Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg advised on $3 Billion Financing for Bain’s Acquisition of Kantar from WPP
Loyens & Loeff Luxembourg acted for Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as part of a syndicate of banks including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Natwest, Nomura, and RBC as legal advisers, on a $3 billion financing package for private investment firm Bain Capital’s acquisition of a majority stake in Kantar from British multinational advertising and public relations firm WPP.
Kantar is a London-headquartered market research business with more than 30,000 employees in 100 countries. The financing comprised dollar- and euro-denominated leveraged loans and high yield bonds.
WPP plc is a British multinational advertising and public relations company and the world's largest advertising company.
Our Banking & Finance and Tax teams, led by Anne-Marie Nicolas, combined their expertise in advising Goldman Sachs in this transaction.
The Banking & Finance team also included: Elie-Raphaël Soudry (Senior Associate) and Marko Huskic (Associate)
The Tax team also included: Nadège Le Gouellec (Senior Associate)
Anne-Marie NicolasPartner Attorney at Law / Avocat à la Cour
Anne-Marie Nicolas, partner, is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice Group in our Luxembourg office. She co-heads the Luxembourg Restructuring Team. Anne-Marie focuses on secured lending, including acquisition finance and real estate finance, as well as debt restructuring.T: +352 466 230 314 E: [email protected]
Elie-Raphaël SoudryCounsel Attorney at law
Elie-Raphaël Soudry, counsel, is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice Group in our Luxembourg office. He focuses on secured lending, including acquisition and real estate finance as well as transportation finance.T: +352 466 230 320 E: [email protected]