Andrea Pretti

Associate, Milan



Andrea Pretti is an associate in the Milan office and practices in the areas of public and private M&A, Private Equity and Corporate. 

Andrea 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 pharmaceutical, financial services, technology, media and telecommunications. He also provides assistance and advice on a variety of matters of general corporate and commercial law. [Andrea is recognized as a notable practitioner in M&A by IFLR1000 2020.]

Prior to joining White & Case, he practiced in a major Italian law firm.

Bars and Courts
Italian Bar
Specialization Course for Corporate Legal Counsels
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi


Law Degree
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi




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.

Takeda in connection with the agreement to divest a portfolio of select over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceutical assets in a number of Near East, Middle East and Africa (NEMEA) countries which form part of Takeda's Growth & Emerging Markets Business Unit to Acino for a total value in excess of US$200 million.

Huvepharma in connection with its acquisition of the Animal Health Division of Neovia (InVivo Group).

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.

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

Mercedes-Benz Italia S.p.A. in connection with the sale of Mercedes-Benz Milano S.p.A., an Italian company active in the sector of the sale of motor vehicles, spare parts, accessories and related services, to Merbag Holding AG, a Swiss-based leading operator in the automotive sector.

Infracapital and InfraVia Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition of Gruppo Investimenti Portuali S.p.A., a leading container port operator in northern Italy holding majority and minority stakes in several container terminal concessions in major Italian ports.

Libero Acquisition (Gruppo Orascom TMT Investments SARL) in connection with the sale of WIS Telecom S.p.A. and WIS Telecom S.A., to Unifi Holdings.

Global Cellnex Italia S.r.l., part of the Spanish wireless communications infrastructure leading operator Cellnex Telecom, in connection with its acquisition of CommsCon Italia S.r.l., Italian company specialized in the design and implementation of "small cells" technology solutions.