ThibaultDe Boulle

Associate

Brussels + 32.2.645.14.25

Thibault De Boulle advises clients on domestic and cross-border banking transactions (including acquisition finance, factoring/receivables financing, project finance, refinancings, secured financing, and syndicated loans), capital market transactions (debt, equity, and equity linked securities), M&A, and general corporate law. He also has experience in design, build, finance, and maintain (DBFM) contracts.

Thibault has worked on transactions across many industries, including construction, financial institutions, pharmaceuticals, real estate, transportation, and utilities (including offshore wind).

Experience

  • Driven by COVID-19 pandemic, consortium of senior creditors amends senior facilities agreement and project documentsJones Day advised the consortium of senior creditors, represented by KBC Bank NV as agent and security agent, in connection with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Plan Lumières 4.0 project and the related government measures adopted in response thereto.
  • 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.
  • Thomas & Piron Holding acts as issuer on €33 million inaugural bond issueJones Day assisted Thomas & Piron Holding SA, one of the most important players in the Belgian residential construction and real estate development markets, in connection with the €33 million inaugural bond issue in two tranches (2Y – 2.625% and 4Y – 3.25%), listed on Euronext Growth.
  • 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.
  • Belfius Bank updates 2020 long term warrant issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance to Belfius Bank SA/NV in connection with its 2020 update to the long term warrant issuance programme.
  • Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies provides financing to Weerts Group for acquisition and development of warehouse in Bury St EdmundsJones Day represented Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies in connection with a senior secured facility provided to Weerts Group to finance the acquisition and development of an 870,000 sq ft warehouse at Suffolk Park in Bury St Edmunds.
  • The Flemish Community issues €2 billion bondsJones Day assisted the Flemish Community, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, in connection with the issuance of (i) €1 billion 0.125 % Fixed Rate Notes due October 15, 2035 (15-year) and (ii) €1 billion 1.0 % Fixed Rate Notes due January 23, 2051 (to be consolidated and form a single Series with the existing €1 billion 1.0 % Fixed Rate Notes due January 23, 2051 issued on June 23, 2020) (long 30-year), both under its €25 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
  • The Flemish Community updates its €25 billion EMTN ProgramJones Day assisted the Flemish Community, a federated entity of the Kingdom of Belgium, in connection with the update of its €25 billion Euro Medium Term Note Program (under which the Flemish Community, amongst others, may issue green, sustainable, and social bonds).
  • Belfius Bank and Belfius Financing provide 2020 update to €20 billion notes issuance programmeJones Day provided assistance in connection with the 2020 update of Belfius Bank SA/NV and Belfius Financing Company SA's €20 billion notes issuance programme.
  • 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.
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