Davis Polk Advises MSCI Inc. on Its $500 Million Notes Offering Reopening

Davis Polk advised MSCI Inc. in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of an additional $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.000% senior notes due 2029. The additional notes will form a single series with the $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.000% senior notes due 2029 that MSCI issued on November 7, 2019. The additional notes are guaranteed by certain subsidiaries of MSCI. MSCI intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with available cash, for the redemption of $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of its existing 5.250% senior notes due 2024.

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The Davis Polk capital markets team included partner Richard D. Truesdell Jr., counsel Jeffrey S. Ramsay and associates Jacqueline Marino, Jolie Yang and Claudia Carvajal Lopez. The tax team included partner Patrick E. Sigmon and associate Tomislava Dragicevic. Associate Matthew R. Silver provided 1940 Act advice. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.