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17 November 2022

Castello SGR completed the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of the fund "Rainbow"

Castello SGR announced the completion of the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of the fund named 'Rainbow', owner of the properties located in the Ethra Reserve complex in Apulia consisting of four-star and five-star hotels (the resorts known as 'Alborea', 'Calanè', 'Kalidria' and 'Valentino').

Our firm advised Castello SGR with a team composed of partner Maria Milano, associate Alessio Sini and trainee Gianl Luca Marchi. 


8 November 2022

Worldline to acquire Banco Desio merchant acquiring activities

Banco Desio sold its merchant acquiring business for €100 million to Worldline Merchant Services Italia, a subsidiary of the French group Worldline. In this context Banco Desio and Worldline Italia also signed a commercial partnership aiming to distribute Worldline’s payment products and services to merchant customers of the bank in Italy.

Our firm advised Banco Desio with a team composed of partners Ugo Molinari and Margherita Santoiemma and associates Andrea Cecchi and Stefano Cova for corporate aspects, senior counsel Daniela Runggaldier for regulatory matters and managing counsel Lorenzo Caruccio for golden power-related issues.


28 October 2022

Limestone Capital acquires the active luxury resort Campzero

The Limestone Capital fund has acquired from Freedom Holding the entire share capital of the company owning the active luxury resort “Campzero” in Champoluc dedicated to mountain enthusiasts.

Our firm advised the seller with a team composed of partners Riccardo Agostinelli and Beatrice Neri and associate Federico Trabucco.

25 October 2022

Jp Morgan Asset Management acquires Pernigotti

Jp Morgan Asset Management - Global Special Situations Group, through its fund Lynstone, has completed the acquisition of Pernigotti, the historic Italian chocolate brand controlled by the Toksoz Group.

The transaction, aimed at relaunching the company, was financed by illimity, advised by our firm with a team led by partner Marco Leonardi, and composed by associates Alessandro Pallavicini and Michela Maresca and trainee Emanuele Paoluzzi.

14 October 2022

Mediobanca strengthens its position in fintech with a double acquisition

Mediobanca strengthens its position in the consumer credit market with a double acquisition in the "buy now pay later" segment. The group’s subsidiary Compass acquired 19.5% of the Swiss company HeidiPay and 100% of the Italian company Soisy; the first one is specialised in the development of digital platforms to support BNPL in e-commerce, while the second is a fintech operator with strong expertise in granting special purpose loans for the purchase of goods and services using e-commerce platforms.

Our firm advised Compass with a team composed of partner Nicolo' Juvara, senior counsel Daniela Runggaldier, associate Giuliano Decorato and trainee Luca Bendin, as well as, for acquisition finance matters, partner Andrea Taurozzi and associate Alessandro Pallavicini.

4 October 2022

Industria Italiana Autobus, €50 million financing for the production of electric and natural gas buses

Industria Italiana Autobus, market leader in Italy in the city bus sector, obtained a Euro 50 million loan to support the production of electric and natural gas buses for urban transport.

Our firm, with partner Marco Leonardi and associate Alessandro Pallavicini, advised the pool of financing banks including Banco BPM as Agent Bank and Mandated Leader Arranger, BPER Banca and UniCredit as Mandated Leader Arrangers.

23 September 2022

Sviluppo Sostenibile (DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR) invests in Ledworks

Sviluppo Sostenibile, a private equity fund managed by DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR, specialising in ESG-related investments in Italian SMEs, has acquired a majority stake in Ledworks S.r.l., known for its 'Twinkly' brand and active in the lighting decoration market.

Our firm, with partner Marco Leonardi, associate Cristina Cupolo and trainee Ada Gabriela Lubinu, advised the pool of financing banks, including Intesa Sanpaolo, also acting as agent bank, MPS Capital Services and Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano (Sparkasse).


13 September 2022

Molinari Agostinelli and Nctm advise on a double financing to Ecornaturasì

The team composed of partner Andrea Taurozzi and associate Cristina Cupolo for financial aspects and partner Antonio Cuoco for tax-related matters, advised Ecornaturasì, the largest wholesale distributor of organic and biodynamic products in Italy, on two different financings: a pool medium-long term financing, granted by Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and Unicredit, and an unsecured medium-long term financing granted by Intesa Sanpaolo, both aimed at rescheduling the company's existing indebtedness.



10 August 2022

Conclusion of the subscription period of Landi Renzo S.p.A.

The subscription period of a maximum of No. 112,500,000 newly issued ordinary shares of Landi Renzo - a company listed on Euronext STAR Milan and world leader in the design and production of technologies for energy transition – has expired. The shares arise from the capital increase resolved by the Extraordinary Shareholders’ meeting held on April 29, 2022.

Our firm, with a team composed of partners Ugo Molinari and Marco Laviano, senior counsel Paolo Barbanti Silva and associate Giuliano Decorato, advised Itaca Equity Holding, which acquired a minority stake in the vehicle Green by Definition S.p.A. through which the investment in Landi Renzo was carried out.  

9 August 2022

IGI SGR acquires controlling stake in Matec Industries

IGI Private Equity, through a co-investment by private equity funds managed by Unigestion SA, acquired a majority stake in Matec Industries (Macchine Tecnologiche), a company founded in 2004 and active in the design and construction of plants for treatment and filtration of wastewater produced in many sectors, such as mining, aggregates, construction, concrete, marble and granite, ceramics, glass, plastics and in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Our firm, with a team led by partner Ottavia Alfano, assisted IGI SGR with respect to the tax aspects of the acquisition and the financial structure of the transaction as well as the tax due diligence. 

9 August 2022

Fondo Italiano d'Investimento and Armonia SGR in the acquisition of Quick

Fondo Italiano d'Investimento and Armonia Sgr executed a binding agreement to acquire from the Marzucco Family a majority stake in Quick, a group active in the design, engineering and production of technologically advanced equipment for motor yachts, sailing yachts and superyachts.

Our firm advised Banco BPM and Banca Bper, acting as lenders, with a team composed of partner Marco Leonardi and associate Alessandro Pallavicini.


2 August 2022

Bonelli, Molinari and GOP in the acquisition of Hotel Excelsior in Venice

The London and Regional Group Hotel Holdings acquired from COIMA SGR S.p.A., which acted as management company of the AIF "Lido di Venezia II", the company Hotel Lido Uno S.r.l., owner of a real estate complex including the historic five-star luxury hotel "Hotel Excelsior" located on the Venice Lido island.

Our firm advised Coima SGR with a team led by partners Ugo Molinari and Maria Milano, supported by associate Michela Maresca and trainee Gianluca Diena.