Coca-Cola FEMSA in $500 Million Senior Notes Offering
February 05, 2010
Cleary Gottlieb represented its longtime client Coca-Cola FEMSA in its sale of $500 million 4.625% Senior Notes due 2020. The notes were sold in a Rule 144A / Regulation S offering with registration rights. BofA Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs acted as joint lead managers and bookrunners and Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities participated as co-managers in the offering. The offering priced on February 2 and closed on February 5.
Coca-Cola FEMSA’s headquarters are located in Mexico City, Mexico. It is involved in the production, marketing and distribution of Coca-Cola trademark beverages. Coca-Cola FEMSA is the largest bottler of Coca-Cola trademark beverages in Latin America, and the second largest in the world, based in each case on sales volume. Based on sales volume, Coca-Cola FEMSA represents approximately 10% of The Coca-Cola Company’s worldwide volume and approximately 35% of its volume in Latin America. Coca-Cola FEMSA is also the largest Coca-Cola bottler in Mexico, representing approximately 40% of sales of Coca-Cola trademark beverages in the country. The Coca-Cola trademark beverages include sparkling beverages (colas and other flavored sparkling beverages), waters and still beverages (juice drinks, teas, isotonics and other beverages).