Corporate Transactions Capabilities – Italy

Nunziante Magrone is ALFA International’s member firm in Italy and is an independent multidisciplinary Italian law firm. Thanks to the specific expertise of its professionals, the firm is able to assist its clients in all major areas of business law through its departments.

Types of corporate transactions in which our firm has particular expertise

The corporate transactions group works with our clients across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions. These include:

  • Listed and private company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions
  • Equity capital markets operations including listings and fundraising
  • Issue of bonds by private and listed companies
  • Shareholder activist and general shareholder matters
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Director and senior executive arrangements including remuneration and incentives
  • Regulatory and compliance advice
  • Corporate taxation
  • Corporate governance
  • General corporate transactions.

The size of our firm’s corporate transactions team

Nunziante Magrone’s corporate transactions team includes 9 partners and 11 associates.

Examples of transactions our firm has undertaken

  • Assistance to a Swedish private equity fund in the acquisition of a majority interest in a Polish company and its Italian subsidiary, active in the salmon industry. The transaction consisted in the acquisition of the 75% of the corporate capital of the company. The company has one of the largest factories for value-added processed salmon on the Polish coast. The transaction consisted of two phases:
    • The sale of 100% of the corporate capital of the Italian company by the sole shareholder to the Polish company.
    • The sale of the 75% of the Polish company to the private equity fund.
  • Assistance to a US company, active in the manufacturing of fluid-handling equipment and systems, in the acquisition of a going concern from an Italian company producing gas detection instruments.
  • Assistance to one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the acquisition of the corporate capital (20%) of its Italian subsidiary from a minority shareholder.
  • Assistance a US global supplier of automotive systems, modules, and components to automotive original equipment manufacturers, in the sale of its Italian business.
  • The transaction concerned simultaneous sale of different businesses owned by the Seller group in different countries to the Buyer. For the Italian side, it will consist of:
    • The incorporation by the seller of a Newco in Italy the shareholder of which will be a Czech company belonging to the seller.
    • At the closing, the Czech company will be sold to the buyer
    • In the same time, another company which owns the going concern and belongs to the seller will sell the going concern to the newco (that will be already owned by the buyer).
  • Assistance to one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturers in the sale of the share capital of its Italian subsidiary to an Italian company acting in the same field.
  • Assistance to two Italian banks in the transfer of their participations in an Italian asset management company.
  • Assistance for tax matters to a leading company active in the field of the production of domestic appliances in the acquisition of an Italian company acting in the same field.
  • Assistance to an Italian company active in the field of nutraceuticals in the increase of its corporate capital through listing on the multilateral trading facility named AIM Italia.
  • Assistance to a US Bank not based in Europe for regulatory aspects in relation to offering of the bank’s products in Italy.
  • Assistance to a Danish company leading provider of mobile and fixed products and solutions for heating, drying, cooling and ventilation, in the amendment and restatement agreement of a facilities
  • Agreement with a Danish bank and related security package, in connection with the acquisition of a German company.
  • Assistance, from the regulatory perspective, to a US investment bank in relation to bonus schemes for its personnel.