Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised Rodbun Group on a EUR 101.5 million syndicated facility

Rodbun Group, a leading Romanian company active in the agribusiness sector, has signed a syndicated credit facility totalling EUR 101.5 million to cover working capital needs and to support the group’s development strategy. It is one of the largest financings granted to a Romanian entrepreneurial company in this sector.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații advised the founders of Rodbun Group in connection with a EUR 101.5 million syndicated facility through which refinances and increases existing facilities by EUR 37.14 million. The team was led by Partner Mihai Dudoiu and Managing Associate Sergiu Negreanu with support from Sorina Ștefoni, a Senior Associate.

PCF Investment Banking also acted for Rodbun Group in structuring, negotiating and implementing the transaction.

“The fact that a Romanian entrepreneurial company is granted a credit facility of over EUR 100 million in a record time reflects the huge potential of the agribusiness sector in our country and, at the same time, reconfirms the ability of Romanian entrepreneurs to collaborate effectively with financial and banking institutions for the development and expansion of their businesses”, said Sergiu Negreanu, Managing Associate at Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații.

The facility was arranged by Banca Comercială Română S.A. (BCR), which acted as Coordinator, Initial Mandated Lead Arranger, Bookrunner, Documentation Agent, Facility Agent and Security Agent, alongside CEC Bank, ING NV Amsterdam – Bucharest Branch and Raiffeisen Bank as Mandated Lead Arrangers, together with Garanti BBVA and AlphaBank as Lenders.

Rodbun Group manages approximately 8,000 hectares of seed production in farms located in regions with agricultural potential in Romania, operates three seed processing and conditioning factories and owns a chain of 50 agricultural stores that serve the small farmer.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is one of the largest independent law firms in Romania, operating successfully in all areas of business and commercial law. It is also the highest ranked law firm in Romania in the Legal 500 EMEA legal directory and, in general, is ranked in the top tier of Romanian law firms, receiving praise from clients and peers alike for its ability to provide innovative and practical legal solutions.