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AdeB assisted in the acquisition of Nets Holding A/S

Advent International, ATP and Bain Capital (the “Consortium”) have signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of Nets Holding A/S from the existing shareholders, a group of 186 primarily Danish and Norwegian banks, for a cash consideration of DKK 17.0 billion, corresponding to a price per share of DKK 92.37. In addition, the shareholders will receive the dividend for 2013 totalling DKK 498 million, or DKK 2.70 per share.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals/confirmations and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2014.

Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS acted as Norwegian counsel for the lenders to the Consortium at the instruction of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

AdeB's team has been led by Atle Gabrielsen and Paul Sveinsson, both partners at our banking & finance group, assisted by senior lawyer Atle Stensrud, and partner Sven Iver Steen(regulatory).