JBS USA $2.5 billion senior notes offering and tender offer
Davis Polk advised the representatives of the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A / Regulation S offering by JBS USA Lux S.A., JBS USA Food Company and JBS USA Finance, Inc. of (i) $500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2028, (ii) $1.250 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.750% senior notes due 2033 and (iii) $750 million aggregate principal amount of 6.500% senior notes due 2052.
Davis Polk also advised the dealer managers in connection with JBS USA Food Company offer to purchase for cash (i) any and all of the JBS USA Lux S.A., JBS USA Food Company and JBS USA Finance, Inc. outstanding $900 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.750% senior notes due 2028; and (ii) up to $1.15 billion aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.500% senior notes due 2029.
JBS USA is one of the world’s largest producers of beef, pork, chicken and packaged food products with operations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Europe. JBS USA represents the North American arm of JBS S.A., the world's leading animal protein processor and the largest food company in the world in terms of net revenue with more than 252,000 employees worldwide and that sells products in approximately 190 countries.
The Davis Polk corporate team included Manuel Garciadiaz, Drew Glover and Luis Felipe Sousa. Po Sit, Dov Sussman and Bradford Sherman advised on U.S. tax matters. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the São Paulo, New York and Northern California offices.