Edoardo Avato

Associate, Milan



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

Edoardo advises Italian and international private equity sponsors, industrial clients and investment banks on a range of transactions including acquisitions, joint ventures, equity investments and co-investments and disposals.

Prior to joining White & Case, Edoardo worked for another leading international law firm and a major Italian law firm in Milan.

Bars and Courts
Italian Bar
Law Degree
Cattolica University

Milan, Italy



I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche S.p.A. and its controlling shareholders in connection with an investment from BDT & MSD Partners. BDT & MSD Partners acquires its stake from international private equity fund BC Partners. The Vacchi family remains the majority owner of the IMA holding company.

The managers and minority shareholders of the GeneraLife Group, a paneuropean KKR portfolio group active in the healthcare and human fertility business, in connection with its merger with IVI-RMA Group, a medical institution dedicated to assisted reproduction.

Ferretti S.p.A., a leading Italian shipyard, in connection with the acquisition of a branch of business as a going concern including the Wally trademark.*

Phoenix Tower International, a Blackstone portfolio company, in connection with the buyout of Towertel S.p.A., leading Italian tower operator.*

FMC International in connection with the purchase of a portfolio of fungicide molecules from Isagro S.p.A., a key player in the development and sale of chemical products for agriculture;*

ICE S.p.A., an Advent International portfolio company, in connection with the acquisition of ABC Farmaceutici S.p.A., an Italian pharmaceutical company.*

A Japanese multinational cosmetic company in connection with a world licencing and distribution agreement with an Italian luxury brand.*

A leading company operating in the business travel market, in connection with the negotiation of joint venture agreements with its Italian local partner.*

Oaktree Capital Management in connection with the acquisition of a distressed real-estate project in the hospitality sector.*

* Edoardo worked on these matters prior to joining White & Case.