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WFW advises FERNAO on refinancing5 August 2021

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Watson Farley & Williams LLP (“WFW”) has advised FERNAO Network Holding GmbH (“FERNAO”) on the refinancing of its existing debt. The refinancing was provided by debt funds advised by Apera Asset Management (“Apera”) and Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG.

FERNAO was set up by private equity funds advised by AUCTUS Capital Partners in 2015 as a build-and-buy platform initially to acquire Magellan Netzwerke GmbH. As a result of this initial acquisition and several subsequent transactions, the FERNAO group now has around 600 employees at 20 locations in Germany, Switzerland, Canada and China. As a medium-sized full-service provider in the areas of cyber security, secure cloud, IP networking and carrier solutions, the FERNAO group offers consulting, implementation and managed services from a single source.

The WFW Germany Banking & Finance team which advised FERNAO was led by Hamburg Partner Dr Stefan Kilgus, supported by Associate Marie-Theres Recifo and Legal Manager Annika Schulz.

Stefan commented: “We are very pleased to have once again successfully advised a portfolio company of AUCTUS Capital Partners”.

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