White & Case Advises Financière Quick S.A.S. on Refinancing of Existing Debt
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Financière Quick S.A.S., a leading European fast food restaurant chain active in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, on its successful debut high yield offering of €440 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2019 and €155 million unsecured floating rate notes due 2019.
The transaction's structure represents a first in the French market and the proceeds from the notes will be used to repay existing debts to third parties, the shareholders of Financie`re Quick S.A.S and its consolidated subsidiaries.
Goldman Sachs International and J.P. Morgan acted as joint global coordinators and bookrunners on the offering.
The White & Case team in Paris was led by partner Colin Chang with support from associates Michael Lee (London) and Jordan Zaluski (Paris). Partner Raphaël Richard, assisted by associates Samir Berlat and Aïssatou Bah, advised on bank finance aspects of the transaction; partner Nathalie Nègre-Eveillard and associate Sophie Nguyen advised on corporate matters; partner Norbert Majerholc with support from associate Marcus Schmidbauer advised on tax issues and partner Alexandre Jaurett advised on social issues. Brussels-based local partners Matthieu Duplat and Muriel Alhadeff also advised on the transaction.
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