The law firms involved in the investment of Made in Italy Fund in the project relating to wine sector of Prosit S.p.A.

Milan, 23 October 2019 – Pedersoli Studio Legale and DLA Piper have advised respectively Made in Italy Fund – a private equity fund of Quadrivio Pambianco group, which invests in Italian SMEs operating in fashion, food, beauty and design sectors with high growth potential – and PROSIT S.p.A. in the investment transaction aimed at implementing a project for the creation of a portfolio of wines representative of Italian winemaking excellence, investing in premium and super premium Italian wineries.

PROSIT, a company founded by Sergio Dagnino, manager with a long standing experience in the sector, has entered into agreements aimed at the acquisition of the first two target wineries, Torrevento e Collalbrigo.

Pedersoli team that has advised Made in Italy Fund has been led by Ascanio Cibrario (Equity Partner) and involving Luca Rossi Provesi (Counsel), Edoardo Augusto Bononi and Giacomo Massironi (Associates) in relation to the legal corporate aspects of the transaction, while Andrea Scarpellini (Associate) has provided legal assistance as to labour law matters.

DLA Piper has advised PROSIT in the execution and negotiation of the Investment Agreement with Made in Italy Fund and the execution and negotiation of the framework agreements for the entry into the corporate capital of the first two target companies, Torrevento based in Puglia and Collalbrigo based in Veneto.

As to legal aspects of the transactions, PROSIT has been advised by DLA Piper with a team composed of Danilo Surdi (Partner, Head of Corporate Practice), with the support of Barbara Donato (Legal Director) in relation to Torrevento and Collalbrigo transactions, in addition to Sira Franzini (Lawyer) and Giulia Scalfi (Trainee) in relation to Quadrivio Pambianco transaction.

Collalbrigo Grandi Vini S.r.l. has been advised by Studio Legale Gitti and Partners, represented by Gianandrea Rizzieri and Matteo Treccani (Partners) and Filippo Maria Sanna (Associate), while Torrevento has been provided legal assistance by Trevisan & Cuonzo, represented by Vincenzo Acquafredda and Roberta Stasi.

STOUT Italia, represented by Simone Bassanini (Managing Partner) has acted as financial advisor of PROSIT.

The closing will be subject to customary clearances provided for in relation to such transactions.

 

 

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Pedersoli with Route Capital Partners and Ainvest Private Equity in the club deal for Susy Mix

Milan, 7 October 2019 – Pedersoli Studio Legale, with a team led by Luca Saraceni (Equity Partner), has advised Route Capital Partners, Ainvest Private Equity and other investors, in the structuring of a club deal for the entry in the corporate capital of Susy Mix Srl, a company based in Bologna and among of the main Italian operators in the sector of woman fast fashion.

The founders, Gianluca Santolini, Michela Beccaletto, Pier Paolo Comandini and Carlo Comandini, creators of the corporate development and success, have re-invested in the project, maintaining also the control of the operation management of Susy Mix.

Pedersoli team that has supported the investors in the transaction, has involved also Gregorio Lamberti (Associate) for legal corporate aspects and Daniela Caporicci for tax matters.

The founding shareholders have been advised by Legance – Avvocati Associati with a team composed of Monica Colombera (Partner) and Erwin Zanetti (Associate).

RCCD, represented by Morena Bontorin (Partner), Deborah De Rosa (Associate) and Giuseppe Murano (Trainee), has advised the fund and the investors as to legal aspects of the financing. Eversheds Sutherland has advised UniCredit, which has acted as lead arranger and lender, with a team led by Marco Franzini (Senior Partner), composed of Angelo Alfonso Speranza (Principal Associate) and Sara D’Irti (Junior Associate). Studio Perotta & Partners, represented by Emanuele Carlo Passera and Federico Mariscalco Inturretta, has drafted the tax due diligence. UBS has acted as trustee.

RS Notai, represented by its funding partner Lorenzo Stucchi, has provided assistance in relation to notarial aspects.

 

 

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Mifid2, the transparency route is still uphill

20 months after the implemetation of the European Mifid2 directive, which requires financial intermediaries new obligations of transparency, especially in the reporting of the costs, professionals are requested to explane the state of the art. Alessandro Zappasodi expresses his point of view.

