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Latham & Watkins Advises the Initial Purchasers on La Doria’s €525 Million High Yield Bond Issuance

May 15, 2024
A cross-border team represented the pool of banks in the debut offering of the company following the take-private by Investindustrial.

Latham & Watkins has advised the pool of banks in the issuance of €525 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2029 by La Doria S.p.A., a leading European supplier of Italian shelf-stable private label products, including, amongst others, tomatoes, ready-to-use sauces, and canned pulses. The offering represents the debut issuance of La Doria following the take-private by Investindustrial in 2022.

The Latham team was led by Milan corporate partner Jeff Lawlis and associate Michele Vangelisti, with associate Ruggero Barelli for US capital markets matters. Advice was also provided on Italian finance matters by Milan partner Marcello Bragliani, with counsel Erika Brini Raimondi and associates Nicola Nocerino, Simona Di Marcantonio, and Davide Chiarito; on UK finance matters by London partner Fergus Wheeler, with associates Ajay Agarwal, Simba Gonondo, and Isuri De Alwis; on Italian capital markets matters by Milan counsel Guido Bartolomei, with associate Leonardo Simeoni; on regulatory matters by Milan partner Cesare Milani, with associate Edoardo Cassinelli; and on tax matters by New York partner Jocelyn Noll, with counsel Blanca Vàzquez de Castro and associates Mimi Kyprianou, James Aldred, and Nicole Lim.