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Latham Advises on €385 Million Bond Offering in Connection With Be Shaping The Future Acquisition

May 18, 2023
Cross-border team represented the initial purchasers on the financing of the strategic acquisition by the Engineering Group.

Latham & Watkins has advised the pool of banks on the offering of €385 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured fixed rate notes by Centurion BidCo S.p.A., in connection with the acquisition of Be Shaping the Future by the Engineering Group, leading specialist provider of IT services, software, and digital solutions in Italy, owned by Bain Capital and NB Renaissance.

The Latham & Watkins team was led by Milan corporate partners Jeff Lawlis and Paolo Bernasconi, with Milan associate Michele Vangelisti, and London associate Matthias Haberstig with respect to US law matters. Advice on Italian finance matters was provided by Milan partners Marcello Bragliani and Alessia De Coppi, with associate Nicola Nocerino; on regulatory matters by Milan partner Cesare Milani and associate Edoardo Cassinelli; on UK finance matters by London partner Manoj Bhundia and associate Rowena McCaughan; on Italian capital markets matters by Milan partner Antonio Coletti and associate Guido Bartolomei; and on US tax matters by New York partner Jocelyn Noll and London associate Claire Park.

The pool of banks was led by BNP Paribas (as billing & delivery bank, joint global coordinator, and joint physical bookrunner), Deutsche Bank (as joint global coordinator and joint physical bookrunner), and IMI—Intesa Sanpaolo (as joint global coordinator and joint bookrunner), and was also composed of Banca Akros—Gruppo Banco BPM, Credit Suisse, Nomura, and UniCredit (as joint bookrunners).