Piero de Mattia

Partner, Milan

Biography

Overview

Piero de Mattia is a dual qualified lawyer (Italy and US) with more than 20 years of experience in equity capital markets, corporate and M&A. His practice focuses on Italian and international initial public offerings assisting both issuers and underwriters, as well as on private placements, rights issues, tender offers, private and public M&A transactions.

In addition, Piero provides guidance to corporate and financial institutions on regulatory matters, including market abuse and transparency. This knowledge and experience enable Piero to assist corporate clients through a practical approach to securities regulations.

Chambers & Partners Global and Europe 2023 ranked Piero as Up & Coming for equity capital markets. According to Chambers & Partners Global, clients appreciate his "clear vision and strong level of support."

The Legal 500 2023 recognized Piero as Next Generation Partner in equity capital markets and IFLR1000 2023 recognized him as a rising star in equity capital markets and M&A.

In addition, Piero has been ranked among the best Italian lawyers for Equity Capital Markets by Milano Finanza in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Bars and Courts
Italian Bar
New York State Bar
Education
LLM
Corporate Law
New York University School of Law
New York
JD (Juris Doctor)
University of Bari

Italy

Languages
Italian
English

Experience

Equity Capital Markets

Technoprobe's €181.8 million rights issue, 2023
Piero advised Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A., as bookrunner, in connection with the placement of Technoprobe S.p.A.'s ordinary shares, corresponding to 4.20% of its share capital, for a total amount of €181.8 million. The placement was carried out through an accelerated bookbuild offering to qualified investors.

Technoprobe's €713 million IPO, 2022
Piero advised Mediobanca and Intesa Sanpaolo, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in connection with the Regulation S €713 million initial public offering of 20.8 percent of Technoprobe S.p.A.'s ordinary shares on Euronext Growth Milan.

SECO's €160 million IPO, 2021
Piero advised Goldman Sachs International and Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A., as joint global coordinators and bookrunners, and Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A., as sponsor, in connection with the €160 million initial public offering of approximately 40.45% of SECO S.p.A. on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange.

Ruffini Partecipazione on Moncler's shares placement, 2021
Piero advised Ruffini Partecipazione S.r.l. in connection with the placement of 8,200,000 ordinary shares of Moncler S.p.A. corresponding to a total amount equal to approximately €400 million. The placement was carried out through an accelerated bookbuild offering to institutional investors.

Philogen's €76 million IPO, 2021
Piero advised Philogen S.p.A. in connection with its €76 million initial public offering on the Mercato Telematico Azionario (MTA), organized and managed by Borsa Italiana.

GVS's €570 million IPO, 2020
Piero advised GVS S.p.A. in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S €570 million initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange of 40% of the company's share capital.

Sanlorenzo's €176 million IPO, 2019
Piero advised Banca IMI, Bank of America Securities and UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in connection with the €176 million initial public offering of Sanlorenzo S.p.A. on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange.

Piovan's €157 million IPO, 2018
Piero advised UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking and Goldman Sachs International, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in connection with the €157 million initial public offering of Piovan S.p.A. on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange.

Gamenet's €72 million IPO, 2017
Piero advised Gamenet Group S.p.A. in connection with its €72 million initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange, in which 35 percent of the company's ordinary shares were sold.

GIMA TT's €385 million IPO, 2017
Piero advised GIMA TT S.p.A. in connection with its €385 million initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange, in which approximately 35 percent of the company's ordinary shares were sold.

Technogym's €162 million IPO, 2016
Piero advised JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Mediobanca, as underwriters, in connection with the €162 million initial public offering of Technogym.

INWIT's €795 million IPO, 2015
Piero advised Banca IMI, Deutsche Bank, Mediobanca and UBS, as managers, in connection with the €795 million initial public offering of 40 percent of INWIT S.p.A. on the Milan Stock Exchange.

Telecom Italia's €2 billion equity-linked bonds, 2015
Piero advised BNP Paribas and J.P. Morgan, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in connection with the placement of €2 billion 1.125% unsecured equity-linked bonds due 2022 issued by Telecom Italia S.p.A.

