Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., a leading Italian telecoms operator, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Wind Acquisition Finance S.A. (WAF) on a corporate refinancing that includes a new €4 billion issuance by WAF of three tranches of senior secured bonds.
The deal also involved a simultaneous tender offer for outstanding securities of WAF to facilitate the transaction.
London-based White & Case partner Rob Mathews, Regional Section Head, EMEA Capital Markets, said: "The Firm has a long established relationship with the Wind group and we were very pleased to support this substantial refinancing, which follows our advice on WAF's recent issue of new €3.75 billion dual tranche senior high yield bonds."
"Our team included lawyers based in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia, a cross-border capability that is the foundation of the strength and impressive track record White & Case has established in advising on complex bond/bank refinancing deals in Europe."
The White & Case team which advised the Wind group included partners Rob Mathews (London), Ingrid York (London), Chris Utting (Johannesburg), Michael Immordino (London & Milan), Iacopo Canino (Milan), David Barwise (Singapore) and Ray Simon (New York). They were supported by associates Wesley Budler, James Greene, Richard Blackburn, Anastacia Kharitonova (all London), Magase Mogale (Johannesburg) and Silvia Pasqualini (Milan).
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