The Oaktree company acquired the share capital of IASO pursuant to a public tender offer. The acquisition of the majority of the shares was completed on 8 July 2019 and the existing financial indebtedness was refinanced by Oaktree Capital on 30 August 2019.
The Reed Smith team was led by partners Panos Katsambas and Monica Barton, supported by associates Lorène Sani and Delphine Zhuang.
Katsambas commented: “We are pleased to have supported our long-standing client Piraeus Bank on the financing of this significant transaction.”
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