Clifford Chance has advised UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on the refinancing of the existing financial indebtedness of the Mattoni 1873 group.
The value of the transaction was EUR 260 million.
According to Clifford Chance, “initially, UniCredit acted as the sole underwriter in the transaction but was later, still in the pre-signing phase, joined by Ceska Sporitelna and Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka.”
Mattoni 1873 group is a producer of soft drinks in Central Europe that expanded via acquisitions to South Europe in recent years. It produces its own brands of traditional mineral waters – Mattoni, Szentkiralyi, and Knjaz Milos – and produces and distributes brands of soft drinks and snacks, such as Pepsi, Mirinda, Lipton, Schweppes, and Lay's.
The Clifford Chance team included Partner Milos Felgr, Senior Associate Dominik Vojta, and Junior Lawyer Tomas Kubala.
Clifford Chance could not provide additional information on the matter.
Editor's Note: After this article was published, Kocian, Solc, Balastik announced it had advised Mattoni 1873 on the deal. The firm's team included Partner Martin Krejci and Counsel Ivo Prusa.