May 17, 2016
Industrials and Industrial Technology
Dr Johannes Schmittat, Adrian Nowitzki
GCA Altium advises on the refinancing of ZARGESTUBESCA GROUP
GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser on the refinancing of ZARGESTUBESCA.
ZARGESTUBESCA, headquartered in Weilheim, Germany, is the leading European distributor of aluminum-based access technologies and logistics equipment for professionals. With a unique portfolio of premium aluminum products addressing wholesalers, industrial groups, healthcare, airlines / transportation, green energy, public institutions and craftsmen, ZARGESTUBESCA serves its customers in around 60 countries around the globe. The group is majority owned by funds advised by Granville and Baird as well as by VR Equitypartner.
GCA Altium structured and ran a competitive process involving Senior and Unitranche lenders to refinance the existing loans. GCA Altium advised ZARGESTUBESCA's management as well as the shareholders on all commercial aspects of the transaction.
"GCA Altium successfully structured the refinancing providing us with competitive financing terms. The GCA Altium team ran the whole process from preparatory work to the selection of the right partners and negotiating the final structure," commented Maximilian Treptow, CFO of ZARGESTUBESCA.
The refinancing closed today implementing a Unitranche from Ares and a revolving credit facility from BKB Bank.