With Cerved Group in the 660 million € “forward start” financing

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners, with partner Gaetano Carrello, of counsel Nicolò Harris and associate Silvia Romano assisted, together with a team from Kirkland & Ellis coordinated by partner Neel Sachdev, Cerved Group in structuring and signing a loan agreement for an amount equal to Euro 660 million with a pool of banks formed by Banca IMI S.p.A., BNP Paribas S.A., Crédit Agricole S.A., Mediobanca S.p.A. and Unicredit S.p.A.

Cerved Group S.p.A. may use the new credit lines to redeem the debt resulting from a high yield bond issued on 29 January 2013 and listed on the ExtraMOT market, as well as for paying the early redemption charges, throughout the month of January 2016 upon the expiry of the bond issue’s call protection period.

The credit institutions were assisted by Latham & Watkins with a team coordinated by partners Chris Kandell and Andrea Novarese, together with associate Gabriele Pavanello.