Loyens & Loeff advised in relation to the acquisition and financing of the French football club LOSC Lille
We advised in relation to the acquisition and financing of the French football club LOSC Lille and its holding company by the Luxembourg investment fund Merlyn Partners SCSp.
LOSC Lille is one of the most successful French football clubs and is currently one of the leading clubs in the French League 1.
The transaction completed on 18 December 2020 and it involved the acquisition of the Luxembourg holding company of LOSC Lille by Merlyn Partners SCSp and the subsequent financing of the football club.
The Loyens & Loeff team included Vassiliyan Zanev, Frédéric Franckx, Peter Adriaansen, Natalja Taillefer, Tina Fettes, Ana Andreiana, Sarah Ambulante, Sarah Stella, Nelli Kluschin and Jérôme Dubois.
Vassiliyan ZanevPartner Attorney at Law / Avocat à la Cour
Vassiliyan Zanev, partner, is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice Group in our Luxembourg office. He focuses on fund finance, securitisation, debt issuances and real estate finance.T: +352 466 230 257 M: +352 691 963 090 E: [email protected]
Frédéric FranckxPartner Attorney at law / Avocat à la Cour
Frédéric Franckx, partner, heads the Corporate / M&A Practice Group in our Luxembourg office. Frédéric focuses mainly on private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He is an active member of our Region Teams US, Canada and Latin America.T: +352 466 230 301 M: +352 691 919 614 E: [email protected]
Tina FettesSenior Associate Attorney at law / Avocat à la Cour
Tina Fettes, senior associate, is a member of the Banking & Finance Practice Group in our Luxembourg office. She focuses on banking and finance law, and national and cross-border financial transactions.T: +352 466 230 423 E: [email protected]
Nelli KluschinAssociate Attorney at law
Nelli Kluschin, associate, is a member of the Tax Practice Group in our Paris office. She focuses on cross-border tax structuring for multinationals, investment funds, as well as family owned businesses.T: +33 149 53 94 68 M: +352 691 96 31 08 E: [email protected]