Milan, 14 May 2018 – Finalised the acquisition of the remaining 50% of Gesmar Gestioni Marittime S.p.A. by Rimorchiatori Mediterranei S.p.A., a sub-holding company operating in the harbour towage sector, participated by Rimorchiatori Riuniti, the Genovese shipowning group led by the families Dellepiane and Gavarone, and DWS, the Deutsche Bank infrastructure fund.
Gesmar, a 50% owned company by Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, operates in the maritime towing sector and holds concessions in the harbours of Ravenna, Ancona, Vasto, Ortona, Pescara, Trieste and Termoli.
Rimorchiatori Mediterranei has been advised by Pedersoli Studio Legale with a team led by Andrea Gandini (Equity Partner) including Lorenzo Rossi Casana (Associate), while Davide Cacchioli (Equity Partner) and Alessandro Bardanzellu (Partner) have provided assistance in relation to the antitrust aspects of the transaction.
The seller has been advised by Studio Legale Associato Benelli Cottignola De Lorenzi in Ravenna with a team led by Pietro Cottignola.
Legance has acted as counsel of the lenders with a team led by Alberto Giampieri (Partner) and composed of Tommaso Bernasconi (Senior Counsel) and Beatrice Zilio (Senior Associate), including Francesco Di Bari (Counsel) providing assistance in relation to tax aspects.
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