Corporate and M&A

ERG's US$270 million strategic partnership agreement with Apex Clean Energy Holdings, 2023
Piero advised ERG S.p.A. in connection with a US$270 million agreement with Apex Clean Energy Holdings LLC, a leading independent American clean energy company, to establish a strategic partnership to manage an operating US wind and solar project portfolio and its potential expansion.

Sale of C.M.C. to Metrika SGR, 2022
Piero advised the founding shareholders of C.M.C. S.r.l., a leading company in the production, distribution and maintenance of aerial platforms, in connection with the sale of the company to private equity fund Metrika SGR S.p.A. and on the subsequent reinvestment by the founding shareholders.

GVS's €230 million acquisition of Haemotronic, 2022
Piero advised GVS S.p.A., a leading provider of advanced filtration solutions, in connection with the €230 million acquisition from M.E.R.A. Holding S.r.l. of Haemotronic S.p.A., which specializes in the production of components and products for the medical sector, with plants in Italy and Mexico.

GVS's €60 million acquisition of Shanghai Transfusion Technology, 2021
Piero advised GVS S.p.A., a leading provider of advanced filtration solutions for highly critical applications, in connection with the acquisition, through its fully owned subsidiary GVS Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., of the entire share capital of Shanghai Transfusion Technology Co., Ltd., a Shanghai-headquartered company active in the production and sale of blood transfusion-related products, from a company controlled by Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd. for €60 million.

Megg Invest's acquisition of Cantieri di Pisa, 2021
Piero advised Megg Invest S.à.r.l. in connection with the acquisition of the 100 percent of the capital share of Cantieri di Pisa S.r.l. from U-Boat Investment S.A.

Libero Acquisition and Sunrise Investments' VTO on Italiaonline's shares, 2019
Piero advised Libero Acquisition and its subsidiary Sunrise Investments in connection with the launch of the voluntary tender offer for all ordinary and saving shares of Italiaonline S.p.A.

Italiaonline and Seat Pagine Gialle's reverse merger, 2015
Piero advised Italiaonline and Seat Pagine Gialle in connection with the €500 million reverse merger by incorporation of Italiaonline into Seat. This transaction represents the completion of a wider integration between Seat and Italiaonline.

Airport of Florence and Airport of Pisa's merger, 2015
Piero advised Corporación América in connection with the mandatory offer for the entire share capital of Aeroporti di Firenze S.p.A., the voluntary offer for the entire share capital of Società Aeroporto Toscano Galileo Galilei S.p.A. and the following merger of entities which became "Toscana Aeroporti".

ABB's divestment to Nordic Capital Fund VIII, 2014
Piero advised ABB S.p.A., the Italian subsidiary of ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, in the divestment of its ABB Full Service business to Nordic Capital Fund VIII.

Debt Capital Markets / Debt Finance

Estra's €80 million issuance, 2022
Piero advised Estra S.p.A. in connection with its issuance of €80 million 3.050% notes due in 2027. The notes have been offered and sold pursuant to Regulation S under the US Securities Act and listed on the regulated market of Euronext Dublin.

Casavo's €150 million debt financing, 2021
Piero advised Goldman Sachs in connection with Casavo's €150 million debt financing carried out through the structuring of a financing and securitization program. Finint acted as servicer and corporate servicer of the securitization program. Casavo will also act as asset manager of the financed properties and agent in the context of the overall financing program.

INWIT's €500 million sustainability-linked term loan, 2021
Piero advised Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane S.p.A. in connection with a €500 million sustainability-linked term loan granted by Mediobanca S.p.A., acting as coordinating bank, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A., Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. and UniCredit S.p.A.

Awards and Recognition

Capital Markets: Equity
Up & Coming: Chambers & Partners Global/Europe 2023
Next generation partner: The Legal 500 2023
Rising Star: IFLR100 2023

Corporate and M&A
Rising Star: IFLR100 2023