Atos has completed the sale of c. 23.9 million Worldline shares, for c. 1.5 billion euro, through a placement to qualified investors by way of accelerated bookbuilding offering.
With this transaction, Atos is disposing its remaining stake in Worldline subject to the Worldline shares underlying the bonds due 2024 issued by Atos on 6 November 2019 for an aggregate nominal amount of €500 million exchangeable into Worldline shares.
Latham & Watkins advised Atos on this transaction. The Latham team was led by Paris partners Pierre-Louis Cléro and Thomas Margenet-Baudry, with the assistance of Roberto Reyes Gaskin.
Latham & Watkins also advises Worldline on U.S. antitrust matters with a team led by Washington DC partner Michael Egge with counsel Patrick English, and on U.S. regulatory matters (CFIUS) with a team led by Washington DC partner Les Carnegie with counsel Rachel Alpert and associate Julie Shi Choi.