Affari Legali – Italia Oggi Sette

07 October 2019

Pedersoli with Made in Italy Fund in the acquisition of MOHD

Milan, 4 October 2019 – Pedersoli Studio Legale, with a team led by Ascanio Cibrario (Equity Partner), has advised Made in Italy Fund, a private equity fund promoted by Quadrivio & Pambianco, which invests in world-class Italian SMEs, operating in the fashion, food, beauty and design sectors, in the agreements to acquire the majority of MOHD, a leading Italian company in the design and distribution of high-end quality furniture, belonging to Mollura family.

Made in Italy Fund will support Gianluca Mollura, entering the corporate structure with a majority shareholding equal to 52% of the corporate capital. Gianluca Mollura will be President and CEO of the company.

Pedersoli team, which has advised Quadrivio & Pambianco in relation to the legal and corporate aspects of the transactions, involved also Luca Rossi Provesi (Counsel), Edoardo Augusto Bononi and Giancarlo Maniglio (Associates), while Andrea Scarpellini (Associate) has provided legal assistance in relation to labour law issued. The tax due diligence has been carried out by PwC TLS with a team led by Egidio Filetto (Partner) and composed of Luisa Vacca and Mario Rendo (Senior Managers). PwC has carried out the financial due diligence with a team led by Emanuela Pettenò and Giorgio Gorla. The due diligence on IT systems has been carried out by Indra, represented by Sergio Scornavacca.

Mollura family has been advised by Parisi & Associati, represented by Antonio Parisi, as to the tax, financial and strategic aspects of the transaction, while Dario Latella has provided legal assistance.

The acquisition represents the second investment of Made in Italy Fund. The first one has been executed in September 2018, in which Pedersoli has advised the Fund in the acquisition of a majority shareholding of Palladium Moda, a company to which the brand 120% Lino belongs.

 

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Pedersoli and Gatti Pavesi Bianchi in the launch of Clessidra Restructuring Fund

Milan, 27 September 2019 – Pedersoli Studio Legale has advised Clessidra Sgr in the structuring and implementation of the fund dedicated to investments in corporate UTPs, Clessidra Restructuring Fund (CRF).

The fund, which has raised 320 million Euro from Italian institutional investors, will be managed by Federico Ghizzoni and Giovanni Bossi and it consists of two segments dedicated respectively to the credit component and the new finance component.

Such UTPs have been sold by MPS, UBI Banca, Banco BPM, BNL, BPER, La Cassa di Ravenna, Banca Cremasca e Mantovana, Banco Desio, Credito Padano, Amco (formerly, SGA), and they include positions versus 14 Italian companies. Such companies generate total revenues of approximately 1.4 billion Euro, an aggregate EBITDA of approximately 50 million Euro and they are characterised by solid fundamentals and processes of industrial and financial recovery, which will be supported by the fund.

Pedersoli has advised Clessidra in relation to legal, regulatory and tax aspects of the transaction. In particular, Giovanni Bandera (Equity Partner) has managed both regulatory and tax aspects, respectively with Licia Mongiello (Associate) and Daniela Caporicci (Partner), while Maura Magioncalda (Equity Partner), with a team composed of Alessandra De Cantellis (Partner), Enrico Morolli (Associate) and Francesca Spadafora, has provided legal assistance in relation to the acquisition of UTPs.

The banks involved in the transaction have been advised by Gatti Pavesi Bianchi with a team led by Luca Faustini (Equity Partner) and composed of Marc-Alexandre Courtejoie, Annalisa Asaro, Cosimo Birtolo, Gabriella Abbattista and Carolina Caslini as to legal aspects and by MJ Hudson Alma with a team led by Alessandro Corno (Equity Partner), including Andrea Venturini, Tommaso Pepe and Federico Inzaghi in relation to regulatory matters.

 

 

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Pedersoli and Russo De Rosa in the acquisition of La Pavoni by SMEG

Milan, 26 September 2019 – Pedersoli Studio Legale has advised SMEG in the acquisition of La Pavoni, a historic Milanese company that produces and sells high-end coffee machines for domestic and professional use, advised by Russo De Rosa Associati.

Pedersoli team that has provided legal assistance to SMEG in the transaction, has been led by Alessandro Marena (Equity Partner) and involved also Csaba Davide Jákó (Partner) and Valentina Di Melfi (Associate) as to the corporate M&A aspects; Andrea Scarpellini and Carlo Antonio Talarico (Associates), as to labour law issues and Alessandro Zuccaro (Associate) as to administrative law aspects, while Andrea de’ Mozzi (Equity Partner) has managed tax profiles of the transaction. Mediobanca with Francesco Dolfino and Lorenzo Fumarola has acted for SMEG as financial advisor.

