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CP-DL Capolino Perlingieri & Leone

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Milan Managing Partners: Giancarlo Capolino-Perlingieri; Dante Leone
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: English, French, German, Italian

Firm Overview:
CP-DL Capolino-Perlingieri & Leone is a boutique-law firm highly focused on private equity. The firm assists (i) Italian and international fund managers on all aspects of their investments in Italy (mainly midmarket acquisitions), from deal structuring (including the financing of leveraged buy-out transactions) to the implementation of the exit strategy, (ii) fund sponsors or investors in the fund raising process (advice to sponsors includes structuring of investment funds and regulatory matters), (iii) institutional and family office investors in their investments in PE and VC funds and (iv) managers of venture capital portfolio companies in their fund-raising and growth needs.
Originally founded in 2006 in Italy, CP-DL Capolino-Perlingieri & Leone has been expanding its practice to include other EEA jurisdictions through its office in Switzerland and is now competing with established and internationally recognised law firms in the private equity practice.

Main Areas of Practice:

-Corporate
-Private Equity
-M&A
-Funds
-Investment Management
-Venture Capital


Corporate/Private Equity M&A:
Assisting international clients in all corporate extraordinary transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, public-to-private deals and equity financing, ongoing corporate matters, structure of governance assets, regulatory requirements and antitrust issues.
Examples of Recent Assignments Include:
■Advising an Italian foundation active in clinical research aimed at developing therapies for selected diseases in the structuring of a joint-venture with a private equity fund, whereby the Italian foundation shall act as exclusive advisor for the scouting of eligible investments by the fund
■Advising an Italian leading telecommunication company, and certain of its shareholders - leading international private equity funds - in connection with certain transactions aiming at strengthening the (equity and debt) financial resources of the Italian telecommunication company. Advice included the structuring of long term credit facilities and of securities in connection thereto with the European Investment Bank and other Italian lenders, the drafting and negotiating of an investment agreement setting forth the terms of the subscription for new shares in, and of a commercial collaboration with, an Italian joint-stock company, whose shares are listed on the market of Italian Stock Exchange mainly devoted to the listing and negotiation of shares of Italian small and medium enterprises
■Advising a Luxembourg private equity fund in connection with the restructuring of the shareholdings into a Luxembourg holding company operating as platform for investments into companies engaged in healthcare business in Europe
■Advising the key shareholders of an Italian company engaged in the business of home luxury design, in connection with the sale of 100% of the share capital in the company to an international private equity fund
■Advising an Italian based limited company active as telecommunication operator specialized in global integrated solutions for both fixed and mobile telephony and satellite telecommunications and it shareholders, in connection with the tender procedure for selecting prospective investor for the acquisition of a majority participation in the company
■Assisting a primary US-based private equity fund in the restructuring of its fully owned subsidiary incorporated in Italy for the purpose of making the reverse logistics business carried out fully compliant with new Italian legislative framework
Key Contact: Giancarlo Capolino-Perlingieri
Tel: +39 02 890 50 320
Email: [email protected]

Funds/Investment Management/Venture Capital:
Assisting international clients in connection with the structuring of European, US and offshore-based investment funds as well as relevant regulatory and corporate matters regarding the management, offering and governance of private equity, venture capital, hedge and other alternative and harmonised funds.
Examples of Recent Assignments Include:
■Advising a group of Swiss private equity managers in connection with the investment activity of its private equity fund of funds, mainly focused on the investment in turnaround private equity funds and single opportunities
■Advising an institutional Swiss-based private equity investor in connection with a co-investment, together with an Italian institutional investor, in the business and assets of an Italian limited company in financial distress operating in the manufacturing of luxury home furniture
■Advising managers of a US private equity fund in connection with their marketing and placement activities in the EU and Switzerland
■Advising managers of several PE funds and funds of funds in connection with new EU, Swiss and US regulatory requirements resulting in novel or modified disclosure, registration or authorisation obligations
■Advising the top management of a pan-European public company listed on the New York, as well as Paris and Milan Stock Exchanges in making a preliminary assessment for the structuring of a joint venture with a prominent fund manager to sponsor a corporate venture capital fund focused on the research in the technology innovation
■Advising VC investors and managers with respect to the organisation, fund raising and restructuring of new ventures, in the technology and internet sectors, in several EU jurisdictions as well as in Switzerland
■Advising family offices and other institutional investors in connection with new VC investments, including with respect to terms, governance and type of appropriate investment instruments
■Advising VC managers in connection with joint ventures and other strategic alliances, new rounds of financing and other extraordinary debt and equity transactions
Key Contact: Dante Leone
Tel: +41 43 508 4988
Email: [email protected]