JPMorgan, Others Support 21st Fox in Bidding War for Sky

Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan committed to providing bridge financing to support 21st Century Fox’s £15.325 billion ($20.18 billion) bid to purchase UK-based media company, Sky. Law firm Simpson Thacher is representing 21st Century in its bidding war with Comcast.

BOK Financial to Acquire CoBiz Financial in $1B Deal

BOK Financial and CoBiz Financial signed a merger agreement under which CoBiz will merge with BOK Financial in transaction valued at $1 billion.

Simpson Thacher Represents JPMorgan in Realogy Refi

JPMorgan Chase acted as administrative agent on the refinancing and maturity date extension of Realogy’s senior secured credit facilities. Simpson Thacher represented the bank on transaction.

JPMorgan Arranges $3.3B Formula One Refi

Formula One Group refinanced its $3.3 billion term loan under its senior secured credit facilities. JPMorgan Chase Bank acted as lead arranger on the transaction, while JPMorgan Europe served as facility agent.

Noreika Rejoins Simpson Thacher as Partner

Keith Noreika rejoined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as a partner in their financial institutions practice after a stint as acting comptroller at the OCC.

Simpson Thacher Elects 11 New Partners for 2018

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett elected 11 attorneys as partners of the firm effective January 1, 2018.

Wells Fargo Agents $250MM Revolver for Eagle Ridge Energy

Wells Fargo served as administrative agent for a $250 million revolving credit facility for Eagle Ridge Energy II.

Simpson Thacher Adds Partner in London Office

Ben Spiers will join Simpson Thacher & Bartlett as a partner in the Corporate Practice of its London office.

Simpson Thacher Represents Arrangers in Stone Point Acquisition

Simpson Thacher represented Morgan Stanley Senior Funding and UBS Securities as joint lead arrangers in connection with $1.54 billion financing to support Stone Point Capital’s acquisition of a stake in Alliant Holdings.

Simpson Represents BOM in Resolute Energy Credit Facility

Simpson Thacher represented Bank of Montreal, as sole lead arranger, in connection with a $150 million second lien secured credit facility provided to Resolute Energy.