Anteos Capital Advisor takes BKNO in the Private Debt capital market

  • Closed a Private Debt transaction of 11 million Euro, fully underwritten by Anthilia Capital Partners

Turin, July 3rd, 2023Anteos Capital Advisors S.p.A., acting as advisor and arranger, and Anthilia Capital Partners SGR, investor, successfully completed the issue of a 11 million Euro Bond for BKNO S.r.l., one of the largest franchisee of Burger King restaurants in Italy. The bond proceeds will be used to support the development of the business plan focused on new openings aimed at a widespread presence in the market.

The transaction has been fully underwritten by Anthilia Capital Partners SGR, through the Anthilia BIT III and Anthilia BIT IV funds, RP Legal & Tax acted as legal advisor with the involvement of Giovanni Luppi, partner, and Giacomo Passeri, associate, while Finint Bank acted as agent bank and Modefinance in the review of the ESG-terms.

Founded in 2017, BKNO S.r.l. reached a total portfolio of 18 Burger King restaurants owned and managed in Northern Italy in less than five years, marking one of the fastest development paths for the brand. Thanks to this growth, BKNO is now one of the largest Burger King franchisee operators in Italy. These milestones represent the starting point for a new investment plan and further growth, mainly through new openings.

Davide Canavesio, Founder and CEO of the Blooming Group, commented: “We are excited about this significant financial transaction, which reflects our confidence in the Burger King brand and its future development prospects. We believe in the brand both in terms of growth plans and its commitment to ESG values, which are also a key pillar in our company policy. We are confident that this operation will help support the Burger King Group’s growth targets in our country, sharing its vision of a sustainable, responsible and successful future”.

Emilio Troiano, Head of the DCM division of Anteos Capital Advisors, commented: “The brilliant transaction concluded by BKNO witnesses a perfect combination of growth investment plans and the private debt market. Thanks to the subscription of Anthilia, BKNO has laid the foundations for a solid path of expansion and development in the next three years, being able to focus the company’s focus on the operational activities and integration of new restaurants openings”.

Barbara Ellero, Partner e Head of Private Debt di Anthilia Capital Partners, commented:“The results achieved in recent years by BKNO are remarkable. Best-in-class openings have been realized thanks to the experience and the competence of its management. We are confident that with this operation, finalized with the valuable support of Anteos, BKNO will be able to develop further its presence in a market that has the right potential to grow, of the few expanding segments of the entire food landscape”.

Blooming Group S.p.A. is an industrial group focused on the food & beverage sector. Founded in 2017 with BKNO, today Blooming is the Italian leader in the retail franchising sector with several brands in its portfolio. We nurture brands is the claim that guides the Group’s development, geographically spread in the main regions of Northern Italy. A strong focus on sustainability and the centrality of human capital, complete the values of the Group, which employs over 500 people. An experienced management leads the company with the strong ambition to grow by supporting the employment and development of the territories in which it operates.

Anthilia Capital Partners SGR is an independent Italian company dedicated to the asset management on behalf of institutional and private clients. Thanks to the focus and the experience in the reference segments, the SGR has been able to establish itself since 2008 focusing on the values required by investors: specialization, transparency, absolute return. The Company has managed assets of over 2.5 billion euros with more than 1.3 billion invested in private capital, holding a leading position in the Italian small cap segment. Among the main investors, there are the European Investment Fund, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, the Italian Investment Fund and many major European insurance and banking groups. In 2018 and 2022 Anthilia was awarded the Private Debt Award for the “Development” category and in 2021 with the “Saccomanni” Award. Since 2018, Anthilia SGR has become an “Innovative SME” thanks to the development of a proprietary technology platform to support investment management and advanced reporting.


About Anteos

Anteos Capital Advisors S.p.A. is an independent firm that provides advisory services to Italian SME entrepreneurs,
managers, and institutional investors. We empower our partners to strengthen their organisations, implement growth strategies, and leverage private capital markets. Anteos focuses on a pan-European approach, bridging the real economy and the capital markets for our clients.

Anteos Capital Advisors S.p.A. 
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