The Italian Guarantee Loan for SIFI
Carbonetti e Associati advised Italian pharmaceutical company SIFI on the €34.4 million transaction.
Carbonetti e Associati advised SIFI, an Italian ophthalmic pharmaceutical company that provides solutions for the treatment of eye diseases, on a loan granted by a pool of five banks (assisted by Simmons & Simmons) and backed by the Italian Guarantee issued by SACE. The aim of the measure was to provide support for the business as part of Italy’s post-pandemic recovery.
The transaction, which came to a total of €34.4 million, involved Banco BPM as agent bank, custodian bank and SACE Agent, as well as Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca del Mezzogiorno – Mediocredito Centrale, Creval, BPER and Banco BPM itself as arranger banks, bookrunners and lending banks.
Carbonetti e Associati assisted SIFI with a team led by managing partner Fabrizio Carbonetti and including associate Matteo Morselli. Simmons & Simmons assisted the pool of lenders with a team comprising partner Davide D’Affronto, managing associate Fabrizio Nebuloni and trainees Francesco Burla and Luigi Terenzio Trigona.