Sebastian Schrag

Partner, Frankfurt

Biography

Overview

Sebastian Schrag advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions, private equity investors and corporates on all aspects of national and international bank finance law.

He particularly focuses on general corporate finance (e.g. leveraged acquisition finance and investment grade loans) as well as financial and corporate restructurings. He also has a broad range of experience with real estate finance and capital market transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining White & Case in 2015, he worked over nine years in the banking, restructuring and corporate departments of other domestic and international law firms in Frankfurt and previously several years as managing director of a start-up in Bielefeld.

Bars and Courts
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Education
Dipl.- Kfm.
FernUniversität

Hagen

Mag. rer. publ.
German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main

Industrial clerk, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Braunschweig

Languages
German
English

Experience

Fyber, 2019
Advised Advert Finance B.V. on the financial restructuring and subsequent public acquisition of Fyber N.V. a global technology company developing a monetization platform for mobile publishers, based in Berlin and Amsterdam, traded on the regulated market in Frankfurt.

Wild Bunch, 2019
Advised Voltaire Finance B.V. on the financial restructuring and the subsequent public acquisition of the Wild Bunch Group a leading independent European film distribution and production services group, traded on the regulated market in Frankfurt.

APCOA, 2017 - 2018
Advised the arrangers in connection with the cross-border refinancing of the APCOA Parking Group in a total amount of €435 million and advised the arrangers in connection with the subsequent repricing and increase of the term loan B (total new financing volume of €465 million). The refinancing consists of an institutional term loan B, a revolving credit facility and a guarantee facility.

WernerCo/ZARGES, 2017 - 2018
Advised private equity investor Triton on the financing of the WernerCo acquisition, a Switzerland-based fully integrated international manufacturer and distributor of ladders, secure storage systems and light duty construction equipment. Shortly after completion of the WernerCo acquisition, advised WernerCo on the financing of an add-on acquisition. The add-on acquisition consisted of ZARGES Group (ZARGES), a German-based leading manufacturer and distributor of aluminium ladders and boxes for three main business sectors: Professional Access – Packaging, Transportation, and Storage – Special Construction.

Vitalsana, 2017
Advised the Zur Rose Group (Europe's leading mail-order pharmacy) on the acquisition of the mail order pharmacy Vitalsana B.V. in Heerlen and the associated service provider ApDG GmbH, based in Ulm from Ströer SE & Co. KGaA.

Löwen Play, 2017
Advised the lenders on a bank/bond financing involving a €40 million revolving credit facility alongside the issuance of €350 million 5.375% senior secured notes due 2022 for the Löwen Play group. Löwen Play is one of the largest arcade operators in Germany in the gaming, sports and other amusement machines industry.

Befesa S.A., 2017
Advised the bank consortium on the post-IPO financing of Befesa S.A. The financing with a total volume of €636 million consists of an institutional term loan B, a revolving credit facility and a guarantee facility.