ThibaultDe Boulle

Associate

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Thibault De Boulle's practice focuses on advising clients on cross-border banking transactions (including acquisition finance, syndicated loans, secured financing, project finance, and refinancings), capital market transactions, M&A and general corporate law. He also has experience in design, build, finance, and maintain (DBFM) contracts.

Thibault recently has been involved in the acquisitions of HistoGeneX and Caprion Biosciences by Arsenal Capital Partners (including advising on the financing for such acquisitions); the financing of the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm; the financing of the project consisting of the design, modernization/replacement, maintenance, and operation of the public lighting on the roads of the Walloon Region in Belgium; and the 2019 update of Belfius Bank SA/NV's and Belfius Financing Company SA's €20B notes issuance programme.

Experience

  • Belfius Bank and KBC Bank provide financing for acquisition of Haldu groupJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV and KBC Bank NV in connection with the financing for the acquisition of the Haldu group, specialized in the recruitment and selection of professionals to work in the construction, automotive, and engineering industries, by Gimv.
  • Belfius Bank and Belfius Financing update €20 billion notes issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance in connection with the 2019 update of Belfius Bank SA/NV and Belfius Financing Company SA's €20 billion (US$21.9 billion) notes issuance programme.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires HistoGeneX and Caprion BiosciencesJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on major investments in HistoGeneX and Caprion Biosciences and the subsequent combination of the two businesses.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners acquires Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc. for $328 millionJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners on the $328 million acquisition of Seal for Life Industries from Berry Global Group Inc.
  • Belfius Bank and KBC Bank provide financing for acquisition of Alro groupJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV and KBC Bank NV in connection with the financing for the acquisition of the Alro group, specialized in industrial coating of plastic and metal parts for the automotive and truck industry, by Gimv.
  • Syndicate consisting of Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING, and KBC Bank provide credit facility to Mediahuis for acquisition of Independent News & MediaJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, ING Belgium SA/NV, and KBC Bank NV in connection with a credit facility provided to Mediahuis, a Belgian newspaper publishing and broadcast media company, to finance the acquisition of Independent News & Media PLC, a media company located in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Gimv invests in Coolworld RentalsJones Day advised Gimv in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment.
  • Consortium of senior creditors finance €230 million project on roads of Walloon Region in BelgiumJones Day represented a consortium of senior creditors with the financing of a €230 million (US$260.1 million) project consisting of the design, modernization/replacement, financing, maintenance and operation of the public lighting on the roads of the Walloon Region in Belgium.
  • ING Belgium and KBC Bank provide credit facility to Ardian for acquisition of stake in TrustteamJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of ING Belgium NV/SA and KBC Bank NV in connection with a credit facility provided to Ardian, a French private equity firm, to finance the acquisition of a majority stake in Trustteam, a Belgian IT-service provider.
  • Hexagon Intergraph acquires Belgian-based BricsysJones Day advised Hexagon Intergraph AB in its acquisition of Belgian-based Bricsys group, including Chapoo NV and Amelia NV.
  • Consortium of senior creditors provide €700 million to Northwester 2 for development of Belgian offshore wind farmJones Day advised the consortium of senior creditors consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., De Volksbank N.V. trading as ASN Bank, ING Belgium SA/NV, KBC Bank NV, Société Générale, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Brussels Branch, Triodos Bank, the European Investment Bank, and EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, in the financing of Northwester 2's €700 million (US$804.8 million) total required investment for the development and construction of a 218.5 megawatt offshore wind farm to be located approximately 50 kilometers off the Belgian coast.
  • HRH Prince Abdullah and DCA NV take over Belgian Proximus League Football Club Beerschot-WilrijkJones Day advised HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosa'ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in his joint investment with Belgian construction company DCA NV in the Belgian Proximus League Football Club Beerschot-Wilrijk.
  • Syndicate of banks provide €470 million to Nobelwind for refinancing of North Sea offshore wind farmJones Day advised the consortium of senior creditors consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., De Volksbank N.V. trading as ASN Bank, KBC Bank NV, Nippon Life Insurance Company, Shinsei Bank, Société Générale, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Brussels Branch in connection with a €470 million (US$543 million) term loan and revolving facility provided to Nobelwind NV for the refinancing of a 165 megawatt operational offshore wind farm located 47 km off the Belgian coast.
  • KBC Bank, Belfius Bank, and ING Belgium amend and restate credit facility for ContraloadJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of KBC Bank NV, Belfius Bank NV/SA, and ING Belgium NV/SA in connection with an amendment and restatement of a credit facility provided to Contraload, a leading logistics pooling company located in Belgium, to finance the acquisition of Packaging Logistics Services, a UK-based provider of high-quality pooling solutions for reusable plastic load carriers.
  • ING Belgium and KBC Bank provide credit facility to AAC Capital for acquisition of majority stake in SavacoJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of ING Belgium NV/SA and KBC Bank NV in connection with a credit facility provided to AAC Capital, a Benelux private equity firm, to finance the acquisition of a majority stake in Savaco, a Belgian IT-service provider.
  • Owens Corning acquires Paroc Group, a leading European mineral wool manufacturer, for approximately €900 million (US$1.04 billion)Jones Day advised Owens Corning in its acquisition of Paroc Group, a leading producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications in Europe, from CVC Capital Partners for an enterprise value of approximately €900 million ($1.04 billion).
  • Syndicate of senior creditors provides €400 million financing to Belwind for refinancing of North Sea offshore wind farmJones Day advised a consortium of senior creditors consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, De Volksbank N.V. trading as ASN Bank, KBC Bank NV, Société Générale, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on the provision to Belwind NV, an owner and operator of a wind farm that produces and supplies renewable energy, of approximately €400 million in funding for the refinancing of a 165 megawatt operational offshore wind farm located 46 km off the Belgian coast.
  • Sterigenics International acquires Toxikon Europe NVJones Day represented Sterigenics International LLC, the world’s leading, fully integrated protector of global health, in connection with its acquisition of Belgian-based Toxikon Europe NV, the European subsidiary of Toxikon Corporation, a Bedford, Massachusetts-based preclinical contract research organization.
  • Hexagon acquires Luciad from GIMVJones Day represented Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technologies that drives productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, in connection with its acquisition of Belgian-based Luciad, a leading provider of 5D visualization and analysis solutions, from GIMV.
  • BNP Paribas, ING Belgium, and KBC Bank amend and restate credit facility for AgristoJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, ING Belgium NV/SA, and KBC Bank NV in connection with an amendment and restatement of a credit facility provided to, amongst others, Agristo, a Belgian based specialist in the production of frozen and pre-fried French fries and potato specialties.
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