ThibaultDe Boulle

Associate

Brussels + 32.2.645.14.25

Thibault De Boulle advises clients on cross-border banking transactions (including acquisition finance, syndicated loans, secured financing, project finance, and refinancings), capital markets, 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; the 2019 update of Belfius Bank SA/NV's and Belfius Financing Company SA's €20B notes issuance programme; and the 2019 update of Belfius Bank SA/NV's long-term warrant issuance programme.

Experience

  • Cowboy raises capital in Series B roundJones Day represented Cowboy SA, a Belgian start-up that developed an innovative electric bike for the modern-day commuter, in connection with its issuance of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock in a private placement to Exor Seeds, HCVC, Index Ventures, Isomer Capital, and Future Positive Capital.
  • Belfius Bank and KBC Bank provide financing for acquisition of Moortgat Mometal BV and its direct subsidiariesJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV and KBC Bank NV as lenders in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Moortgat Mometal BV and its direct subsidiaries by, amongst other, Creafund.
  • The Flemish Community issues €2 billion bonds, including their inaugural 30-year benchmark bondJones Day assisted the Flemish Community, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, in connection with the issuance of a €1 billion 0.01% Bond due June 23, 2027 (7-year) and €1 billion 1.0 % Bond due January 23, 2051 (long 30-year).
  • Consortium of senior creditors reprices €950 million of debt of Norther's offshore wind farmJones Day advised the consortium of senior creditors consisting of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., La Banque Postale, Nippon Life Insurance Company, SGBTCI, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited (London Branch), European Investment Bank, and EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, in connection with the repricing of €950 million of debt, and the conversion, of Norther's offshore wind farm located approximately 50 kilometers off the Belgian coast.
  • ING Belgium, Belfius Bank, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited finance acquisition of Grandeco Wallfashion GroupJones Day acted as legal counsel to ING Belgium SA/NV and Belfius Bank SA/NV, as lenders, and Global Loan Agency Services Limited, as agent, in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Grandeco Wallfashion Group - Belgium NV, a leading wallpaper producer, and its direct and indirect subsidiaries by, amongst others, Down2Earth Capital II CommV and Gimv NV.
  • Hansteen sells Belgian portfolio to Belgian real estate investorJones Day assisted Hansteen Holdings PLC in the sale of its Belgian real estate portfolio to a Belgian real estate investor.
  • Ferro expands receivables purchase programJones Day advised Ferro Corporation, a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, in connection with the expansion of its receivables purchase program with ING Belgium in Europe.
  • Buysse & Partners obtains financing for acquisition of Netherlands-based Spitters groupJones Day represented Buysse & Partners and the ESAS group in connection with the financing of the acquisition by the ESAS group of the Netherlands-based Spitters group and the global refinancing of the ESAS group by various Tikehau lending entities.
  • BLACKB sells Darts-ip to Clarivate AnalyticsJones Day represented the various shareholders of BLACKB in the sale of all their shares to the Belgian subsidiary of the U.S. listed company Clarivate Analytics (US) LLC.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • Belfius Bank updates 2019 long term warrant issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance to Belfius Bank SA/NV in connection with its 2019 update to the long term warrant issuance programme, taking into account the new Prospectus Regulation 3 requirements (risk factors, summary, etc.).
  • 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.
  • BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV arranges financing for SD WorxJones Day advised syndicate members BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and ING Belgium NV/SA in the repayment of the financing by SD Worx Staffing & Career Solutions - Holding NV and the release of the security interests related thereto; and the amendment of the financing by BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and Belfius Bank SA/NV of SD Worx Holding NV and the accession of two SD Worx group entities, as guarantor.
  • 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.
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