Cains advises on US$1,000,000,000 notes issue

Cains, the Isle of Man law and professional services group, has recently acted for Sasol Financing International Plc, part of the Sasol international integrated energy and chemicals group, in relation to its issue of 4.500% notes due 2022 in an aggregate principal amount of US$1,000,000,000. Barclays Bank PLC, HSBC Bank plc and J.P. Morgan Securities plc acted as joint bookrunners for the offering. The notes are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the net proceeds of the offerings are being used for general corporate purposes, including funding capital investments.

The Cains team was led by Richard Vanderplank, Director, and Tristan Head, Divisional Director, in the firm’s corporate department.

Richard Vanderplank commented: “we are delighted to have been involved in this noteworthy transaction which brings the aggregate value of debt issues by Isle of Man companies in respect of which we have provided legal advice in the last six months to more than US$3.5 billion”.