Alessandro Seganfreddo

Local Partner, Milan

Biography

Overview

Alessandro Seganfreddo is an Italian qualified lawyer with almost 15 years of experience in public and private M&A, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Corporate. Alessandro regularly assists Italian and international private equity sponsors, industrial clients and investment banks on cross-border and domestic transactions in a number of sectors - including financial services, retail and consumer products, infrastructure and transport, pharmaceutical, technology, media and telecommunications. He also provides assistance and advice on a variety of matters of general corporate and commercial law. Alessandro is recognized as a next generation partner by The Legal 500 2020 and as a notable practitioner in M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 2021. In 2020 Alessandro was ranked among the 10 most active M&A lawyers of Italy, according to Mergermarket. In 2021 Alessandro was ranked among the elite lawyers for M&A Mid Market and among the most active lawyers for Large and Small Cap deals at the Milano Finanza Legal Awards 2021.

Bars and Courts
Italian Bar
Education
JD
University Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy
Languages
English
Italian

Experience

Strategic Corporate M&A

Alisarda's sale of Geasar to F2I, 2021
Alessandro advised Alisarda S.p.A. in connection with the sale of Geasar S.p.A., the company that manages Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport in Sardinia, to Italy's largest independent infrastructure fund manager F2I.

Victoria's acquisition of Ceramiche Ascot, 2020
Alessandro advised Victoria PLC, a UK-based multinational company operating in the flooring sector and listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market, in connection with the acquisition of Ceramiche Ascot S.p.A., the second Italian ceramic company to join the group. 

Klarna's acquisition of Moneymour, 2019
Alessandro advised Klarna, one of the world's leading smooth shopping and payment providers, in connection with the acquisition of Moneymour S.r.l., an Italian payment company, from the founders and minority investors;

Angelini's acquisition of ThermaCare business from GSK, 2019
Alessandro advised Angelini S.p.A. in connection with its worldwide acquisition, outside North America, of ThermaCare business from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The transaction is connected to the acquisition of Pfizer's Consumer Health Business by GlaxoSmithKline and the subsequent creation of a joint-venture between GSK and Pfizer. 

FIMER's acquisition of ABB's solar inverter business, 2019
Alessandro advised FIMER S.p.A., a leader in the inverter market for the renewable energy, in connection with an agreement to acquire ABB's solar inverter business.

Energean Oil & Gas' US$750 million acquisition of of Edison Exploration & Production, 2019
Alessandro advised Energean Oil & Gas plc in connection with its acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production S.p.A. for US$750 million, with additional contingent consideration of US$100 million payable following first gas from the Cassiopea development (expected 2022), offshore Italy.

Firmerich's acquisition of Campus, 2018
Alessandro advised Firmerich SA, a multinational Swiss company leader in the fragrance and flavor business, in connection with its acquisition of Campus S.r.l.

Corporacion America Airports' sale of a 25 percent stake in Corporacion America Italia, 2018
Alessandro advised Corporacion America Airports in connection with its sale of a 25 percent stake in its Italian subsidiary, Corporacion America Italia S.p.A., to an acquisition vehicle owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai.

 

Private Equity

Peninsula Capital's acquisition of a majority stake in D.M.O. Pet Care, 2021 
Alessandro advised Independent UK investment firm Peninsula Capital in connection with its acquisition, through an investment vehicle jointly controlled by Peninsula and Azimut Libera Impresa SGR S.p.A., of a 75 percent stake in D.M.O. Pet Care s.r.l., a leading Italian pet food and care retail chain operating under the brand 'Isola dei Tesori'.

Antin Infrastructure Partners' acquisition of a majority stake in Hippocrates Holding, 2021 
Alessandro advised Antin Infrastructure Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Hippocrates Holding, an Italian pharmacy group, from its co-founders and other shareholders.

BC Partners' €1.4 billion acquisition of SOFIMA, 2020
Alessandro advised BC Partners in connection with its acquisition of a 19 percent stake of SOFIMA, the holding company that controls IMA S.p.A. for a total value of approximately €1.4 billion. 

CVC's acquisition of the Recordati Group, 2018
Alessandro advised 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.

FSI's investment in Adler Group, 2018
Alessandro advised FSI in connection with the investment by FSI and Adler Plastic in Adler Group. Adler Plastic will own 72 percent of Adler Group, while the remaining 28 percent will be owned by FSI. According to the terms of the investment, FSI may invest up to a total of €200 million in Adler Group.

DentalPro's acquisition of Doctor Dentist, 2018
Alessandro advised DentalPro, controlled by the private equity fund BC Partners, in connection with the acquisition of the dental clinics group Doctor Dentist from its founding shareholders.

BC Partners' acquisition of DentalPro, 2017
Alessandro advised private equity fund Summit Partners and its portfolio company DentalPro in connection with the agreement for the acquisition of DentalPro by private equity fund BC Partners.

Summit Partners' acquisition of DentalPro, 2015
Alessandro advised private equity fund Summit Partners LLP in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in DentalPro.

Tengram Capital Partners' acquisition of Luciano Barbera, 2014
Alessandro advised private equity fund Tengram Capital Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in the brand and business of Luciano Barbera, a leading Italian luxury apparel brand.

 

Public M&A

Libero Acquisition's sale of its 70 percent interest in DADA, 2017
Alessandro advised Libero Acquisition S.a.r.l. in connection with the sale of its approximately 70 percent interest in DADA S.p.A., a company listed on the STAR segment of the Italian stock exchange, to HgCapital Partners.

 

Equity Capital Markets

Italiaonline's €210 million voluntary tender offer, 2019
Alessandro advised Libero Acquisition S.à r.l. in connection with the €210 million leveraged recapitalization of Italiaonline S.p.A., carried out via, inter alia, the launch of a voluntary tender offer on all the outstanding shares of Italiaonline.

BAML's fairness opinion in the context of YOOX voluntary tender offer, 2018
Alessandro advised Bank of America Merril Lynch in connection with its fairness opinion issued to the Board of Directors of YOOX Net-A-Porter Group S.p.A. in the context of the €2.7 billion voluntary public tender offer for all the ordinary shares of YOOX Net-A-Porter Group S.p.A., listed on the "mercato telematico azionario" organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A.

Banca Popolare di Milano's rights' issue, 2014
Alessandro advised the Underwriters Barclays, Citi Group, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Mediobanca in connection with the €500 million rights' issue of Banca Popolare di Milano.

Banca IMI on World Duty Free IPO, 2013
Alessandro advised Banca IMI in connection with the listing on the Italian Stock Exchange of World Duty Free, the €1.83 billion spin-off company of Autogrill.

De'Longhi Soparfi's block trade, 2012
Alessandro advised De'Longhi Soparfi S.A. in connection with a block trade valued at €114 million for approximately 8% of De'Longhi's 11,960,000 ordinary shares sold to institutional investors.

Awards and Recognition

Corporate and M&A 
Notable practitioner: IFLR1000 2021
Next generation partner: The Legal 500 2021
Ranked among the 10 most active M&A lawyers in Italy, Mergermarket 2020

Ranked among the elite lawyers for M&A Mid Market and among the most active lawyers for Large and Small Cap deals at the Milano Finanza Legal Awards 2021.

Private Equity
Notable practitioner: IFLR1000 2021
Next generation partner: The Legal 500 2021