BOYANOV & Co. and KALO & ASSOCIATES Advised Albania Telecom Invest and One Telecommunications SHA
BOYANOV & Co. and KALO & ASSOCIATES advised Albania Telecom Invest (Bulgaria) (“ATI”) and One Telecommunications SHA (Albania) (“One”) on the refinancing of a EUR 48.5 million acquisition loan from First Investment Bank (Bulgaria) used by ATI in 2019 to acquire a controlling stake in One (previously Telekom Albania) from OTE. The refinancing loan is made by a club consisting of three banks of the OTP group – OTP Bank (Hungary), DSK Bank (Bulgaria) and Banka OTP Albania and is for a principal amount of EUR 37 million and a maturity of 10 years.
BOYANOV & Co. and KALO & ASSOCIATES advised ATI and One on all legal aspects of the refinancing loan and the prepayment of the original acquisition loan.
BOYANOV & Co.’s team was led by finance partner Damian Simeonov and KALO & ASSOCIATES’ team – by Co-Managing partner Aigest Milo. The lenders were advised by Wolf Theiss Albania.
In 2019 BOYANOV & Co. and KALO & ASSOCIATES also advised ATI on the original financing from First Investment Bank and on the acquisition from OTE.
The CEO and one of the two shareholders of ATI, a seasoned investor and fund manager, Elvin Guri, commented on the recent deal:
“We have been working with BOYANOV & Co. and KALO & ASSOCIATES (their teams led, respectively, by Damian Simeonov and Aigest Milo) for the past three years. As per their usual custom, they stepped up when it was necessary, delivering useful and timely advice that helped us structure a good deal for all the parties involved.”
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