EUR 700m

June 2018

Vanderlande

Refinancing RCF and bank guarantee lines through international syndicate

  • Vanderlande provides tailored and fully automated material handling systems and services. Vanderlande is active in the markets for baggage handling, warehouse automation and sorting solutions in parcel & postal facilities;
  • In March 2017, Toyota Industries Corporation acquired 100% of the shares of Vanderlande Industries. Following this acquisition, Vanderlande remained responsible for its own financing package;
  • In October 2017, Avaxa was engaged by Vanderlande Industries to assist in this refinancing process;
  • Based on the Long-Term Plan of Vanderlande and its required financing need following the projected growth, Avaxa developed a preferred financing structure and syndication strategy, including compiling a long list of potential lenders. On the basis of this, the shareholder decided to initiate the refinancing process and approach the external financing markets;
  • The competitive financing raise process including banks and specialised surety providers, resulted in three times oversubscribed credit approved commitments;
  • In June 2018, Vanderlande Industries closed the EUR 700mln Refinancing with seven international lenders against very competitive terms and conditions; and
  • Throughout the process we were in continuous dialogue with the Japanese shareholder Toyota Industries Corporation to keep them fully aligned to the process.