Ioana Gaga is a member of the White & Case Italian practice.
Cassa di Risparmio di Asti and Cassa di Risparmio di Biella e Vercelli – Biverbanca, as originator and underwriter, and UniCredit, as arranger, in connection with the approximately €1.2 billion restructuring of a multi-originator revolving securitization of fondiari mortgage loans, ipotecari mortgage loans and unsecured loans issued by the originators to Italian SMEs; Pitagora S.p.A., as originator, and Banca IMI S.p.A., as arranger, in connection with the restructuring of a receivables securitization. The receivables were originated by Pitagora and consist of the assignment of up to one fifth of the borrowers' salaries, pensions, or payment delegations. The restructuring was carried out through the issuance of a €670 million unitranche note by the special purpose vehicle Geordie SPV, which replaced the two classes of senior and junior notes Geordie SPV had previously issued; UniCredit and UniCredit Leasing in connection with the sale by UniCredit Leasing of a €170 million non-performing lease receivables portfolio to Guber Banca; Gamenet Group S.p.A. in connection with the issuance of its €225 million Senior Secured Guaranteed Floating Rate Notes due 2023.The notes have been offered and sold pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The proceeds were used to finance the acquisition of GoldBet S.r.l.