White & Case has advised PPF Arena 1 B.V. on the issuance of EUR 500 million 2.125% notes due 31 January 2025, which were admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.
The notes are guaranteed by certain subsidiaries of PPF Arena 1 B.V. and secured by a common security package over the group’s assets in multiple jurisdictions alongside the pari passu senior bank debt. BNP Paribas, HSBC France, Societe Generale and UniCredit Bank AG acted as global coordinators and joint lead managers, and Credit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited and PPF bank acted as co-managers.
The White & Case team that advised on the transaction was led by Prague Local Partner Petr Hudec and included London Partner Stuart Matty, Prague Associates Petr Smerkl and Jan Vacula, and London Associate Neha Saran.
This year alone, White & Case has advised PPF on the establishment of its EUR 3 billion Medium Term Note Programme and the debut issuance of EUR 550 million 3.125% notes due March 2026 (as reported by CEE Legal Matter on April 9, 2019), the sale of its stake in Telenor Hungary (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on November 7, 2019), and its USD 2.1 billion acquisition of Central European Media Enterprises (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on November 6, 2019).