JBS USA $2.5 billion senior notes offerings
The investment-grade notes are due 2034 and 2053
Davis Polk advised the representative of the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A / Regulation S offering by JBS USA Lux, JBS USA Food Company and JBS Luxembourg of $1.6 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.750% senior notes due 2034 and $900 million aggregate principal amount of 7.250% senior notes due 2053.
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, the largest protein company and the largest food company in the world in terms of net revenue with more than 335,000 employees worldwide and that sells products in approximately 180 countries.
The Davis Polk corporate team included Manuel Garciadiaz, Drew Glover, Konstantinos Papadopoulos and Alexandre Diniz. Michael Mollerus and Justin Corvino advised on U.S. tax matters. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the São Paulo, New York and Northern California offices.