SWFI First Read, November 17, 2015

ChemChina Approaches CIC for Financial Backing in Syngenta Proposed Acquisition

State-owned China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) reached out to the China Investment Corporation (CIC) for financial assistance regarding the attempted acquisition of Syngenta AG, a Swiss pesticide manufacturer.

Sankaty Advisors Buys 4 CLOs from Regiment Capital Advisors

Sankaty Advisors, the global credit affiliate of Bain Capital, and Boston-based Regiment Capital Advisors, inked a deal that Sankaty will be buying the management contracts for four portfolios of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) totaling US$ 1.6 billion of assets from Regiment. The management contracts to be transferred are for Cavalry CLO II, Ltd., Cavalry CLO III, Ltd., Cavalry CLO IV, Ltd., and Cavalry CLO V, Ltd. Berkshire Capital Securities, WilmerHale and Dechert LLP are serving as advisors to Regiment. Ropes & Gray LLP is acting as legal advisor to Sankaty.

Oman India Joint Investment Fund Seeks to Raise Money for Fund II

The Oman India Joint Investment Fund is seeking to raise US$ 300 million for its second fund. The fund is backed by the State Bank of India and Oman’s State General Reserve Fund.

Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP Files Class Action Against GNC Holdings

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