Hogan Lovells advises the EIB on the €30 million quasi-equity loan financing to support renewable and energy efficiency across Europe

London, 18 May, 2017 – Hogan Lovells, the global law firm, has advised the European Investment Bank (EIB) on a quasi-equity loan financing up to €30 million with the EPS Group. Electro Power Systems is an Italian based technology pioneer in energy storage systems and microgrids whose holding company is listed on the French-regulated market, Euronext Paris.

The EIB financing is provided under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), and will support the company's growth, continuous research, development and innovation activities, and further product commercialization. It is a loan financing with a warrant-based quasi-equity element.

Led by London finance partner Andrew Taylor, Hogan Lovells was the EIB's lead counsel on this cross-border transaction that involved London corporate transactional partner, Richard Diffenthal. The team also included Paris-based partners Jean-Marc Franceschi and Olivier Fille-Lambie, in addition to Milan-based partners Luca Picone and Carlo Massini. The associates were James Clarke, Charles Jemmett, Ariane Berthoud, and Federica Lombardo.

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