Case Studies

Debut Schuldschein Loan “DLG” – one of the largest Scandinavian issue in this segment

The debut Schuldschein Loan of the Danish agricultural trading company "DLG" is one of the largest Scandinavian issue in this segment.

As one of the largest agricultural companies in Europe, DLG (Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab a.m.b.a.) generated annual revenue of about EUR 6.5 billion (DKK 49 billion) in 2018. Together with its subsidiaries, DLG services and supplies farmers and buys, processes and sells their crops. The company is diversified across its core segments Agribusiness, Premix & Nutrition and Energy & Service. The Group's revenue is generated from activities in Germany (61%), Denmark (31%) and other countries (8%).

The Schuldschein Loan is used for general corporate financing and for refinancing of existing debt.

NORD/LB acted/acts as mandated lead arranger & bookrunner (technical lead of a group of German and Danish banks) and as original lender / paying agent in this transaction.

Acquisition Albrecht & Dill

NORD/LB provides support to German Equity Partners IV (GEP IV), an equity fund managed by ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH (ECM), for the acquisition of Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics GmbH (A&D), the leading distributor of exclusive perfumes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

A&D markets a portfolio of attractive fragrance brands on the basis of long-term and exclusive distribution agreements, mainly through selected specialist fragrance retailers. The company has firmly established itself as the connecting link between independent brand manufacturers and the highly fragmented retail market. A&D thus enables access to a large number of ‘points of sale’ in the DACH region and supports brand manufacturers in product development, marketing and logistics in order to achieve the optimal positioning for the respective brands in all the relevant sales channels.

A&D markets a portfolio of attractive fragrance brands on the basis of long-term and exclusive distribution agreements, mainly through selected specialist fragrance retailers. The company has firmly established itself as the connecting link between independent brand manufacturers and the highly fragmented retail market. A&D thus enables access to a large number of ‘points of sale’ in the DACH region and supports brand manufacturers in product development, marketing and logistics in order to achieve the optimal positioning for the respective brands in all the relevant sales channels.

As NORD/LB was mandated to organise the overall financing at an early stage, it was possible to jointly conclude the time-critical acquisition process successfully.

NORD/LB is looking forward to the partnership-based collaboration for the further development of this interesting enterprise.

€ 135 m Schuldscheindarlehen (bonded loan) arranged for Montana Tech Components GmbH

In autumn 2016, NORD/LB together with a banking consortium arranged a Schuldscheindarlehen (SSD) with a volume of € 135 m and, therefore, the fourth very successful transaction of this type.

The SSD is for general corporate financing purposes and the refinancing of existing loans.

Montana Tech Components GmbH acts as a financing and management company for the Montana Tech Group. The 100% shareholder of MTC is the Montana Tech Components AG, which was founded in 2006. The Montana Tech Group is a technology-oriented industrial group and has a broadly diversified business model that is divided into four operating divisions: Aerospace Components, Metal Tech, Energy Storage (VARTA AG) and Industrial Components. Overall, the group commands leading market positions in fast-growing markets and focuses on key technologies. In view of its wide diversification MTC has only a low degree of cyclicality.

Duravit Group - off-balance sheet solution

A low-cost and liquidity-preserving financing structure, which was tailored to DURAlog Duravit Logistik GmbH, combines need-based leasing with funds from the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (Reconstruction Loan Corporation).

In the industry, the Duravit Group is considered one of the leading providers in matters related to bathroom design and covers the entire area of bathroom furnishing with sanitary ware, bathroom furniture, accessories, bathtubs/sinks and wellness ideas. Duravit operates 27 investment companies around the world and is present in over 90 countries. The increase in sales within the Duravit Group led to a need for optimisation and expansion in the existing logistics capacity for the 100% logistics subsidiary DURAlog Logistik GmbH (in short: DURAlog). DURAlog is responsible for the execution of services in the area of logistics and transport and operates a central storage facility in Aachen. The planned expansion of the logistics capacity was supposed to be handled through the construction of a fully automated high bay warehouse on land already owned by the Duravit Group.

In collaboration with the leasing subsidiary LHI Leasing GmbH and in close coordination with the Duravit Group, NORD/LB structured a need-based, off-balance sheet financing solution for the construction of the high bay warehouse. We implemented the project with an investment sum in the double-digit million range through build-and-lease-back financing with the inclusion of funds from the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (Reconstruction Loan Corporation). The combination of both financing alternatives made it possible to provide low-cost and liquidity-protecting financing for the Duravit Group.

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