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WFW advises Life Courier Group on refinancing2 November 2023

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) advised Life Courier Group on its refinancing by a syndicate of banks comprising Norddeutsche Landesbank, also acting as agent, Raiffeisen-Landesbank Niederösterreich-Wien and BlackRock Funds.

The Life Courier Group consists of logistics service providers specialised in the life sciences and healthcare sector across Germany, Italy, Romania, Sweden, the Czech Republic and the United States. It is a portfolio company of Auctus Capital Partners AG (“Auctus”), an investment company with €800m+ AUM.

The WFW Germany Project & Structured Finance team advising the Life Courier Group was led by Hamburg Partner Dr Stefan Kilgus, supported by Senior Associate Dr Marlene Kowerk and Transaction Lawyer Annika Schulz. Frankfurt Partner Florian Kutzbach and Senior Associate Alejandra Hagedorn advised on the English law aspects of the transaction. Christopher J. Verstrate of McGuire Woods supported the team on US law matters.

Stefan commented: “We are pleased to have successfully concluded this cross-border transaction for Life Courier Group, especially given its complex financing structure. It was also fantastic to work again with an Auctus portfolio company”.

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