On December 14, 2017, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the largest independent convenience store operator in North America, completed a US private offering of US$600 million principal amount of 2.350 per cent senior unsecured notes due 2019 and US$300 million principal amount of floating rate senior unsecured notes due 2019 (collectively, the Notes).
The Notes were sold through a syndicate of initial purchasers, including HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, acting as joint book-running managers. The Notes were offered in the United States under an offering memorandum dated December 7, 2017, in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. was represented by Sylvain Aubry, its Senior Director, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, and Christine Anagnostou, Legal Counsel, and in the United States by Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, with a team composed of Jeffrey Brown, Sonia Shewchuk, Ben Stacke and Jonny Nemani (capital markets) and Lisa Pugh (tax). Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. was represented in Canada by Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, with a team composed of Olivier Désilets (capital markets), Sébastien Thériault and Alyssa Wiseman (financing) and Marie Emmanuelle Vaillancourt (tax).
The initial purchasers were represented in the United States by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, with a team composed of Risë Norman, Sung Bum Cho and Dorothy Hector (capital markets) and Rob Holo, Sophie Staples and Deborah Plum (tax); and in Canada by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, with a team composed of Jean-Pierre Chamberland (capital markets), Marc Novello and Martin Racicot (financing) and Claude Jodoin (tax).