GasLog Ltd.’s Sale and Purchase Agreement (“SPA”) to acquire a twenty percent shareholding in Gastrade S.A.

Ince & Co LLP has provided cross-border legal advice to GasLog Ltd. (“GasLog”), an international owner, operator and manager of liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) carriers, on a sale and purchase agreement (“SPA”) to acquire a twenty percent shareholding in Gastrade S.A. Gastrade is licensed to develop an independent natural gas system offshore Alexandroupolis in Northern […]

Koninklijke Philips N.V.’s cash tender offer to purchase up to $400 million of its outstanding notes

Davis Polk advised the dealer managers in connection with a cash tender offer by Koninklijke Philips N.V. to purchase up to $400 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.875% notes due 2038, 7.200% notes due 2026, 7.125% Series A debentures due 2025 and 7.750% Series B debentures due 2025. The Company has retained Deutsche […]

Cerevance’s $36 Million Round Funding

A Goodwin cross-border team represented the neuroscience company Cerevance in its launch by Lightstone Ventures and Takeda Pharmaceutical. Cerevance will focus on discovering and developing novel therapeutics for neurological and psychiatric disorders. Cerevance is funded with $36 million that includes a $21.5 million Series A financing investment from Takeda and Lightstone Ventures, with each joining […]

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG’s €432million term loan to partially refinance the debt of OFFICEFIRST Immobilien AG & Co. KG

Goodwin Frankfurt represented Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG as facility agent and security agent leading a consortium of lenders, including Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, in connection with a €432million term loan to partially refinance the debt of OFFICEFIRST Immobilien AG & Co. KG (OFFICEFIRST), a subsidiary of IVG Immobilien AG. The term loan is a key element of the […]

NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG and NATIXIS S.A.’ Financing of Residential Portfolio Acquisition in Berlin

Goodwin Frankfurt provided NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG and NATIXIS S.A. with financing counsel in connection with its acquisition of a residential portfolio and its many properties located mainly in Berlin, Germany from an investment company in Luxembourg. In addition to the financing of the acquisition, NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG granted a loan to support a capex program […]

Polo Motorrad Acquires Majority Stake in D3T Distribution

Goodwin advised German group Polo Motorrad, controlled by Equistone Partners GmbH – the German arm of Equistone Partners Europe – in its acquisition of a majority stake in D3T Distribution, the holding company of Motoblouz and Access-Moto from Inspirational Stores. With the acquisition of Motoblouz, Equistone now has three investments in the motorcycle accessories and […]

Sophos’ acquisition of Barricade

Goodwin represented Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, in its announced acquisition of Barricade, a pioneering start-up with a powerful behavior-based analytics engine built on machine learning techniques. The team and technology from Barricade will strengthen Sophos’ synchronized security capabilities and its next-generation network and endpoint protection portfolio. Sophos is a […]

UroMems’ €14 Million Financing Round

Goodwin advised UroMems, an innovative medtech company, in its €14 million fundraising to finance the development of its artificial urinary sphincter. The amount raised includes €2 million from the Worldwide Innovation Challenge within the framework of the French Program of investments for the future led by the General Investment Commission and operated by Bpifrance. Founded […]

Oxford Properties sells 50% joint venture of Paternoster Square Assets

Ashurst has advised Oxford Properties on the refinancing and the 50% joint venture sale of King Edward Court (headquarters of the London Stock Exchange) and St Martins Court (CBRE’s London headquarters) to Madison International Realty for c£200 million. Ashurst previously advised Oxford Properties on the acquisition and financing of both King Edward Court in 2013 […]

Wyelands Holdings Limited’s £29.6 million acquisition of Tungsten Bank plc

Slaughter and May advised the controllers of Wyelands Holdings Limited on the acquisition of Tungsten Bank plc from Tungsten Corporation plc, the global e-invoicing, purchase order services, analytics and financing company. Tungsten Bank has been renamed Wyelands Bank. Tungsten Corporation plc received £25.0 million in cash which, together with £4.6 million of cash already received […]