden, with Sullivan and Cromwell acting for the underwriters. To read more about the transaction, click here for Nufarm's announcement.

This debt capital markets transaction follows recent cross-border acquisitions led by ABL on behalf of Nufarm – the agreement to acquire a portfolio of European crop protection products from Adama Agricultural Solutions and Syngenta Crop Protection, for A$627 million; and the A$118 million acquisition of a European cereal broadleaf herbicide portfolio from American chemical manufacturing company FMC Corporation.   

About Arnold Bloch Leibler

Arnold Bloch Leibler is a premier Australian commercial law firm that provides strategic legal and commercial advice nationally from its offices in Melbourne and Sydney to a diverse range of leading Australian corporations, high-net-worth individuals and large family businesses as well as international corporations. Arnold Bloch Leibler also has a dedicated pro bono practice providing advice on social, environmental and cultural issues to more than 150 charitable and not-for-profit organisations.

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