Alessandro Picchi is an Italian lawyer in the Milan office with 10 years of experience in capital markets - equity and debt - corporate and public M&A. He regularly advises Italian companies, national and international investment banks and investment funds in connection with IPOs, rights issues and block trades as well as on debt offerings and convertible bonds. Alessandro also assists companies, financial institutions and funds on a multi-jurisdictional basis and across several sectors on public and private M&A transactions.
Equity Capital Markets
Gamenet Group S.p.A. in connection with its initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange – STAR Segment, in which 34.8% of the company’s ordinary shares were sold for a total amount of approximately €79 million.
De Longhi Industrial SA as seller in connection with a secondary block trade of 7,500,000 ordinary shares of De'Longhi S.p.A., equal to approximately 5% of the share capital of De'Longhi S.p.A. The placement was carried out through an accelerated bookbuild offering to institutional investors only for aggregate amount of €187,5 million.
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, and Barclays PLC in connection with Banca Carige's €560 million capital increase and Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch in connection with the related €510 liability management exercise.
Morgan Stanley as sole bookrunner in connection with the placement of 718,065 shares of Reply S.p.A. through an accelerated bookbuilding offering to institutional investors for an aggregate amount of approximately €136 million.
GIMA TT S.p.A. in connection with its initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange, in which approximately 35% of the company's ordinary shares were sold for a total amount of approximately €385 million.
The underwriters in connection with UniCredit €13 billion rights issue. This transaction represents the largest rights issue in Italian history.
Mergers & Acquisitions
An investment consortium led by CVC Capital Partners including PSP Investments and StepStone, in connection with the €3 billion acquisition from the Recordati family of the holding company that owns a 51.8 percent stake in the Italian pharmaceutical group Recordati.
I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche and its subsidiary GIMA in connection with the acquisition of 100% of Komax Systems LCF and Komax Systems Rockford and 76% of Komax Systems Malaysia, companies based in Switzerland, the United States and Malaysia.
Debt Capital Markets
Esselunga S.p.A. in connection with its issuance of €500 million, 0,875% notes due 2023 and in connection with its issuance of €500 million 1,875% notes, due 2027, issued made pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Deutsche Bank, as Sole Bookrunner, in connection with Astaldi S.p.A.'s high yield 'tap' offering of €150 million additional 7.125% Senior Notes due 2020.