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Early 20th century Ledgers from the Accounts Current series, held by The Rothschild Archive

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13 October 2014
Publicis and Matomy’s strategic partnership to create the world leading, performance based, digital advertising enterprise

Rothschild has acted as the exclusive financial adviser to the core shareholders of Matomy Media Group Ltd., the performance based advertising technology company, headquartered in Israel, in connection with the strategic partnership with Publicis Groupe. 

Publicis became Matomy’s largest shareholder following the acquisition of 20.0% of the share capital of the Company, with the option to acquire a further 4.9% of Matomy’s shares at a price of 227 pence per share.

The Transaction price was based on Matomy's market cap of $327 million.

9 October 2014
Atlantic Express’ sale of substantially all assets

Rothschild has acted as the sole financial adviser to Atlantic Express Transportation Corp., the fourth largest contractor by revenue in the US student transportation market, on its Chapter 11 restructuring of $195 million of pre-petition obligations.

Rothschild advised the Company on the assessment of strategic alternatives prior to filing for bankruptcy, its Chapter 11 strategy, and ultimately a section 363 sale process.

9 October 2014
Vinci Park’s refinancing through a €950m bond issue and €300m unsecured RCF

Rothschild has advised VINCI Park and its shareholders Ardian, Predica and Vinci Concessions through their common holding, Infra Foch, on the refinancing of the initial debt package, implemented in May 2014, for the acquisition of the Company through a €950 million inaugural dual tranche bond issue and the renegotiation of a €300 million unsecured Revolving Credit Facilities.

9 October 2014
Apax’s recommended cash offer for Exact for an equity value of €730m

Rothschild is acting as financial adviser to Exact Holding N.V., a leading global supplier of cloud and on-premises business software listed on Euronext Amsterdam, and its Board of Directors, in connection with the recommended public offer for the entire issued share capital of the Company by funds advised by Apax Partners for €32 per share.

8 October 2014
Broadcast Australia’s A$633.5m refinancing

Rothschild has acted as financial adviser to Broadcast Australia on its A$633.5 million, five year refinancing of existing bank debt facilities and credit wrapped medium term notes.

This assignment is a continuation of Rothschild’s long-standing relationship with Broadcast Australia and its majority shareholder, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and marks the fourth completed advisory assignment in relation to Broadcast Australia since 2009.

6 October 2014
Euro Disney’s €1.0bn recapitalisation, initiated and guaranteed by The Walt Disney Company through a €400m rights issue and a €600m debt-to-equity swap

Rothschild has advised Euro Disney’s Supervisory Board in relation to the €1.0 billion recapitalisation of Euro Disney project, initiated and guaranteed by The Walt Disney Company, through both a reduction of debt quantum and an injection of new money. 

This project aims to improve the financial situation of the Euro Disney Group and enable it to pursue its investments in Disneyland Paris, thus ensuring its long-term development perspectives.

6 October 2014
Seven Energy’s comprehensive debt refinancing

Rothschild has acted as the sole debt adviser to Seven Energy International Limited, the London-headquartered oil and gas company, on a comprehensive debt refinancing.

Rothschild’s role involved advising on the following three elements of the transaction: a debut US$300 million, 7-year High Yield bond issue with a coupon of 10.25% and a simultaneous pari passu strategic investment from the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority of US$100 million; a comprehensive issuer and issue credit rating to obtain debut ratings of B- (S&P) and B- (Fitch); and a liability management exercise to obtain convertible bond holders' approval to repay early an existing US$150 million convertible bond issue, maturing 31 December 2014. 

2 October 2014
Emaar Malls’ US$1.6bn IPO

Rothschild has acted as the sole financial adviser to Emaar Properties on the US$1.6 billion IPO of its shopping mall and retail subsidiary, Emaar Malls Group, on the Dubai Financial Market (’DFM’).

This transaction is the largest public offering in the UAE since 2007, the first ever IPO on the DFM using a bookbuilding process and represents a landmark transaction in the region.

Rothschild advised on all aspects of the IPO from preparation all the way through to the final pricing and allocation. 

1 October 2014
Enterprise Inns Plc’s High Yield bond and bank facility

Rothschild has acted as the sole financial adviser to Enterprise Inns Plc in relation to three simultaneous debt transactions.  

These transactions were the £249.5 million 6% secured bonds due 2023, an interconditional liability management exercise in relation to the Company’s £600 million 6.50% secured bonds due 2018, and an interconditional £138 million Revolving Credit Facility. 

30 September 2014
GFKL's €100m refinancing of corporate syndicated loan facilities

Rothschild has acted as the sole financial adviser to GFKL Financial Services, one of the top 3 German Business Process Outsourcing businesses, and its shareholder, Advent International, on the €100 million refinancing of its existing €132 million corporate syndicated loan facilities.

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