Davis Polk advised the joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with a $6.5 billion 364-day senior unsecured bridge loan facility for United Technology Corporation to finance a portion of the cash consideration for its acquisition of Rockwell Collins, Inc.

United Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut, researches, develops, and manufactures high-technology products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, aerospace systems, HVAC, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems and industrial products.

Rockwell Collins, Inc., headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, provides avionics and information technology systems and services to aircraft manufacturers and government agencies.

The Davis Polk finance team included partner Jason Kyrwood and associates Darren Mahone and Alexander W. Simmonds. The capital markets team included partner Richard D. Truesdell, Jr. and associates Cameron C. Lewis and Win Rutherfurd. Counsel Jeanine P. McGuinness and associate Britt Mosman provided sanctions advice. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York and Washington DC offices.