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Latham Advises on CDP's First US$1.0 Billion Bond Issuance

May 10, 2023
A cross-border team advised the joint bookrunners on both Italian and US legal aspects.

Latham & Watkins has advised the joint bookrunners on Cassa Depositi e Prestiti’s (CDP) US$1.0 billion bond issuance, Yankee Bond, marking its first transaction in US capital markets. J.P. Morgan and Citigroup acted as global coordinators and joint bookrunners and BNP Paribas, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Intesa Sanpaolo, Morgan Stanley, and Société Générale acted as joint bookrunners on the transaction.

The Latham team was led by London and Milan corporate partner Ryan Benedict and Milan corporate partner Jeff Lawlis, with Milan associates Irene Pistotnik, Chiara Coppotelli, and Edoardo Picchi. Advice on Italian law matters was provided by Milan partner Antonio Coletti, with associate Marco Bonasso; on regulatory matters by Milan partner Cesare Milani and on US tax matters by New York partner Jocelyn Noll.