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 notable practitioner in M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 2020 and he's considered a next generation partner by The Legal 500 2020 in the same practice areas.

Bars and Courts
Italian Bar
Education
JD
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Milan

Languages
English
Italian

Experience

M&A and Private Equity

Angelini 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 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.

CVC 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.

Firmerich 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.

FSI 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% of Adler Group, while the remaining 28% 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 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.

Libero Acquisition 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.

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.

 

Equity Capital Markets

Italiaonline €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 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 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 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

M&A
Notable practitioner: IFLR 1000 2020
Next generation partner: The Legal 500 2020

Private Equity
Notable practitioner: IFLR 1000 2020
Next generation partner: The Legal 500 2020