Linklaters Advises on LimaCorporate’s Refinancing Transactions

Linklaters has advised the banks on LimaCorporate’s (“Lima”) issuance of €295m senior secured floating rate notes due 2028 and its entry into a new super senior revolving credit facility. The proceeds from the note offering and drawings under its new revolving credit facility will be used to repay outstanding debt.

Lima (EQT) is a global orthopaedic company headquartered in Italy, providing a broad range of innovative and technology-driven joint replacement solutions used by surgeons to restore motion for patients.

The cross-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary Linklaters team was led by high yield partner Giacomo Reali and leveraged finance partner Pathik Gandhi, with Milan counsel Diego Esposito. The team also included senior U.S. associate Matthew Baumann, managing associates Marta Fusco and Brad Pawlak, and associates Monish Kulkarni, Dami Banire and Luke Dee.

The team was supported by partners Ugo Orsini and Robert Egori and associate Sara Giugiario from Milan, partners Przemyslaw Lipin and Burkhard Rinne, counsel Tobias Klupsch and associate Lasse Petersen from Frankfurt, partner Jorge Alegre, counsel Begoña Martinez and managing associate Alvaro Albors from Madrid, partners Alexander Harmse and Mees Roelofs, counsel Hugo van der Molen and associate Matijs Nijkamp from Amsterdam, partner Kathryn Merryfield, managing associate Elisabeth Maze and associate Emma Vernhes from Paris and partner Philip W. Lee and senior US associate Andres Loera from New York.

The team was also supported by the firm’s New York and Milan tax teams.

This transaction is testament to Linklaters’ market-leading and integrated leveraged finance capabilities across Europe and the US. It also reflects the team’s ability to work seamlessly to deliver effective solutions to clients on complex cross-border transactions.