Giancarlo Castorino focuses his practice on structured finance, with a specific focus on property and acquisition finance, where he mainly assists lenders in both domestic and cross-border transactions.
His extensive client base consists of the foremost Italian banks, such as Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A and UniCredit S.p.A, international banks and investors whom he has assisted and advised in complex restructurings and in the sale of distressed debt portfolios.
Assistance provided to a banking institution in connection with a medium- to long-term loan granted to a closed-end real estate fund reserved for qualified investors (including Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. and the Lombardy Region) investing in social housing, university housing and urban redevelopment in the territory of the Lombardy Region – through a loan granted, in turn, by the European Investment Bank as part of its policy of supporting projects aimed at achieving EU objectives, including those designed to mitigate climate change.
Advised a pool of several lenders representing the most important domestic and international banks operating in Italy, in the context of an approximately €1 billion refinancing transaction in favor of an REIF participated in by a foreign sovereign investment authority and managed by an Italian leading real estate operator, concerning a central district in Milan, which represents one of the most renowned and significant real estate development projects in Europe in recent years.
Assistance provided to a pool of domestic and international lenders in connection with an approximately €400 million senior facility in favor of a vehicle owned by an Italian public investor controlled by Italian Ministry of Finance, in connection with a prime and large real estate complex located in Rome also in light of an important fit-out program in progress aimed at hosting the office of a leading Italian energy company.
Advising a leading Italian banking institution in supporting the financial needs of a club of investors (including one of the leading Italian real estate investor, one of the largest European investment and development company in real estate and a world renowned Italian fashion firm), participating in a competitive bid process aimed at the acquisition of a disused railway yard located in Milan, with a view to implement one of the largest development real estate projects in Europe, keeping in mind the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Games which will transform the urban area of Milan in the coming years.
Assistance provided to a banking institution in connection with a medium- to long-term mortgage loan for a sub-fund of an alternative real estate investment fund reserved for multiple sub-funds, intended to support part of the financial requirements connected with the completion of a programme for the acquisition of certain real estate properties intended for large-scale distribution.
Assistance provided to a leading operator in the European market of the “beauty and lifestyle” sector in a corporate restructuring project.
Advised one of the main Italian companies operating in the manufacture of components for both cars and motorcycles in connection with the granting of medium long term loan facilities to one of its controlled companies, for a maximum amount of €28,800,000, aimed at supporting the acquisition of two leading Italian companies operating within the manufacturing and supplying of metal accessories for the high-end fashion sector.
Advised a leading Italian company operating in the design, construction and distribution of a wide range of gear-motors in connection with the granting, by a pool of Italian banks, of a medium long term loan facility for a maximum amount of €100,000,000 aimed at supporting the financial needs connected with the refinancing of its debt exposure and the ordinary course of business.
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