Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Verlinvest S.A., a privately-owned investment group headquartered in Brussels, on its US$100 million investment in Everli, Europe’s leading marketplace for online grocery shopping.
The goal of the investment is to accelerate the company’s growth plans and further expand its international footprint.
Since 2014, Everli has become the delivery partner for some of Europe’s largest grocery brands, including Lidl, Kaufland and Carrefour, offering access to more than 300,000 products across 70 cities in Italy, Poland and, more recently, the Czech Republic and France.
The White & Case team that advised on the transaction was led by partners Michael Immordino (London & Milan) and Leonardo Graffi (Milan & London), and included associates Cristina Riva, Sara Scapin (both Milan) and lawyer Valerio Bianchi (Milan). The team that advised on the antitrust aspects of the transaction comprised partner Axel Schulz (Brussels) and associate Tommaso Poli (Brussels & Milan). Partner Veronica Pinotti (Milan) and local partner Martino Sforza (Milan) advised on the data privacy aspects of the transaction.
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