Pedersoli Studio Legale, with a team led by Alessandro Marena (equity partner), has advised AromataGroup, operating in the production and distribution of natural flavours, extracts and colours for the food & beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic sectors and controlled by Ambienta, in the acquisition of a majority shareholding of Ipam, a leading manufacturer of food ingredients in the breadcrumbs segment with a turnover exceeding 20 million Euro.
Pedersoli team involved also Elisa Bertoni and Edoardo Bononi (associates).
As to tax aspects, Ambienta has been advised by Facchini Rossi Michelutti Studio Legale Tributario with Luca Rossi and Giancarlo Lapecorella (partners) and Marco Belloni, Andrea Conte and Davide Pasqual (associates).
The sellers who have also reinvested in AromataGroup have been provided legal assistance by DWF with a team led by Luca Cuomo (partner), Giovanni Cucchiarato (partner) and Alberto Sieli (associate).
Simmons & Simmons with a team led by Davide D’Affronto (partner) and composed of Riccardo Rossi (managing associate), Cettina Merlino (associate) and Alessandro Severi (trainee) has advised the banks in the financing of the transaction. Tax aspects have been managed by Marco Palanca (partner) and Pasquale Del Prete (associate).
Vitale & Co. has acted as financial advisor of the sellers, while Labs Corporate Finance has acted on behalf of Ambienta.