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Freshfields and Taylor Wessing Advise on Euro Vital Pharma Group Portfolio Refinancing

Freshfields and Taylor Wessing Advise on Euro Vital Pharma Group Portfolio Refinancing

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Apera and the super senior banks on the financing of pharmaceutical company Euro Vital Pharma Group. Taylor Wessing has advised the borrower. PRK Partners reportedly advised the lenders on the deal.

The transaction included term loans, various current accounts, and special loans. The pan-European debt fund Apera, together with Deutsche Bank and Hamburger Sparkasse provided the financing.

According to Taylor Wessing, the financing has been tailored to support EVP’s further growth plans as well as the refinancing of recent acquisitions in Spain, the UK, and Slovakia. The funding will be used, among others, for the acquisition of the Spain-based Korott Group, operating in the same industry.

EVP is a private label over-the-counter healthcare provider, offering a range of products and featuring its own research, development, and distribution capabilities.

The Taylor Wessing team was led by Germany-based Partner Ulf Gosejacob and included Partners Michael Stein, Michael Beyer, and Christopher Peine, and Senior Associate Kian Boehmer, UK-based Partner Martin Yells, Senior Associates Katie Horbury and Kate Bowden, and Associate Jessica Richards-Webb, Slovakia-based Partners Silvia Hlavackova and Juraj Frindrich, and Senior Associate Jana Brezinova, as well as Spain-based Partners Hector Bross and Kai Christian Fischer.

The Freshfields team was led by Germany-based Partner Michael Josenhans and included Partner Mario Huther, Counsel Nina Heym, Principal Associate Vanessa Steiner, Associates Laura Korndorfer and Matthis Grenzer, Austria-based Lawyer Anouschka Zagorski, UK-based Partner Mandeep Lotay, as well as Spain-based Partner Ana Lopez, and Associates Victoria Bobo and Arturo Dauffi.


PRK Partners at a Glance

PRK Partners, one of the leading Central European law firms, has been helping clients achieve their business objectives almost 30 years. Our team of lawyers, based in our Prague, Ostrava, and Bratislava offices, has a unique knowledge of Czech and Slovak law and of the business environment. Our lawyers studied at top law schools in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland and elsewhere. They also have experience working for leading international and domestic law firms in a number of jurisdictions. We speak your language, too. Our legal team is fluent in more than 15 languages, including all the key languages of the region.

PRK Partners has one of the most experienced legal teams on the market. We are consistently rated as one of the leading law firms in the region. We have received many significant honours and awards for our work. We represent the interests of international clients operating in the Czech Republic in an efficient way, combining local knowledge with an understanding of their global requirements in a business-friendly approach. We are one of the largest law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Our specialised teams of lawyers and tax advisors advise major global corporations as well as local companies. We provide comprehensive legal advice drawing on our profound knowledge of local law and markets.

Our legal advice delivers tangible results – as proven by our strong track record. We are the only Czech member firm of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. As one of the leading law firms in the region, we have received many national and international awards, in some cases several years in a row. Honours include the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence, The Lawyer and Czech and Slovak Law Firm of the Year. Thanks to our close cooperation with leading international law firms and strong local players, we can serve clients in multiple jurisdictions around the globe. Our strong network means that we can meet your needs, wherever you do business.

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Our work is not only “business”: we have participated on a longstanding basis in a wide variety of pro bono projects and supported our partners from the non-profit sector (Kaplicky Centre Endowment Fund, Tereza Maxová Foundation, Czech Donors Forum, etc.).

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