Russo De Rosa Associati, with a team led by Gianmarco Di Stasio and composed of Alberto Greco and Francesco Belletti, has advised the vendors in all legal, contractual and corporate aspects, while Giuseppe Leoni at Studio Guasti has provided assistance in relation to tax matters. Banca Euromobiliare, with Simone Citterio and Giampiero Luongo, supported by Alessio Granelli, has acted as financial advisor of the vendors.

 

 

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Giovanni Pedersoli and Marta Sassella join Pedersoli

Milan, 25 September 2019 – Giovanni Pedersoli will join Pedersoli Studio Legale as Equity Partner.

Already an Equity Partner of the Firm, in 2007 Giovanni Pedersoli became Partner at Linklaters where he has been primarily working on M&A transactions in a variety of sectors including banking, asset management and, in general, the industrial sector. Giovanni Pedersoli’s international experience started at the beginning of his carrier when he obtained a master’s degree in law at New York University and worked for few years in the New York office of Skadden as an associate in the M&A group.

Together with Giovanni Pedersoli, who will start in November, also Marta Sassella will join the Firm as Partner.  Marta Sassella holds both a degree in economics and a degree in law and started her carrier as an associate at Bonelli Erede until 2007 when she joined Linklaters where she eventually was appointed Counsel. At Linklaters she was primarily engaged in M&A transactions, both cross-border and domestic, with specific focus to public M&A, takeovers and Market Abuse Regulation matters.

The Management Committee of Pedersoli Studio Legale, commented:

“We are happy to welcome Giovanni and Marta, two high quality lawyers whose arrival represents the natural continuation of the growth path undertaken by the Firm in recent years. We are convinced that their international experience will be a significant contribution to the Firm which for some time, and with success, has been pursuing a strategy aimed at positioning itself among the most qualified reference points for Italian clients operating abroad and for international clients operating in Italy.  Our strategy resulted in the development of consolidated relationships with foreign clients and foreign firms, particularly in China, which we will further strengthen convinced as we are that our international practice will represent a growing part of our activity

With Giovanni Pedersoli and Marta Sassella, the growth of Pedersoli Studio Legale continues and now comprises 23 Equity Partners, 11 Partners and more than 150 professionals operating in our Milan, Turin and Rome offices.

 

 

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Manuela Maria Grassi new Equity Partner at Pedersoli

Milan, 2 September 2019 – Manuela Maria Grassi joins Pedersoli Studio Legale as Equity Partner.

Manuela Grassi, previously Senior Partner at Studio Legale Ichino – Brugnatelli e Associati heading the banking and commercial law department, has a long-standing expertise in litigation and arbitration, specifically relating to banking and finance sector, in addition to a wide experience in the different civil and commercial law matters.

She is the author of several publications in legal journals and lecturer in professional training courses and conferences, also certified by the Milan and Turin Bar Associations and the Register of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts of Milan.

Along with Manuela Grassi, Luca Szegö and Andrea Zoccali join the Firm as Senior Associates and Luca Traficante as Associate.

 

 

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Pedersoli and Chiomenti in the renewal of Pirelli’s shareholders’ agreement

Milan, 5 August 2019 – Pedersoli Studio Legale, with Antonio Pedersoli and Andrea Gandini (Equity Partners), has advised ChemChina National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and its subsidiary CNRC in the negotiation and execution of the agreement for the renewal of the shareholders’ agreement with Camfin and Marco Tronchetti Provera & C. (MTP), which have been provided legal assistance by Francesco Tedeschini and Renato Genovese (Partners) at Chiomenti.

The renewal of the shareholders’ agreement will be effective from the calling date of Pirelli’s shareholders’ meeting for the approval of 2019 financial statements and an additional period of three years from such date, until Spring 2023.

By this agreement the partnership among ChemChina/CNRC, Silk Road Fund and Camfin/MTP is restated, permanently and consistently to the principles of governance already set forth in the shareholders’ agreement currently in force.

 

 

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Ambienta acquires Ipam: the law firms involved

Milan, 31 July 2019 – 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.

 

 

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