Homburger advised Alcon on the issuance of an aggregate of USD 2 bn notes through a combined offering under Regulation S and to institutional investors in the United States of America pursuant to Rule 144A
On September 23, 2019, Alcon Finance Corporation successfully completed its issuance of USD 500 m 2.750% Senior Notes due 2026, USD 1 bn 3.000% Notes due 2029 and USD 500 m 3.800% Notes due 2049 (collectively, the Notes). The Notes are guaranteed by Alcon group’s Swiss parent company Alcon Inc. The offering of the Notes was done in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act.
Homburger advised Alcon on all Swiss law aspects of the transaction. The Homburger team comprised partners Frank Gerhard (Corporate / M&A), Jürg Frick (Banking and Finance) and Stefan Oesterhelt (Tax), as well as associates Andreas Josuran and Andrea Ziswiler (both Capital Markets).