PPF obtains EUR 1.150 billion financing for acquisition of CME
PPF Group N.V. (“PPF”) announced that its fully owned subsidiaries have signed an agreement with Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (“CME”) to acquire CME. The acquisition will be financed with a mix of equity and debt. The debt component consists of EUR 1.150 billion senior secured term and revolving acquisition facilities.
BNP Paribas and Société Générale acted as Global Coordinators to PPF on the acquisition facilities.
The EUR 1.150 billion facilities have been fully underwritten by BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Société Générale and UniCredit acting as Underwriters, Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners.
Société Générale and Komerční banka are acting as facility agent and security agent, respectively.
White & Case advised PPF and Allen & Overy advised the Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners.