FerdinandBrughmans

Partner

Brüssel + 32.2.645.14.80

Ferdinand Brughmans has represented local and international lenders, other key financiers, and corporate borrowers in many of Belgium's recent high-profile project finance and acquisition finance transactions. His practice is focused on domestic and international projects (primarily related to energy and infrastructure ventures) and leveraged and acquisition finance.

Ferdinand advises banks, financial institutions, institutional lenders, private equity funds and corporate borrowers (including arrangers), and senior and mezzanine debt providers on project finance, PPP, syndicated loan, secured financing, leveraged cross-border acquisition finance, and refinancing transactions. In addition, he has considerable experience in general banking and finance, M&A, private equity, public offerings, and corporate law. He has worked on numerous financing transactions in Europe and South America as well as on international equity and debt offerings and listings.

Ferdinand also advises financial institutions and corporations in connection with hostile and friendly public takeover bids and on private equity transactions.

Erfahrung

  • AIP acquires Aluminium BelgiumJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Aluminium Belgium BV, the parent company which owns Aluminium Duffel, from Ecnavla 8 UK Ltd.
  • KBC Bank finances acquisition of ElaN Group by Andera PartnersJones Day acted as legal counsel to KBC Bank NV in connection with the financing of the acquisition of the ElaN Group by Andera Partners.
  • BNP Paribas Fortis, ING Belgium, and KBC Bank finance acquisition of Group Claes and Weidelco Foodpartners by SofindevJones Day acted as legal counsel to BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA, ING Belgium NV/SA, and KBC Bank NV in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Group Claes and Weidelco Foodpartners by Sofindev.
  • Biobest obtains financing for acquisition of Plant ProductsJones Day advised the Biobest Group on the financing of its acquisition of the Canadian company, Morse Leasing Inc. (Plant Products), by means of a Belgian law governed loan agreement entered into by Biobest Group NV as borrower, and the issuance of notes due February 23, 2032 by Biobest Canada Ltd, as issuer.
  • Buysse & Partners obtains financing for acquisition of Balak Industries NVJones Day acted as legal counsel to Buysse & Partners in connection with the financing by a syndicate of senior lenders of the acquisition of Balak Industries NV and its subsidiaries.
  • Buysse & Partners refinances Copus GroupJones Day acted as legal counsel to Buysse & Partners in connection with the global refinancing of one of its portfolio companies, the Copus Group, a group of HR agencies operating under different brands (such as Vivaldis, Seal Jobs, Heads & Hunters, Primus, Bennet, Eniteq, and Smart Solutions) followed by the add-on and accession of a Belgian company and two German entities as obligors.
  • BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA and KBC Bank NV provide acquisition financing of Planet Group by CreafundJones Day acted as legal counsel to BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA and KBC Bank NV in connection with the financing of the acquisition of the Planet Group by Creafund.
  • Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA, and KBC Bank provide acquisition financing of Varo group by IndufinJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank NV/SA, BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA, and KBC Bank NV in connection with the financing of the acquisition of the Varo group by Indufin.
  • KBC Bank and BNP Paribas provide financing to WVT group, a Sofindev portfolio company, for acquisition of Chemtec ChemicalsJones Day assisted the consortium of lenders, consisting of KBC Bank NV/SA and BNP Paribas Fortis, in connection with financing of the acquisition of Chemtec Chemicals GmbH by the WVT Group, a portfolio company of Sofindev.
  • Milliken & Company completes Senior Notes offeringJones Day represented Milliken & Company, an industrial manufacturer that is active in a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering, performance, and protective textile materials, in connection with its private placement of Senior Notes and revolving credit facility.
  • Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas, and ING Belgium provide acquisition financing of Bontexgeo group by WaterlandJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank NV/SA, BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA, and ING Belgium NV/SA in connection with the acquisition financing of the Bontexgeo group by Waterland.
  • Belfius Bank, ING Belgium, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited provide financing for acquisition of Wall!Supply by Grandeco Wallfashion GroupJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV and ING Belgium SA/NV, as lenders, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited, as agent, in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Wall!Supply by the Grandeco Wallfashion Group.
  • Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, and CBC Banque provide financing for acquisition of Decoscent SA and its subsidiariesJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, and CBC Banque SA, as lenders, in connection with the acquisition financing of Decoscent SA and its subsidiaries, including Baobab Collection SA, by Baltisse.
  • Parkwind obtains financing for 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farmJones Day advised Parkwind NV, an independent green energy company that develops, finances, and operates offshore wind farms, on the financing of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.
  • EIC acquires assets of CG Power Systems BelgiumJones Day advised Electrical Industries Company (EIC) in the acquisition of the production activities from the assets of the bankrupt estate of CG Power Systems Belgium.
  • ING Belgium and KBC Bank provide acquisition financing of Dematra group by WaterlandJones Day acted as legal counsel to ING Belgium NV/SA and KBC Bank NV in connection with the acquisition financing of the Dematra group by Waterland.
  • ING Belgium and Belfius Bank provide acquisition financing of Belgian companies Stover BV and Technics & Applications BV by WaterlandJones Day acted as legal counsel to ING Belgium NV/SA and Belfius Bank NV/SA in connection with the acquisition financing of the Belgian companies Stover BV and Technics & Applications BV by Waterland.
  • Northwester 2's offshore wind farm located off Belgian coast reaches operating phaseJones Day advised the consortium of senior creditors, represented by BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV as intercreditor agent and security agent, in connection with the project completion and conversion of Northwester 2's offshore wind farm located approximately 50 kilometers off the Belgian coast, whereby the project successfully enters into its operating phase.
  • Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, ING Belgium, and KBC Bank provide financing to Batopin NVJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, ING Belgium NV/SA, and KBC Bank NV, as lenders, in connection with the contemplated financing provided to Batopin NV, a modern ATM service managed by four Belgian banks.
  • Belfius Bank, Caisse d'Epargne et de Prévoyance Hauts de France, ING Belgium, and KBC Bank amend and restate facilities agreement for acquisition of Accent Etiketten by WaterlandJones Day acted as legal counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV, Caisse d'Epargne et de Prévoyance Hauts de France, ING Belgium SA/NV, and KBC Bank NV in connection with the amendment and restatement of a facilities agreement which was, in part, set up for the acquisition of Accent Etiketten, a manufacturer of self-adhesive labels, by Waterland.