Stefano Bellani is an associate in the Milan office and his practice areas are banking and finance and debt capital market. Stefano has experience advising direct lenders, major financial institutions, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on financing transactions, with particular focus on leveraged finance and investments by alternative debt providers. He has notable experience also with respect to debt capital market transactions mainly assisting underwriters and initial purchasers or issuers in the context of high yield bond and private placement transactions.
Prior to joining White & Case, Stefano practiced in UK and Italian law firms where he gained a considerable experience in banking and finance work.
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;
Pemberton Asset Management in connection with the structuring and underwriting of €133 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2024 issued by Italcer S.p.A. The issuance will partly finance the acquisition of Ceramica Rondine S.p.A.
Open Fiber S.p.A. in connection with its €3.5 billion term and revolving credit facilities.
Amplifon S.p.A. in connection with its €528 million term financing for the acquisition of GAES Group.
Goldman Sachs as mandated lead arranger and original lender on the facilities agreement concerning a term loan facility, a multicurrency super senior revolving credit facility, and a multicurrency uncommitted accordion term loan facility to support the acquisition of RGI S.p.A. by Corsair Capital.
Wind Tre S.p.A. in connection with (i) its €7.3 billion issuance of high yield senior secured notes, in a combination of euro-denominated fixed and floating rate notes and dollar-denominated fixed rate notes, issued pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act; and (ii) with a €3.4 billion senior facilities agreement consisting of a €3 billion amortizing term loan and a €400 million revolving credit facility.
Oaktree Capital Management in connection with the English and Italian law aspects of the private placement of notes purchased by them and issued by Finaria S.p.A.
Pemberton and Crédit Agricole FriulAdria in connection with the financing to support the acquisition of Isoclima S.p.A. by Stirling Square Capital Partners.
The financing banks in connection with the acquisition by CVC Capital Partners of Pasubio S.p.A.
A pool of banks including BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Natixis, Rabobank and The Royal Bank of Scotland in connection with the €235 million senior financing for the acquisition of Optima-Mec3;
DP Group S.p.A., controlled by the private equity fund Summit Partners, in connection with the €70 million Eurobond private placement issuance for the acquisition of the dental clinics group Giovanni Bona, owned by AB Holding S.p.A., and in connection with a tap issuance for the acquisition of the Italian group of dental clinics Dentadent.