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Vedad Ramljak is an associate in the Firm's Banking Practice in London. Vedad's experience includes advising, as the case may be, sponsors, lenders and borrowers on a range of domestic and international, investment grade, leveraged finance, real estate finance, high yield, restructuring, and general banking matters. Recently, Vedad has been on secondment to the legal team at Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch during which time he worked on financing matters related to emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Rhône Capital on €148 million senior loans package to support the acquisition of the ASK Chemicals group – a leading foundry chemicals manufacturer based in Hilden, Germany that employs 1,800 people in 25 countries worldwide.
Morgan Stanley Co. International Ltd. and a syndicate of senior lenders in relation to refinancing of Tele Pizza S.A.U.'s senior term and revolving facility. Tele Pizza S.A.U. is one of the leading worldwide pizza delivery companies with a strong presence in Europe and Latin America.
A syndicate of lenders in the provision of a new US$75 million working capital facility in connection with in the restructuring of the publically- listed Danish shipping company TORM A/S by way of an English scheme of arrangement. The restructuring involved a mandatory write-down of US$536 million of debt in return for warrants, an optional exchange of circa US$312 million of debt into shares, an asset contribution of 25 product tankers valued at circa USD 501m by Oaktree (in exchange for the majority of shares in TORM).
Natixis and HSBC France as arrangers of senior facilities to finance the acquisition of Safic Alcan from Parquest Capital by the management of the target group and Euromezzanine and Sagard as sponsors.
Roust Trading Ltd. ("RTL"), an affiliate of Russian Standard Corporation, in connection with various group financing and reorganization matters. Russian Standard Corporation is a global consumer company with business interests in vodka, wine, spirits distribution, banking and insurance. Russian Standard is the second largest vodka producer in the world, with a diversified spirits portfolio that spans consumer needs and a broad geographic reach and distribution platform.
Novator, an international investment firm with a particular emphasis on emerging markets and special situations, on its investment in MoDe, a technology company that provides mobile value added services to mobile network operators in emerging nations.
Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch as Lead Arranger, Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Issuing Bank and Swingline Lender in connection with a US$1.1 billion senior secured term loan "A" facility, a US$425 million senior secured term loan "B" facility and a US$750 million senior secured revolving credit facility provided to Endo Luxembourg Finance Company I S.a r.l. and Endo LLC, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Endo International Plc. The purpose of the financing was to provide consideration for the approximately US$1.6 billion acquisition by Endo Health Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: ENDP) of Paladin Labs Inc. (TMX: PLB), a Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, finance the concurrent restructuring of the new consolidated Endo corporate group and refinance certain existing indebtedness, provide for general working capital, and pay costs and expenses related to the transaction.
Joint bookrunners J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, BNP Paribas, HSBC and Société Générale on the refinancing of Fives existing senior and mezzanine debt through a new €90 million super senior revolving credit facility and a high yield bond offering of an aggregate principal amount of €580 million and. Fives is France-headquartered industrial engineering group.
HP Pelzer Holding GmbH, a German manufacturing company in the automotive sector controlled by the Italian group Adler S.p.A., on its high yield offering of €230 million, 7.5 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2021.