Clearwater International acted as financial adviser to Wieland-Werke AG on the successful issuance of promissory notes with a total volume of EUR 145 million.
The inaugural unsecured promissory notes with tenors of 5, 7 and 10 years were offered to institutional investors.
Clearwater International ensured a smooth and efficient transaction process by coordinating the involved parties. In addition, continuous benchmarking of terms and conditions by Clearwater International secured a fixing of the most favourable terms for the Company.
The promissory notes are an integral element of Wieland-Werke AG´s refinancing concept, which aims to redeem existing debt and to establish a longer term financing structure for the Company. Besides the unsecured promissory notes, the refinancing concept includes a self-arranged Revolving Credit Facility.
The Wieland Group with headquarters in Ulm, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semi-finished products in copper and copper alloys such as strip, sheet, tube and rod as well as special products, for example slide bearings, finned tubes and heat exchangers. As an international group, the Wieland Group has manufacturing companies, slitting centres and trading companies in many European countries as well as in the US, South Africa, Singapore, China and India. The Wieland Group employs some 6,700 people worldwide, 4,300 of them in Germany and generated sales of approximately EUR 2.5 billion in the FY 2015/16.
Clearwater International, led by partner Dierk Rottmann with support from Norbert-Markus Roth and Benjamin Bubrowski, advised Wieland-Werke AG.