All the law firms involved in the Isoclima transaction
Milan, 19 July 2017 – Law firms Pavia e Ansaldo, Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners, White & Case and Legalitax have acted in the context of the investment of Stirling Square Capital Partners Fund in Isoclima as part of a management buyout with the co-founder of Isoclima Alberto Bertolini and Bill O’ Gara, an experienced manager in the civil and military defense sector industry.
The transaction falls within a strategic and financial partnership between Stirling Square, Alberto Bertolini and Bill O’ Gara. In this context, Stirling Square will play a crucial role for Isoclima’s international development strategies. Bill O’ Gara, who will become CEO of the Group, will deal with the implementation of the strategies, while Alberto Bertolini will remain shareholder and the Group’s Executive Director. Headquarters of the Group will remain in Este (Province of Padua).
Pavia e Ansaldo acted as team leader of a group of major foreign law-firms involved in the operation for its cross – border implications. Corporate M&A aspects were handled by partners Stefano Bianchi and Paola Carlotti, senior associate Francesca Bottani and Fabrizio Smiroldo and Guglielmo Ferrari. Employment law was handled by partner Valentina Simonelli and associate Francesco Vitella, IP aspects by counsel Gabriele Girardello and antitrust matters by partner Filippo Fioretti and associate Maria Rosaria Raspanti.
Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners assisted Stirling Square Capital Partners Fund for financing aspects with a team made up of partners Marco Leonardi and Emanuela Campari and associates Salvatore Graziadei, Giacomo Muratore and Giorgia Gentilini.
White & Case assisted funds run by Pemberton Asset Management in the structuring and underwriting of a €75 million bond with a team headed by partners Iacopo Canino and Paul Alexander together with associates Stefano Bellani and Charles English. In the context of the same transaction, White & Case also assisted Crédit Agricole FriulAdria in the granting of a revolving loan with the associate Alexia Mordacq (Milan).
Isoclima’s founding shareholders were assisted by Legalitax Studio Legale e Tributario, with a team made up of partners Cristiano Cerchiai, Alessandro Polettini and Leonardo Ferri de Lazara, for Corporate M&A aspects.