AnnaZwalve

Of Counsel

Amsterdam + 31.20.305.4261

Anna Zwalve advises financial institutions and corporate clients on a wide variety of financing transactions. She has experience in syndicated and single bank loans, secured and unsecured financings, acquisitions, projects, asset-based lending, private placements, and restructurings. She also has experience advising on debt and equity capital markets transactions and securitizations.

Notable high-dollar matters that Anna has worked on include the financing of L1 Retail in connection with its acquisition of Holland & Barret from the The Nature's Bounty Co. and The Carlyle Group for £1.77 billion (US$2.25 billion) and the financing of Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited (AGIC Capital), an Asian-European private equity investor focused on industrial technology companies in the European and North American mid-market, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Fotona, a developer of high-tech laser systems and components, from private equity firm, The Gores Group.

Domestically, Anna recently advised private equity fim Gimv N.V. on the financing of their acquisition of Snack Connection B.V., a Dutch company specializing in purchasing, processing, mixing, and packaging nuts, kernels, seeds, subtropical fruits, and related products.

Anna has lectured and published on security interests, guarantees, and set-offs.

Experience

  • BNP Paribas issues €375 million Non-Dilutive Cash-Settled Zero Coupon Convertible Bonds linked to BNP Paribas sharesJones Day represented BNP Paribas, as issuer and sole bookrunner, in connection with the offering by BNP Paribas of €375 million Non-Dilutive Cash-Settled Zero Coupon Convertible Bonds due 2025 linked to BNP Paribas shares.
  • 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.
  • KeyBank amends and restates $250 million secured revolving credit facility for cloud infrastructure providerJones Day represented KeyBank National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with an amended and restated $250 million secured revolving credit facility provided to a cloud infrastructure provider.
  • 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.
  • Gilde Healthcare establishes Gilde Healthcare Private Equity IVJones Day advised Gilde Healthcare Partners B.V. in the establishment of Gilde Healthcare Private Equity IV, a private equity fund that invests in profitable healthcare companies operating in the lower mid-market in North-west Europe.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company Fenzi Holdings acquires Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLCJones Day represented Arsenal Capital Partners' portfolio company, Fenzi Holdings SPV S.p.A., in the acquisition and financing of the Advanced Glass Technologies business of Johnson Matthey PLC, which manufactures advanced glass enamels, precious metal pastes and conductive inks for use in automotive glass and other industry applications.
  • Solmax acquires U.S. geosynthetics manufacturer PropexJones Day served as antitrust and financing counsel to Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax) in the acquisition by Solmax of Propex Operating Company, LLC, a leading geosynthetics manufacturer with a long track record in the construction, transportation, mining, and automotive industries.
  • Materion acquires H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, in connection with the acquisition and financing of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • Leading automotive components and systems supplier obtains $100 million senior secured term loan facilityJones Day represented a leading automotive components and systems supplier in connection with a $100 million senior secured term loan facility.
  • Greystar Equity Partners Europe Fund obtains subscription line credit facilityJones Day represented Greystar Equity Partners Europe Fund in connection with the subscription line credit facility arranged by Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation.
  • Macquarie acquires Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management companyJones Day advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 in the acquisition and financing of Beauparc Utilities, Ireland’s largest waste management company.
  • 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.
  • Hyster-Yale obtains $300 million multicurrency revolving credit facilityJones Day represented Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (the “Company”), a designer, engineer, manufacturer, seller, and servicer of a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally, in connection with a $300 million multicurrency revolving credit facility ("Facility") with Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent.
  • Wabtec completes €500 million Green Bonds offeringJones Day represented Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., one of the world’s largest providers of value-added, technology-based equipment, systems and services for the global transit and freight rail industries, in connection with the SEC-registered offering by Wabtec Transportation Netherlands B.V., its wholly-owned subsidiary, of €500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.250% Senior Notes due 2027.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • PNC leads $900 million revolving credit facility for manufacturer and supplier of products that protect health and safetyJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and PNC Capital Markets LLC, as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in connection with a fourth amended and restated credit agreement for a manufacturer and supplier of products that protect health and safety, providing a $900 million revolving loan facility.
  • Aberdeen refinances current financial debt in connection with concession of public building in Seville, Andalusia, SpainJones Day advised Aberdeen, as sponsor, in the refinancing of its current financial debt granted in connection with the concession of a public building located in Seville, Andalusia, Spain.
  • Diebold Nixdorf completes offering of $700 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a global leader in driving connected commerce for the banking and retail industries, in connection with the issuance of its $700 million aggregate principal amount of 9.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • Diebold Nixdorf completes offering of €350 million of Senior Secured NotesJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a global leader in driving connected commerce for the banking and retail industries, in connection with the issuance by its wholly-owned Dutch subsidiary, Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V., of €350 million aggregate principal amount of 9.000% due 2025 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.