Francesco Mozzone

Trainee, Milan

Biography

Overview

Francesco Mozzone is a member of the White & Case Italian practice. His principal areas of practice are debt finance, restructuring and insolvency and corporate and M&A. His debt finance experience includes advising both borrowers and lenders in connection with leveraged and corporate financings, bridge-to-bond, sustainability linked and green financings. Prior to joining White & Case Francesco practiced in major international law firms in Milan and London in their finance and structured finance departments.

Education
JD
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

Milan

Languages
Italian
English
French

Experience

Debt Finance

JP Morgan in connection with the financing of the voluntary tender offer for all the ordinary shares of ASTM S.p.A. for a total value of approximately €1.7 billion. The aim of the takeover bid is the delisting of ASTM S.p.A.

Enel S.p.A. and its subsidiary Enel Finance International N.V., in connection with its €10 billion Sustainability Linked revolving credit facility. This deal represents the largest Sustainability Linked financing globally.

A pool of lenders including Banco BPM, Banco di Sardegna, Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano, Intesa Sanpaolo, Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario and UniCredit S.p.A., as mandated lead arrangers and original lenders, and Loan Agency Services as facility agent, in connection with a €475 million term and revolving financing granted to leading European coated and specialty papers manufacturer Burgo Group S.p.A.

Proma S.p.A. and its subsidiary Proma SSA S.r.l. in connection with two €45 million medium-long term financing, guaranteed by SACE S.p.A. under Article 1 of the Italian Liquidity Decree.

The controlling shareholders of Esselunga in connection with the €1.80 billion financing for the acquisition of a 30 percent share of Supermarkets Italiani from its minority shareholders. The transaction was financed by a combination of equity funding by the majority shareholders in cash of €100 million and €435 million deriving from the sale of 32.5 percent interest in the real estate company La Villata S.p.A. to a financial investor, and a senior debt facility of approximately €1.3 billion that includes a €550 million bridge component.

Banca IMI, Natixis and UniCredit as Global Coordinators, Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners and Green Coordinators; Banco BPM, Banco Santander, BNL, ING Bank, Mediobanca and Société Générale as Mandated Lead Arrangers; and BPER, CAIXA Bank, MUFG and NatWest as Lead Arrangers, in connection with the €1.1 billion syndicated Green Loan provided to .italo NTV.

Restructuring and Insolvency

Gemmo S.p.A. in connection with (i) a €25 million financing guaranteed by SACE S.p.A. under Article 1 of the Italian Liquidity Decree and with (ii) the renewal and extension of the existing credit facilities for a total amount of €68 million.

A pool of banks, in connection with the restructuring of the indebtedness of Sirti S.p.A., in the context of a recovery plan under Article 67 of the Italian Bankruptcy Law.

A pool of banks, in connection with the restructuring of the indebtedness of Gruppo Messina S.p.A., in the context of a recovery plan under Article 67 of the Italian Bankruptcy Law.

Corporate and M&A

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'.