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Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advisor to Intermediate Capital Group in the acquisition through Europe VII Fund of the Italian pharmaceutical company DOC Generici

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advised Intermediate Capital Group’s Europe VII Fund in the acquisition, in partnership with Mérieux Equity Partners together with the management team, of DOC Generici, one of the largest independent Italian pharmaceutical companies. The deal is subject to the approval by the competent antitrust authorities and has a value of Euro 1.1 billion.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners Advisor to Blumen Group S.p.A. in the refinancing of the financial indebtedness

Blumen Group S.p.A., company active in the hobby and professional seed and in the plantcare market, controlled by IGI Investimenti Quattro Fund managed by IGI Private Equity, closed a financing transaction aimed at refinancing the current financial indebtedness and supporting its core business. Crédit Agricole Cariparma S.p.A. acted as mandated lead arranger and original lender.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners legal advisor to BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Crédit Agricole CIB in the high yield for the financing of the acquisition of Italmatch by Bain Capital

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners assisted the Global Coordinators Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, Citigroup and Crédit Agricole CIB in the placement by Fire (BC) Bidco, a company controlled by funds managed by Bain Capital, of a €410 million high yield bond, issued to finance the acquisition of Italmatch Chemicals S.p.A., an Italian company leader in the global production and marketing of specialty chemical additives.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advisor to Alpha Private Equity Fund 7 in the structuring and in the tax aspects of the acquisition of Calligaris

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners assisted Alpha Private Equity Fund 7 in the structuring and in the tax aspects of the acquisition of Calligaris, a company active in the global market of the living & dining furniture, from the Calligaris family.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners in the refinancing to Rina

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners, with a team formed by partners Lorenzo Vernetti and Marco Leonardi and by associates Silvia Romano and Cristina Cupolo, assisted Rina Group, leader in the energy, marine, transport & infrastructure areas, in the debt refinancing amounting to Euro 150 million

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advisor to Sintonia for the tax aspects of Euro 1 billion financing

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advised Sintonia S.p.A. for the tax aspects of Euro 1 billion financing obtained from a pool of ten banks, with a team formed by partner Cristiano Garbarini and associate Valentina Buzzi.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners: 21 lawyers ranked in “The Legal 500 2018”

“The Legal 500 2018” has been published. There are 21 lawyers ranked in 8 different practices confirming the experience and quality of the resources. In particular, the international directory mentioned our law firm amongst the top 5 Italian law firms market players and reports that “Gattai has experienced impressive growth in recent years”.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners Advisor in the high yield bond of TeamSystem

TeamSystem, and Hellman & Friedman portfolio company, concluded successfully the issuance of a eur 550mln floating rate senior secured high-yield bond due 2023 and of a eur 200mln floating rate senior secured bond due 2025.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advisor to Italmobiliare in the acquisition of a 60% stake of L’Aromatika

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advised Italmobiliare in the acquisition of a 60% stake of L’Aromatika, a leading company active in the coffee roasting process and in the production and commercialisation of coffee beans, pods and capsules under the brand “Caffè Borbone”

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners Advisor in the sale of Ceme from Investcorp to Investindustrial

The investment fund manager Investcorp completed the sale of Ceme, a company founded in 1974 which produces solenoid pumps and solenoid valves, to Investindustrial.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners legal advisor in the reorganisation of Metecno Group

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners has advised certain investors and Metecno S.p.A. in the context of a general reorganisation of Metecno Group, operating – among others – in the planning, manufacture and sale of insulated prefabricated panels for the industrial and civil construction.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advisor to the subscribers of Limacorporate bond issuance

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advised the pool of subscribers led by Goldman Sachs International and Ubs Limited, of the Euro 275 million high yield bond issued by Limacorporate, Italian multinational company leader in the orthopaedic and medical area, controlled by the Swedish private equity fund Eqt.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners tax advisor to BlueGem Capital Partners in the acquisition of Dr. Vranjes Firenze

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners acted as tax advisor to BlueGem Capital Partners in the acquisition of 70% of Dr. Vranjes Firenze, leading company in the luxury market for home fragrances and cosmetics.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners advisor to Cerved in the extension of the industrial partnership with BHW Bausparkasse

Today BHW Bausparkasse AG – Italian branch, headquartered in Bolzano, part of the German banking group BHW Bausparkasse AG, in turn part of the German banking group Deutsche Postbank AG), and Cerved Credit Management Group, subsidiary of Cerved Information Solutions S.p.A. – parent holding company of Cerved Group SpA, the largest information provider and credit servicer in Italy – have finalised an agreement to extend their long-term industrial partnership for the management of non-performing loans in order to include also support and administrative activities on a portfolio of performing, sub-performing and non-performing loans for approximately 1.5 billion Euros.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners legal Advisor of AC Milan in two non-convertible bonds issuance

Associazione Calcio Milan S.p.A. has completed his financial debt reorganisation, started from the well-known closing of the company’s acquisition occurred on 13 April 2017, through the issuance of two non-convertible bonds listed on the Third Market organized and managed by the Vienna Stock Exchange, entirely subscribed by the qualified investor Project Redblack S.à .r.l.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners legal advisor to Autodistribution in the acquisition of three major auto parts distributors in Italy, the companies OVAM, Top Car and Ricauto.

Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners assisted the group owned by Autodistribution, company under French law, subsidiary of Bain Capital and active in the auto parts distribution, in the acquisition of three major parts distributors in Italy, the companies OVAM, Top Car and Ricauto, assisted by Studio tributario e legale Lo Maglio Colnago Giacosa Magnoni and by Studio TS Commercialisti Associati.

Cristiano Garbarini joins Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners Tax department as partner

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners keeps on growing thanks to Cristiano Garbarini who joins as partner in Tax department. Garbarini is a highly experienced lawyer with a strong focus on the tax profiles of private equity, M&A, banking and finance transactions. A magna cum laude graduate from the University of Genoa and a PhD in International Tax Law, after various experiences at national and international law firms, in 2002 Garbarini joined Studio Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati, where he became partner in 2012.

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners advisor to RINA S.p.A in the acquisition of Edif Group Limited.

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners assisted, for the Italian law aspects, RINA S.p.A. in the acquisition of the entire share capital of Edif Group Limited, a Phoenix Equity Partners portfolio company, for GBP 118.5 million.

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners wins against the tax authorities for Gardena Hotels

Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners assisted Gardena Hotels Group obtaining a favorable ruling in the first instance tax court proceeding against the Tax Authorities (Agenzia delle Entrate) in relation to the tax investigations for year 2009.

Bauer's legal advisor in Bauer S.p.A.'s debt restructuring and refinancing transaction

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Bauer, a prestigious group in the hospitality sector, and Blue Skye Investment Group (“Blue Skye”), an investment group specialised in the restructuring and special opportunity lending sector, have successfully completed the restructuring of Bauer's current financial exposure of circa Euro 110 million through the acquisition, rescheduling and subsequent refinancing through a 4 year senior secured bond issue. The bond issue will also include an additional tranche of further Euro 20 million, aimed at funding future investments and at developing the main hotel – the prestigious Hotel Bauer in Venice.