Fieldfisher advised Berkem Développement, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Groupe Berkem (leading player on the bio-based chemicals market listed on the Euronext Growth® Paris market), on the successful completion of a financing with a pool of six French banks, as well as the issuance of Recovery Bonds in France.
The senior financing operation consists of the setting up, for the benefit of Berkem Développement of several lines of financing for a total of €43.5 million.
Berkem Développement has also issued €6.5 million of Recovery Bonds subscribed by the Obligations Relance France fund (an investment fund with a specific pocket managed by Eurazeo Investment Manager) and by the Obligations Relance France - Eurazeo Investment Manager fund.
These new financial resources will enable the Group to benefit from increased resources to carry out future external growth operations.
Fieldfisher advised Berkem Développement both on the senior debt and on the bond debt.
The Fieldfisher multidisciplinary team was comprised of:
- Hélène Lefebvre, partner, Adrien Dubois, associate, Marie-Léa Tronc, paralegal, on the financing and bond aspects,
- Samuel Pallotto, partner, Mathilde Cazé, counsel, Vladimir Ganem, associate, on corporate and capital markets aspects.
Samuel Pallotto, Head of Fieldfisher Paris Capital Markets Department, comments: "After having advised Groupe Berkem during its successful IPO on the Euronext Growth® Paris market in December 2021, we are delighted to assist them again with this financing, which is of major importance for its future development and thank the company for its renewed trust. In this matter, our multidisciplinary team has enabled us to offer Berkem Développement the expertise required to identify the key issues at stake, and to provide effective and pragmatic solutions."
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