Luca Brandi, a finance associate in Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office, advises German and international clients on a range of domestic and cross-border finance transactions.
Mr. Brandi represents private equity funds, corporate borrowers, financial institutions, and direct lending funds in relation to:

  • Cross border and domestic acquisition financings
  • General corporate financings
  • Bank/bond transactions
  • Infrastructure transactions
  • Venture capital and start-up related transactions
  • Financial restructurings

Prior to joining Latham, he gained experience in the banking and finance department of another major international law firm, in the banking supervision department (SSM) at the European Central Bank, as well as in the investment banking division of a major international bank.

Mr. Brandi's experience includes advising:

Private Equity-Driven Transactions

  • GIP and KKR on the strategic partnership with Vodafone to invest in Vantage Towers 
  • PAI Partners in connection with a strategic partnership with Nestlé regarding the joint venture for their frozen pizza business in Europe
  • 3i Group on the acquisition of a stake in xSuite and the financing of xSuite Group
  • One Rock Capital on the acquisition and financing of Constantia Flexibles
  • Permira on the acquisition of a majority stake in Engel & Völkers 
  • Ara Partners on the acquisition and financing of Vacuumschmelze
  • Swiss Life Asset Management AG and Vauban Infrastructure Partners on the takeover offer for Aves One
  • Bregal on multiple transactions, including the
    • Acquisition and financing of SEMA Group
    • Acquisition of medavis GmbH
    • €1.585 billion sale of EA Elektro-Automatik Holding GmbH to Fortive Corporation
  • Antin Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Blue Elephant Energy AG
  • Equistone on the acquisition of a majority stake in Plutona Acquisition AG

Corporate Loans

  • Porsche (Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft) on its €2.5 billion sustainability-linked syndicated loan agreement
  • Bank consortium led by Goldman Sachs on the refinancing of a leading chemicals company
  • Bank consortium led by Commerzbank and UniCredit Bank on the financing of Volkswagen Financial Services AG
  • Cheplapharm on its refinancing (term loan B of €1.48 billion and revolving credit facility of more than €500 million)
  • EWE Aktiengesellschaft on its revolving credit facility
  • Nordex SE on its €1.55 billion refinancing, containing ESG components and including loans within the framework of the federal government’s COVID-19 loan guarantee program*

Bank/Bond Transactions

  • Pool of initial purchasers, global coordinators, and bookrunners led by BNP Paribas and Barclays on super senior revolving credit facility and issuance of senior secured notes by Adler Pelzer Holding GmbH 
  • profine Group on super senior revolving credit facility and issuance of senior secured notes
  • Private equity-owned leading chemicals company on its super senior revolving credit facility and issuance of senior secured notes

Venture Capital and Start-Up Related Transactions 

  • J.P. Morgan and Barclays on the first syndicated financing for wefox (wefox Holding AG)
  • Founders of yfood (yfood Labs GmbH) on a minority investment by Nestlé

Financial Restructurings

  • Deutsche Apotheker- und Ärztebank on the increase of the syndicated financing for NOVENTI Group
  • Bank consortium of STEAG’s parent company on restructuring the group
  • H&A Global Investment Management (HAGIM) on the refinancing of Feuer powertrain Group

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham 

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)

Education

  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt, 2021
  • First State Exam, University of Tuebingen, 2019

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Practices