Norton Rose Fulbright advises Société Générale and a consortium of banks in the financing of the acquisition of Ardex by Edelweiss Industries

France Press release - Business July 2021

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Société Générale as Mandated Arranger and lender, and CIC Lyonnaise de Banque and Caisse d’Epargne et de Prévoyance de Rhône Alpes as lenders, on the financing of the acquisition by Edelweiss Industries from Page 7 of 100% of the shares of Ardex.

Ardex specializes in the production and commercialization of high-precision components and systems mainly for the industrial vehicle, railway and connector markets and is a first-tier supplier to some of the world’s largest manufacturers. The company exports 95% of its production. Edelweiss Industries, an industrial group established in the Rhône-Alpes region since 2019, has the ambition to develop a major industrial precision mechanics group over the next few years.

Our banking and finance team has advised the consortium of banks in setting up the senior debt for this acquisition. A bonded debt had been implemented by Eurazeo in addition to the financing.

The Norton Rose Fulbright Paris team in charge of this transaction was led by banking and finance partner Alexandre Roth, who was assisted by associate Lorraine Viard.

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