DEPARTMENTS BANKING AND FINANCE
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White & Case, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and Pavia e Ansaldo in the growth equity investment of Dentalpro Group

Milan, 2 April 2015 – A trio of law firms has assisted in a growth equity investment transaction that involved the DentalPro Group, the company that manages more than 30 dental clinics primarily located in shopping malls. The growth equity investor Summit Partners acquired a majority stake in the group, thus realising the first investment of the fund in Italy.

The White & Case team which advised Summit Partners LLP was led by partner Ian Bagshaw (London) and included partner Ferigo Foscari (Milan) and associates Nicole Vella (London), James Pullen (London), Alessandro Seganfreddo (Milan), Rob Jones (London) and lawyer Lorenzo Colombi Manzi (Milan).

Even the current shareholders have reinvested in the transaction and in particular the founder Michel Cohen along with some investors which have been assisted in the sale and reinvestments process by Bonelli Erede Pappalardo law firm with a team led by Alessandro Balp and Vittorio Pomarici with the collaboration of Enrico Vaccaro e Nicola Franceschina.

Even VAM Investments S.p.A, a private equity investment company, has invested again in DentalPro Group and it has been assisted by Pavia e Ansaldo with a team led by partner Luca Cuomo with the collaboration of associates Eleonora Degli Abbati and Artemis Tiamkaris.

The transaction will also include the granting of a facilities agreement by BPM e Cariparma. The banks have been advised by Legance law firm with a team led by Guido Iannone and the associate Tommaso Bernasconi while the borrower of the loan has been assisted by Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team led by partner Michele Cicchetti with the collaboration of associate Stefano Motta.