"Thanks to its market knowledge and its stakeholders, Redbridge has enabled Clasquin to finalize a stable financing agreement for all parties under optimized conditions within a tight timeframe. "

Philippe Lons
Chief Financial Officer, Clasquin

Assignment overview

  • Debt structure advisory
  • Assistance in arranging an inaugural syndicated loan of €60.8m

Objectives 

  • To structure group debt to ensure medium-term liquidity and financing of external growth
  • To obtain confirmed, competitive and flexible medium-term financing in terms of commitments, in particular with respect to acquisitions
  • To retain existing banking partners while providing opportunities to integrate new ones

Results

  • Highly competitive and flexible financial and legal conditions
  • Strong oversubscription, confirming the banks’ appetite for Clasquin
  • Special relationships with existing banks maintained while entering relationships with two new banks
  • Significant increase in the average maturity of the Group’s financing

Methodology

  • Analysis of the business plan (six case studies) and determination of financing needs
  • Detailed analysis of optimal credit positioning
  • Bilateral consultation with both existing and new banks
  • Two-round consultation process
  • Bilateral negotiations maintained until final determination of conditions
  • Initial drafting of financial documentation to maintain negotiating momentum

Redbridge’s added value

  • Assistance in compiling the business plan and structuring debt with a 360° view of options
  • Market knowledge to hit the mark and satisfy all parties (borrower and lenders)
  • Exemplary project management that maintained momentum while following a tight schedule
  • Optimal structuring to ensure liquidity and financing of the Group’s growth
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