White & Case advises on unitranche financing for acquisition of GoodLife Foods by IK Partners

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Capital Four, Hayfin Capital Management, Allianz Global Investors, ABN AMRO and Bank of Ireland on a unitranche financing for the acquisition of GoodLife Foods by IK Partners.

Denmark-headquartered Capital Four is an industry-leading credit asset management boutique with offices in Copenhagen, New York, Stockholm and Frankfurt. Its team of more than 130 professionals manage more than €17 billion on behalf of a global client base.

Hayfin is a leading alternative asset management firm which, since inception, has invested more than €35 billion of capital across more than 470 portfolio companies.

AllianzGI is a global investment firm that manages more than €95 billion of assets in private markets. Its European Private Credit strategy provides senior debt solutions to mid-market companies and is managed from offices in Munich and Paris.

ABN AMRO is a leading Dutch bank focused primarily on North West Europe where it offers loans, mortgages and other banking services to businesses and individuals.

Bank of Ireland has operated in the leveraged loan market for more than 25 years across Europe and the US, with a syndication desk and seven local offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Dublin, New York and Chicago. As an active Lead Arranger across Europe, it provides a range of finance products including underwriting, senior and subordinated debt, unitranche and super senior RCF/term loans as well as agency, FX and interest rate products.

Netherlands-headquartered GoodLife Foods is a leading European manufacturer of frozen snacks and meal components such as spring rolls, appetisers, burgers and cheese and vegetable bites.

IK Partners is a European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics and the UK. Since 1989, it has raised more than €14 billion of capital and invested in more than 180 European companies.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partner Hadrien Servais (Brussels & Luxembourg) and included local partner Christophe Goossens (Luxembourg & Brussels), counsel Willem Van de Wiele (Brussels & Luxembourg), Sascha Schmidt and Alexander Born (both Frankfurt) and associates Eline Souffriau, Antoine Cleret (both Brussels & Luxembourg), Maxim Arrazola de Onãte, Kacper Sztejter and Cassandre Dhoore (all Brussels).

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