Schoenherr has advised both the lending group and the borrower on a deal that saw ODDO BHF and GLAS Trust Limited finance Afinum's acquisition of the Christian Koenen Group. Germany's Astera Legal and GLNS Rechtsanwaelte reportedly also advised the lenders and the borrower, respectively.
According to Schoenherr, “ODDO BHF is an independent Franco-German financial services group that emerged from the alliance of a French family-owned business built up by five generations of stockbrokers and a German bank specializing in Mittelstand companies. ODDO BHF acted as the lead mandated arranger for the lender group. The group of lenders appointed GLAS Trust Limited, a premier independent, non-creditor, conflict-free provider of loan agency and bond trustee, as security agent.”
Afinum is a Munich-based mid-cap investment firm. The "Christian Koenen Group is the global technology and European market leading specialist for developing and manufacturing high-precision premium stencils and screens for technical printing which are mission-critical tools in the chip/semiconductor component production, assembly of printed circuit boards (PCB), as well as in diverse electronic manufacturing and other printing processes (e.g., in MedTech)," an Afinum press statement informed.
Schoenherr’s team was led by Partner Gergely Szaloki and included Associate Balint Bodo.