April 12, 2017

Closing of major airport deal with the contribution of Your Legal Partners.


Your Legal Partners are proud to have contributed together with the rest advisory team of the HRADF (Citigroup and Eurobank (financial and Drakopoulous & Vasalakis law firm (legal)) to the successful take- over of 14 Greek regional airports at 11/4/2016 by Fraport Greece.

The consortium, comprising Germany’s Fraport (65%) and Slentel (35%), a unit of Greece’s Copelouzos Group, has raised around EUR 1.6bn between debt and equity to finance the acquisition. The acquisition facility is coming from the EBRD, the IFC, the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) and Alpha Bank. A portion of the debt is expected to be syndicated after financial close, with Greek systemic banks.

Your Legal Partner acting for the Privatisation Agency Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) has contributed in the examination and approval by the Greek State of all financing documentation together with all conditions precedent provided in the relevant concession agreements paving the way for a financial close and concession commencement date at 11.4.2017.

The take -over happened seamlessly overnight which was a great success for all involved parties.