by Nathan Novak | May.15.2018
The recent placement of project bonds to finance Belgium’s A11 motorway made Italian lawyers wonder when it will be possible to structure a similar transaction under Italy's national project bond laws. The asset class was introduced in Italy two years ago, with the aim of financing infrastructures and public interest services through bond markets rather relying solely on bank lending.
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A cross-border Orrick team has advised Vostok Emerging Finance (“VEF”) as lead investor in Konfio’s $25 million Series C financing round. Other investors in the round included Quona Capital, QED, Kaszek Ventures and International Finance Corporation, amongst others. Following the investment, VEF holds a minority position and board representation in the company.