Ashurst advises Hayfin on financing the acquisition of REALEYES Group by Zentrum Gesundheit

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    Ashurst advised Hayfin on the financing of the acquisition of the REALEYES Group (REALEYES) by Zentrum Gesundheit, a portfolio company of NORD Holding. The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms and conditions of the financing.

    Munich-based REALEYES is the market leader among premium providers of ophthalmology services in the Greater Munich area, offering a broad spectrum of medical treatment, as well as a growing range of refractive services. Zentrum Gesundheit was founded in 1990 in Leer and has since become the leading specialist for ophthalmology in Northern Germany, providing the entire range of ophthalmology services under one roof, with a medical focus on the treatment of cataracts and diabetic and age-related retinopathies. The transaction creates a leading ophthalmology group with two expansionary business clusters in Northern and Southern Germany.

    Hayfin, one of Europe's leading alternative asset management firms, was founded in 2009 and has invested more than 30 billion euros of capital across more than 420 portfolio companies. Hayfin focuses on direct lending, special opportunities and high-yield credit. 

    The Ashurst team was led by partner Dr Matthias Weissinger and counsel Gabrielle Metherall. They were assisted by senior associate Franziska Sauer and transaction lawyer Ariana Fazlic (all Global Loans).

    Ashurst's German banking and finance practice advises both banks and alternative lenders, private equity investors and companies on domestic and cross-border acquisition, real estate, asset and infrastructure / project finance as well as on financial restructuring and corporate lending.