Ares’ unitranche financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in Synthon Holding B.V.

Hogan Lovells has advised Ares in relation to the unitranche facilities provided to BC Partners for the acquisition of a majority stake in Synthon International Holding B.V., a global market leader in the development of complex Generics, from its parent company Synthon Holding B.V. BC Partners will partner with Synthon’s founder Dr. Jacques Lemmens, who […]

ITW Global Leaders’ Forum Blockchain-based telecoms platform

DLA Piper has been appointed to advise the ITW (International Telecoms Week) Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) on the launch of a special purpose vehicle that will develop a live, blockchain-based platform. The purpose of the platform, known as the Communications Blockchain Network (CBN), is to revolutionise the wholesale telecoms sector’s commercial settlement infrastructure. It is […]

SAZKA Group’s Acquisition Of OPAP

Milbank LLP advised SAZKA Group on its all cash, unconditional offer to acquire Greece’s OPAP. The offer values the entire share capital of OPAP in excess of €3.1 billion. The offer period will commence upon publication of SAZKA’s Group offer document later this month and is expected to close during Q3 2019. The offer represents […]

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Italia S.p.A.’s €560 Million Securitisation

Hogan Lovells has provided legal assistance and acted as transaction counsel in relation to an Italian securitisation deal of auto loans originated by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Italia S.p.A., having a nominal value of approximately €560 million and involving the issue of two classes of asset-backed notes (Class A Notes and Class B Notes) by the […]

Rolls-Royce’s Acquisition of Siemens’ eAircraft business

DLA Piper has advised Rolls-Royce plc on the acquisition of Siemens’ electric and hybrid-electric aerospace propulsion activities, eAircraft. The acquisition will accelerate the delivery of Rolls-Royce’s electrification strategy and boost its ambition to play a major role in the “third era” of aviation. The completion of the transaction is expected in late 2019, following a […]

Energean Oil & Gas’ $750 Million Acquisition of Edison E&P for US$750 Million

White & Case LLP has advised Energean Oil & Gas plc on its acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production S.p.A. (Edison E&P) for US$750 million, with additional contingent consideration of US$100 million payable following first gas from the Cassiopea development (expected 2022), offshore Italy. The funding of the initial consideration came through US$265 million equity […]