Dentons has advised titanium producer VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation on an English law-governed unsecured five-year club loan facility for up to USD 400 million provided by a number of international banks. The mandated lead arrangers included Societe Generale, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Banca Intesa, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Luxembourg S.A., and UniCredit S.p.A., with the latter four banks also serving as book-runners. Bank Zenit and Bank ICBC were lead arrangers. ING Bank N.V. acted as agent and UniCredit S.p.A. acted as documentation agent.
According to Dentons, the loan will be used to refinance VSMPO’s existing loans and for general corporate purposes.
Dentons’ team included London-based Partner Evgenia Laurson and Senior Associate Anna Booth and Moscow-based Associate Marina Smirnova.