CEMEX’s $1 Billion Offering
March 14, 2023
Cleary Gottlieb represented initial purchasers BBVA, BNP Paribas, BofA Securities, IMI - Intesa Sanpaolo, and J.P. Morgan in $1 billion subordinated notes offering by CEMEX.
The notes are perpetual and have no fixed maturity date, mandatory redemption date or sinking fund provision.
CEMEX intends to use the proceeds of the offerings to finance or refinance eligible green projects. The offering was conducted as a private placement under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933 and outside of the United States in reliance on Regulation S. The transaction priced on March 9, 2021, and closed on March 14, 2023.
Cleary has been counsel in a number of CEMEX-related matters, including as counsel to the bank steering committees in CEMEX’s restructuring of approximately $15 billion of its debt in 2009 and further restructuring of approximately $7 billion in 2012. Since 2009, Cleary has acted as counsel to initial purchasers in the issuance of approximately $25.3 billion in high-yield bonds and convertible debentures by CEMEX.
CEMEX is one of the largest cement companies in the world based on annual installed cement production capacity and one of the largest ready-mix concrete companies worldwide. CEMEX primarily engages in the production, distribution, marketing, and sale of cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and clinker.