Practice areas

Mergers & Acquisitions

We daily assist our clients – Italian or foreign private equity and infrastructure funds, multinational companies, large and medium-sized industrial operators or family-owned companies – to structure and finalise acquisitions transactions (national and cross-border) and in the divestiture of majority or minority company shareholdings (also in the context of leveraged buy-outs and management buy-outs), in transfers of businesses or branches of business, also by promoting and managing competitive bidding procedures to guarantee the most favourable valuation of the assets. We have vast and specialised experience in the definition of innovative structures for complex transactions that entail contributions, spin-offs, mergers or demergers, issuance of bonds, joint ventures or partnership agreements (or any combination thereof). Our consulting services cover the entire spectrum, from the structuring of the transaction to its closing, taking care of the drafting and negotiation of all relevant agreements, contracts and documents, including management agreements and stock option plans.

Our approach is designed to exploit our firm’s wide gamut of expertise, engaging experts from other disciplines whenever deemed beneficial, including specialists in industrial and intellectual property law and competition, bankruptcy, administrative and real estate law and corporate compliance regulations.

We capitalise on the well-established synergies between our corporate finance consultants at L&B Partners S.p.A. to deliver the best possible advice to our clients, for example in terms of complex price adjustment clauses, earn-outs, definition of the valuation criteria of shareholdings and conversion ratios.