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White & Case Advises BNL and BNP IP on Sigit's €6 Million Private Placement

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.p.A. as arranger and purchaser, and BNP Paribas Investment Partners SGR S.p.A. acting on behalf of purchaser BNP Paribas Bond Italia PMI, on the issue of €6 million 6.25 percent guaranteed notes due 2019 by Sigit S.p.A.

The transaction is the first investment by a new fund established by the BNP Paribas Group to invest in bonds issued by Italian SMEs. The notes issued by Sigit, an unlisted Italian company active in the automotive and appliance sectors, were listed on the Professional Segment of the ExtraMOT market.

The White & Case team in Milan which advised on the transaction was led by partners Paola Leocani and Iacopo Canino with support from associates Ilaria Casciere and Cristiano Martinez and lawyer Lorenzo Colombi Manzi.

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