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Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier advises Vivendi on a 2.1 billion euros bond issuance notably intended to fund the acquisition of M7 by Canal+ group

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier advises Vivendi on a 2.1 billion euros triple tranche bond issue maturing in 2022, 2025 and 2028.

The notes will be admitted to trading on the regulated market of Euronext Paris.

The placement was made to institutional investors on 7 June 2019 through a bank syndicate composed of Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Crédit Industriel et Commercial S.A., HSBC Bank plc, Merrill Lynch International, Mizuho Securities Europe GmbH, MUFG Securities (Europe) N.V., Natixis, NatWest Markets Plc and Société Générale.

Proceeds will be mainly applied for the financing of the proposed acquisition of M7 by Canal+ Group, the refinancing of €700 million bonds maturing in December 2019, and other general corporate purposes.

The Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier team is composed of Laurent Gautier (partner) and Romain Querenet de Breville (associate) in capital markets. Loïc Védie (partner) advises on tax aspects.

The bank syndicate is advised by Gide.