Bibliotheca Group GmbH’s Refinancing

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised One Equity Partners and its portfolio company Bibliotheca Group GmbH. Latham & Watkins advised Apera on the deal.

The refinancing included various instruments, inter alia, a facilities agreement made available by Apera Asset Management to entities within the Bibliotheca Group for refinancing and amendments of various bilateral loans.

Bibliotheca is a leading global enterprise that works with over 30,000 libraries worldwide to digitalize and optimise the library experience.

The Freshfields team was led by partner Michael Josenhans (Picture) as well as Principal Associate Christina Banz with support by Yara Bevaart, Associate Laura Korndörfer and Theodoros Fostieris (all Finance, Frankfurt). The team also included Partners Thijs Flokstra (Finance, Amsterdam) and Kyle Lakin, Counsel Samantha Braunstein, Christian Scott Uhlig (all Finance, New York) as well as Associates Annemarie van der Does Vos and Leonie Persant Snoep (both Finance, Amsterdam).

The Latham team was led by Munich partner Thomas Weitkamp and counsel Ludwig Zesch, with Munich associate Julia Bräuer; London associates Alistair McKechnie, Jack Winfield, and Abi Jacobs; and New York counsel Brian Rock and associate Julio Martinez Rivas. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Munich partner Stefan Süß and New York partner Jiyeon Lee-Lim.

Involved fees earner: Christina Banz – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Yara Bevaart – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Samantha Braunstein – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Thijs Flokstra – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Theodoros Fostieris – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Michael Josenhans – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Laura Korndörfer – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Kyle Lakin – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Leonie Persant Snoep – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Annemarie Van der Does Vos – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Julia Bräuer – Latham & Watkins; Abigail Jacobs – Latham & Watkins; Jiyeon Lee-Lim – Latham & Watkins; Julio Martinez Rivas – Latham & Watkins; Alistair McKechnie – Latham & Watkins; Brian Rock – Latham & Watkins; Stefan Süss – Latham & Watkins; Thomas Weitkamp – Latham & Watkins; Jack Winfield – Latham & Watkins; Ludwig Zesch – Latham & Watkins;

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Latham & Watkins;

Clients: Apera Asset Management; Bibliotheca Group GmbH; One Equity Partners;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma