Hogan Lovells advises Intesa Sanpaolo and Banca Ifis on Azimuts securitisation of Italian SMEs

Hogan Lovells advises Intesa Sanpaolo and Banca Ifis on Azimut's securitisation of Italian SMEs

Press releases | 26 January 2023

Milan, 26 January 2023 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells has advised Banca Ifis and Intesa Sanpaolo as arrangers in relation to a securitisation of receivables arising from loans granted by a fund managed by Azimut Investments to Italian SMEs.

The loans, secured by the guarantee issued by the Fondo Centrale di Garanzia managed by Mediocredito Centrale, are disbursed through Opyn's fintech platform, which also offers origination and credit analysis services.

The portfolios of guaranteed loans (for a maximum amount of approximately EUR 300 million) are purchased through the issuance of asset back securities subscribed by Azimut, Banca Ifis and Intesa Sanpaolo.

Hogan Lovells provided assistance with an international team led by partner Corrado Fiscale with support from associates Diego Del Principe, Pietro Castoldi and Federico Mariani. The Luxembourg team consisted of partners Pierre Reuter and Ariane Mehrshahi and senior associates Simon Recher and Agnes Merz. Serena Pietrosanti, Head of Tax Italy, and senior associate Maria Cristina Conte advised on Italian tax issues.