Robert Becker

Associate, Milan

Biography

Overview

Robert Becker is an associate in the Milan office. His practice focuses on securities, primarily in the debt and equity capital markets, assisting with United States and New York law issues for Italian-based transactions.

Robert assists corporate issuers, underwriters and initial purchasers in connection with secured and unsecured debt offerings, including high yield debt and straight private placements pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.  Robert also works on equity offerings, particularly IPOs, both with issuers and underwriters involved in such transactions.

Robert has been recognized as a rising star in ECM and DCM by The Legal 500 2021.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2014, Robert practiced in the New York and Milan offices of other international law firms.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
New York University School of Law
New York, NY
BA
Columbia University
New York, NY
Languages
English
Italian

Experience

  • Philogen S.p.A. in connection with its initial public offering on the Mercato Telematico Azionario (MTA), organized and managed by Borsa Italiana for a total value of approximately €76 million.

  • Sofima Holding S.p.A., a newly established company controlling IMA S.p.A., in connection with a €1,280 million high yield bonds issuance of senior secured notes, issued in two tranches, in the context of the mandatory tender offer on all the outstanding shares of IMA S.p.A. The notes have been offered and sold pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the US Securities Act and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

  • doValue S.p.A. in connection with the issuance of its €265 million senior secured 5 percent notes. The proceeds are being used to refinance the €265 million senior secured bridge facility loan granted to doValue S.p.A. in June 2020. The notes have been offered and sold pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the US Securities Act and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

  • GVS S.p.A. in connection with its initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange, in which 40 percent of the company's ordinary shares were offered, for a total amount of approximately €570 million.

  • International Game Technology Plc in connection with the issuance of its US$750 million 5.25 percent senior secured notes due in 2029. The notes have been offered and sold pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the US Securities Act and listed on Euronext Dublin.

  • Banca IMI, Bank of America Securities and UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, in connection with the initial public offering of Sanlorenzo S.p.A. on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange. 

  • Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in connection with a US$2 billion issuance of Yankee bonds under its recently updated US$50 billion MTN Programme. The issuance consists of US$750 million 3.250 percent senior notes due 2024, US$750 million 4.000 percent senior notes due 2029 and US$500 million 4.700 percent senior notes due 2049, issued pursuant to Rule 144A under the US Securities Act.

  • I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche and GIMA TT in connection with the merger by incorporation of GIMA TT in its parent company I.M.A. Industria Macchine Automatiche.

     

  • BNP Paribas and UniCredit Bank, as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, and Crédit Agricole CIB, as joint bookrunner, in connection with the issuance of €470 million floating rate senior secured notes due 2026 by Diocle S.p.A. to finance its acquisition of DOC Generici.

  • Adler Pelzer Holding GmbH in connection with the 2018 consent solicitation regarding the outstanding €350 million 4.125 percent senior secured notes due 2024.