Locals jump to Grupo SOS as it completes Eu994m Bertolli deal

Grupo SOS, the Spanish food group, has successfully completed a Eu994m deal. The facility, targeted mainly at local lenders, replaces a bridge loan secured in early 2008 for the borrower’s Eu630m takeover of Bertolli, the Italian olive oil firm, from Unilever.

  • 15 Jan 2009

The mandated lead arrangers wereAhorro Corporación Financiera (also bookrunner), Banco Popular, BBVA, Caja Madrid, Calyon, HSBC, ICO, Intesa Sanpaolo, Rabobank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander.

Twenty three other banks joined the deal: Banca March, Bancaja, Bancantabria, Banco Espírito Santo, Bankinter, Caixa Catalunya, Caixa Galicia, Caixa Geral de ...

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