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Benoît Corbisier de Méaultsart is an associate in the Firm's Banking Group in London. His experience includes advising banks, other financial institutions and corporate borrowers on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions including acquisition finance and general bank lending.
Prior to joining the Firm's Banking Group in London in April 2014, Benoît worked in the Firm's Banking Group in Brussels.
Nomura International plc in connection with a £175 million bridge facility to finance the acquisition of the University of Law by Global University Systems group as well as an up to £20 million super senior credit facility for general corporate purposes. The bridge facility has been taken out by £234.4 million 8.000% senior secured notes due 2020, in connection to which we represented Nomura International plc as initial purchaser.
Third Point Hellenic Recovery as lender of a US$125 million loan to Energean International Limited as borrower and Energean E & P Holdings Limited as guarantor. The proceeds thereof were on-lent according to a back-to-back loan structure to Energean Oil & Gas SA as final borrower, a Greek oil-drilling company, for the acquisition of an oil rig and long-lead materials and the refinancing of its existing debt. We represented the initial lender.
Empark Aparcamientos y Servicios, S.A. as borrower with respect to a new €30 million super senior revolving credit facility, launched concurrently with a New York law-governed high yield bond offering of €235 million 6.75% senior secured notes due 2019 and €150 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2019. Empark Aparcamientos y Servicios, S.A. is the leading operator of car parks in Spain and Portugal, as well as having operations in England, Andorra and Turkey.
The lead arrangers on the amendment and restatement of a senior facilities agreement used as financing of Take-Private Acquisition by vehicles controlled by Advent International Corporation of Shares in Mediq B.V. (formerly Mediq N.V.), a Dutch-listed international provider of medical devices and pharmaceuticals.