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24 Mar 22: FURTHER STRENGTHENING OF THE ‘GOLDEN POWER SHIELD’

FURTHER STRENGTHENING OF THE ‘GOLDEN POWER SHIELD’ By Decree of 21 March 2022, no. 21 (published in the Official Journal of 22 March 2022), further and important changes were introduced in the framework of the national regulation on control on foreign direct investments (so-called Golden Power). The new provisions further strengthen the strategic asset protection regime and set up an attempt to simplify the scrutiny procedure of notified transactions.   The first and most important aspect of the legislative change concerns the extension of the scope of application of the Golden Power.   The changes, unlike what happened in the…

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03 Feb 22: H.I.G. Europe enters in Berardi Bullonerie: the advisors

H.I.G. Europe enters in Berardi Bullonerie: the advisors   Milan, 3 February, 2022 – H.I.G. Europe, led in Italy by Raffaele Legnani and with a team composed by Giovanni Guglielmi, Gian Matteo Franzoia and Giovanni Cabassi, executed the acquisition from the Berardi family, through a buy out transaction, of a controlling stake in the group referring to Berardi Bullonerie S.r.l., which is a leading operator in the Italian market of the distribution of fixing elements and of the supply of integrated logistic services.   Since its establishment in 1919 the Berardi Group is the go-to partner for Italian industrial companies…

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30 Nov 21: Pavia e Ansaldo with Project Informatica in the acquisition of Converge  

Pavia e Ansaldo with Project Informatica in the acquisition of Converge Milan, 30 November, 2021 – Project Informatica, the portfolio company controlled by H.I.G. Europe – European branch of the international investment fund H.I.G. Capital, continues its growth route through external businesses. The company has in fact signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of 100 per cent of the corporate capital of Converge S.p.A., a company located in Rome leading system integrator specializing in the supply of infrastructural solutions, hardware and software, mainly devoted to clients belonging to the public sector. The company counts on a consolidated know-how in…

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02 Sep 21: Distribution Law Center

Distribution Law Center Filippo Fioretti, Maria Rosaria Raspanti e Nicolò Cagnato contributors of Distribution Law Center.   The Distribution Law Center is a new platform for lawyers, practitioners and students looking for essential information on distribution law.   The Distribution Law Center is driven by contrast, and supported by specialized contributors from all over the EU and from the UK.

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31 Jul 21: Dea Capital enters OMB Saleri: the firms

Dea Capital enters OMB Saleri: the firms Milan, 31 July, 2021 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team coordinated by partners Alberto Bianco and Giuseppe Alessandro Galeano, furnished legal and tax assistance in favour of the fund Sviluppo Sostenibile, managed by Dea Capital Alternative Funds, in the transaction for the acquisition, mainly through a capital increase, of a minority shareholding in OMB Saleri S.p.A., a company in Brescia owned by the Saleri Family producing and marketing security valves for domestic use of gas and high pressure valves.   With approximately 45 millions euro turnover in 2020, mainly abroad,…

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28 Jun 21: Dea Capital invests in the Zephyr Group: the firms

Dea Capital invests in the Zephyr Group: the firms   Milan, 28 June 2021 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo furnished legal and tax assistance to Dea Capital Alternative Funds in the first transaction for the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Zephyr Group by the fund “Sviluppo Sostenibile”.   Zephyr was founded in 1974 in La Spezia, and it is one of the main European companies active in the distribution of spare parts for merchant ship engines and slow ferries, as well as for engines for electricity power plants. In 2018, thanks to the acquisition of the Spanish competitor…

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27 Apr 21: The advisors in Permobil’s acquisition of Rehateam and Progeo

The advisors in Permobil’s acquisition of Rehateam and Progeo Milan, 27 April, 2021 – Permobil AB of Timrå, Sweden, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the shares in Rehateam S.r.l. and Progeo S.r.l. of Treviso, Italy with these companies’ shareholders. Permobil, which is held by Investor AB, is a global leader in advanced medical technology focusing on wheelchairs and mobility solutions. Rehateam and Progeo are developing, producing and distributing manual wheelchairs worldwide.   The transaction is expected to close in June, subject to regulatory approvals.The parties have chosen not to disclose the terms of the transaction.   Permobil was…

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06 Aug 20: Pavia e Ansaldo with Skytanking Holding GmbH in the sale of the Italian controlled company Skytanking S.r.l.

Pavia e Ansaldo with Skytanking Holding GmbH in the sale of the Italian controlled company Skytanking S.r.l. Rome, 6 August 2020 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo assisted Skytanking Holding GmbH, world leader in fuel assistance services, in the sale to Carboil S.r.l. of the Italian controlled company Skytanking S.r.l.. Skytanking is a leader in the market and operates in Italy in the airports of Rome Fiumicino, Naples, Venice and Palermo. Pavia e Ansaldo managed all legal aspects of the beauty contest and the following negotiation with a team coordinated by the responsible partner Filippo Fioretti and, for the corporate M&A…

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08 Jul 20: HIG Capital enters Project Informatica Group: the law firms

HIG Capital enters Project Informatica Group: the law firms Milan, 8 July, 2020 – Law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a multidisciplinary team coordinated by Partner Alberto Bianco and made up of Erica Lepore, Nicoletta Botta and Giulio Nobile, for corporate, M&A and banking aspects, and by Partner Filippo Fioretti, with the support of Maria Rosaria Raspanti, for antitrust matters, assisted H.I.G. Europe, European branch of the international investment fund H.I.G. Capital, in the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the Group belonging to Project Informatica S.r.l., main operator of the Italian information technology market, with offices in Stezzavno (Bergamo)…

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31 Mar 20: Airport fees: Pavia e Ansaldo wins with Shell versus Alitalia and Volare

Airport fees: Pavia e Ansaldo wins with Shell versus Alitalia and Volare Rome, 31 March, 2020 – Pavia e Ansaldo successfully assisted the oil company Shell in a lawsuit with specific antitrust profiles, started by airlines Alitalia and Volare in front of the Court of Milan in relation to airport fees paid for the supply of aviation fuel in airport areas. The Court of Milan rejected in whole the requests of Volare and – in the lawsuit initiated by Alitalia, significantly reducing the summoning party’s claims – totally granted Shell’s defensive line, thus condemning the airport managers interested in the…