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Latham & Watkins Advises Design Holding Group on €425 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering

November 22, 2023
A cross-border team represents Carlyle and Investindustrial’s portfolio company in the transaction.

Latham & Watkins has advised International Design Group S.p.A., a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group and Investindustrial, on the successful issuance of senior secured notes as well as on the upsize of its revolving credit facility.

The deal extends the longstanding relationship between Latham & Watkins and Design Holding, a leading global design company in the high-end furniture and lighting markets. Design Holding includes Flos, B&B Italia, Louis Poulsen, Maxalto, Arclinea, Azucena, FENDI Casa, Audo, and Lumens, with its catalogue featuring iconic objects designed by world-famous designers.

The Latham team was led by Milan corporate partners Jeff Lawlis and Paolo Bernasconi with US associates Michele Vangelisti and Loran Radovicka. Advice was also provided on Italian finance matters by Milan partners Marcello Bragliani and Alessia De Coppi with associates Erika Brini Raimondi and Pasquale Spiezio; on UK finance matters by London partner Charles Armstrong with associates Tian Sun and Yuecheng (Liam) Feng; on Italian corporate matters by Milan partner Antonio Coletti with associate Guido Bartolomei; on Italian regulatory matters by Milan partner Cesare Milani; on US tax matters by New York partner Jocelyn Noll with associate Shangpu (Nicholas) Sun; on Spanish finance matters by Madrid partner Fernando Colomina with associates Carmen Esteban, Pablo Alarcon, and Ignacio Sanchez; and on US finance matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jeffrey Chenard with associates Marie Greenman and Mahika Narula.