Cermaq obtains USD497 million financingJanuary 28, 2014, by - LATIN LAWYER
Carey has helped Norwegian salmon and trout producer Cermaq obtain two credit agreements, worth a combined US$497 million.
Lending banks Danske Bank, DNB Bank, Handelsbanken and Rabobank were advised by Chile’s Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda and Norway’s Thommessen.
The banks gave Cermaq, which has operations in Chile, two lines of credit worth US$375 million and US$122 million, which will be used to refinance the fish farmer’s debt. The deal closed on 19 December.
Counsel to Cermaq
Partner Diego Peralta and associates Felipe Tupper, Jaime Carey Jr., Agustín Fracchia and Felipe Zaldívar in Santiago
Counsel to the banks
Cariola, Díez, Pérez-Cotapos & Cía Ltda
Partner Francisco Javier Illanes and associates Juan Antonio Parodi, Javier Bravo, Javiera Salamanca and Magdalena Quintanain Santiago
Partner Hans Haugstad and associates Kristoffer Hegdahl and Gjermund Borger Hansen in Oslo