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10/08/2016

Completion of Phase I Acquisition of Piraeus Port in Greece

COSCO (Hong Kong) Group Limited (“COSCO HK”) has completed the acquisition of 51% shares in Piraeus Port Authority SA ("PPA"), phase I of its acquisition of 67% shares of PPA. The deal provides for COSCO HK to increase its stake to 67% five years after Phase I, by acquiring an...
18/02/2016

PPA Privatization | Competitive Process Complete

The competitive tender process for the sale of a majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority S.A. reached a key milestone in mid-February, upon designation of the preferred investor. Subject to approvals under applicable law, signing of respective transaction documentation is...
29/12/2015

Hotel Sector Acquisition Financing

Year-end was marked by the successful closing of a EUR 125 million acquisition facility and a EUR 157.2 million refinancing facility provided as part of the largest hospitality sector M&A transaction of 2015. AKL advised the Mandated Lead Arranger and Agent on all Greek law...
27/11/2015

EUR 288 million Bond Loan Financing

AKL advised the Arrangers, the Agent and Lenders in respect of a EUR 288 million secured bond loan financing to a leading Greek industrial. The transaction closed in late November and was the final stage of a phased refinancing process, following push down of debt within the...
27/02/2015

Class Actions against Infringements of EU Competition Law

AKL’s George Zohios co-authors article in prestigious CPI publication. This article examines class actions as a form of collective redress from a competition law viewpoint; inevitably, however, many of the remarks concern class actions and collective redress mechanisms in...
29/01/2015

AKL advises on Wholesale Sector Acquisition Financing

AKL acted for the Arrangers, the Agent and Lenders in a notable 100% acquisition financing targeting a leading network in the wholesale sector and structured to interoperate with a follow-up real estate financing transaction.

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