RTPR assisted the EBRD in the framework of the loan granted to Calihory Group operating under the DONA brand, one of the main retailers and suppliers of pharmaceutical products in Romania, to finance the expansion and modernization of the company’s network, the acquisition of computers, equipment and a fleet of cars. The loan for a maximum amount of 12.5 million euros was granted to SIEPCOFAR SA, DONA LOGISTICA SA and DONA CARGO SRL.

The RTPR team that provided legal assistance on this project included Victor Padurari (partner), Bianca Eremia (senior partner), Iustina Nastasa (partner) and Georgiana Verives (junior partner).

We are delighted to announce a new financing in which we have acted for the EBRD, one of our long-standing clients. We have been advising them for a long time on numerous mandates in Romania. Their confidence honors us and I hope that we will also have the chance to collaborate on other future projects. Congratulations on another successful project!”, said Victor Padurari.

I am proud to have had the opportunity to advise the EBRD on this financing and to add it to the already outstanding deal portfolio of our banking and finance team. It was a challenging project that covered multiple complex legal aspects for which we found the best solutions and ensured a quick completion.“said Bianca Eremia.

The RTPR Banking & Finance team is one of the most experienced and valued in Romania, having extensive expertise in the most important transactions in Romania and the region. Each year, the prestigious international legal directories Legal 500 and IFLR1000 position RTPR’s Banking and Finance practice at the top of their ranking for Romania. At the same time, several of the firm’s lawyers are recommended as Leading Lawyers in the individual rankings.

The selected financings in which the RTPR has recently been involved are presented below:

  • Eximbank, as coordinating lead arranger, as well as the syndicate of banks comprising Banca Comercială Intesa Sanpaolo Romania, Banca Transilvania, CEC Bank, Garanti Bank, ING Bank NV Amsterdam Bucharest Branch, International Bank for Economic Co- operation, OTP Bank Romania, Raiffeisen Bank Romania and UniCredit Bank in the context of the extension of the maturity of the revolving facilities and the modification of the structure of the syndicate in the context of a term secured and multi-currency revolving facility agreement granted to Alro, as well as under the related warranty
  • Meridiam SAS and Netcity Telecom on a 55 million euro loan granted to Netcity Telecom, concessionaire and developer of the metropolitan fiber optic network in Bucharest
  • LKE Group, one of Germany’s leading suppliers of material handling and logistics products and systems, in connection with the financing of the acquisition of the majority stake in Someg SA and part of Transcarpatica SA
  • Oresa on the financing of the acquisition of the Solo Iasi logistics and industrial park from the Tester group belonging to the Romanian businessman Bogdan Pitigoi
  • Rodbun Group on several syndicated financings to cover regular capital needs as well as to support the group’s development plans
  • BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Société Générale and UniCredit acting as Underwriters, Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners, Société Générale and Komerční banka acting as Facility Agent and Security Agent, respectively on the €1.150 billion financing of the acquisition CME, a media group which also includes ProTV, by PPF Group NV
  • A syndicate of banks consisting of Raiffeisen Bank International and Raiffeisen Bank Romania as coordinators and Raiffeisen Bank International, Banca Transilvania, UniCredit Bank, Garanti Bank and Intesa SanPaolo Romania as lenders on a credit facility of approximately 68 million USD granted to Alro to cover general business needs and working capital of the company as well as future investments
  • The syndicate of banks consisting of ING Bank NV via ING Bank NV Amsterdam – Bucharest Branch, Banca Comerciala Romana, Raiffeisen Bank SA and UniCredit Bank SA on a credit facility of USD 360 million granted to the KMG International group to cover the needs regular group activity
  • An international financial institution in the context of a USD 60 million financing granted to SNTGN Transgaz SA Medias, the national operator of the gas transmission network, for the construction of phase 1 of the Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria gas pipeline/corridor (BRUA project)

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