Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse SA’s JPY34.3 Billion ‘Samurai’ Term Loan Facility


Ashurst has advised Mizuho Bank Ltd., Paris Branch, MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners in connection with a JPY34.3 billion ‘Samurai’ Term Loan Facility for Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse SA.

The facility is for Louis Dreyfus Company’s general corporate and working capital purposes. The facility has been syndicated exclusively to Japanese investors.

Louis Dreyfus Company opened its office in Switzerland, its regional hub, in 2006. Today, the Company is a key player in the Europe, Middle East & Africa Regions’ agro industrial sector.

The Ashurst team was led by London banking partner Nicholas Moore (Picture), supported by senior associate Darren Phelan. Ashurst’s Japanese team assisted on the transaction, with a team led by London corporate partner Hiroyuki Iwamura.

Involved fees earner: Hiroyuki Iwamura – Ashurst; Nicholas Moore – Ashurst; Darren Phelan – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Ashurst;

Clients: Mizuho Bank; MUFG Bank, Ltd.; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation;