Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers and the initial purchasers in Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of €325 million principal amount of 2.750% senior secured notes due 2028 and $535 million principal amount of 3.875% senior secured notes due 2030 of WMG Acquisition Corp., a subsidiary of Warner Music Group Corp.
Warner Music Group is one of the world’s leading music entertainment companies. Its renowned family of iconic record labels, including Atlantic Records, Warner Records, Elektra Records and Parlophone Records, is home to many of the world’s most popular and influential recording artists. In addition, Warner Chappell Music, the company’s global music publishing business, boasts a catalog that includes timeless standards and contemporary hits, representing works by over 80,000 songwriters and composers, with a global collection of more than 1.4 million musical compositions.
The Davis Polk capital markets team included partner Michael Kaplan, counsel Jeffrey S. Ramsay and associate Michael F. Power. The credit team included counsel David Hahn and associate Jeff Najjar. The tax team included counsel Ethan R. Goldman and associate Alexander J. Hendin. The intellectual property and technology transactions team included partner Frank J. Azzopardi and associate Christopher C. Woller. All members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York office.