A team from the international law firm Taylor Wessing, led by Frankfurt-based partner Clemens Niedner, head of the practice group Banking and Finance, advised Commerzbank AG as agent on the syndicated financing for the listed industrial holding KAP AG. The facilities amount to approximately EUR 125 million. In addition to Commerzbank AG, other financial institutions are acting as mandated Lead arrangers and lead arrangers in the banking club.
KAP AG is a listed, medium-sized industrial holding company. The Group operates in 28 locations in Europe as well as in India, China, Israel and the USA. The facility is guaranteed by several German subsidiaries and certain members of the group in Israel, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the US.
"The true global footprint of the group, combined with its commitment to maintaining a “Mittelstands” character, is what made the transaction so appealing," says Clemens Niedner, explaining the specifics of the matter. KAP AG is a listed industrial holding company in the upper midmarket segment with just under 3,000 employees. KAP prefers to occupy market niches with long-term growth potential, focusing on the industry segments Engineered Products, Flexible Films, Surface Technologies and Precision Components.
Legal advisors of the banks:
Taylor Wessing: Lead partners Clemens Niedner (Partner), Dr. Alper Utlu (Salary Partner), Elena Quach (Associate) all Banking and Finance, Frankfurt am Main; Zbigniew Korba (Partner) and Pawel Skura (Senior Associate) both Banking and Finance, Warsaw; Dr. Jakub Adam and Martin Serak both Banking and Finance, Prague and Torsten Braner Corporate Finance, Budapest.
Correspondent law firms: Clifford M.J. Felig of Meitar Law, Tel Aviv; Charlotte Kim of Wilson Sonsini, Chicago; Manuel Requicha Ferreira Cuatrecasas, Lisbon.
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