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Tommaso Tosi
Tommaso Tosi

Tommaso Tosi

Partner, Milan

T +39 02 00688 430

T +39 348 597 4594 (mobile)

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Overview

Tommaso Tosi is an Italian and US qualified lawyer with over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets (particularly high yield), private equity and general corporate law.

He advises a variety of Italian and international corporations, investment banks and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border transactions including equity or high yield/investment grade debt offers (Rule 144A and/or Regulation S), mergers and acquisitions, private equity deals and general corporate matters. Tommaso has been recognized as a notable practitioner in Debt Capital Markets (High Yield), M&A and Private Equity by IFLR 1000 2018.

Bars and Courts

  • Italian Bar
  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLM, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago
  • JD, Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy

Languages

  • Italian
  • English

Experience

Capital Markets

 

Pro-Gest's €250 million high yield*
Tommaso advised the initial purchasers in connection with the €250 million issuance of Senior Notes due 2024 by Pro-Gest S.p.A. (Rule 144A/Reg S).

Several debt offerings for C.M.C. di Ravenna Società Cooperativa*
Tommaso advised Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – C.M.C. di Ravenna Società Cooperativa, the first Italian cooperative company to directly issue this type of debt instrument, in connection with multiple HY offerings including (i) its €250 million high yield bond issuance of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2022; (ii) its €325 million offering (Rule 144A/Reg S) Senior Notes due 2023 and concurrent satisfaction and discharge and ultimate redemption of its existing €300 million Senior Notes due 2021; and (iii) its debut €300 million (Rule 144A/Reg S) 7.500% Senior Notes offering due 2021.

Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori's €500 million debut high yield*
Tommaso advised Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori in connection with its debut €550 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes issuance due 2023 (Rule 144A/Reg S) and related €160 million Credit Facilities Agreement and in connection with its subsequent satisfaction and discharge and ultimate redemption of such notes and concurrent overall refinancing transaction.

Several high yield offerings for Manutencoop related companies*
Tommaso advised the initial purchasers in connection with (i) the proposed €420 million Senior Secured Notes issuance due 2022 by CMF (Rule 144A/Reg S), an affiliate of Manutencoop Facility Management S.p.A., and related €50 million revolving credit facility; (ii) the debut €425 million 8.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 issuance by Manutencoop Facility Management S.p.A. (Rule 144A/Reg S tranches); and (iii) J.P. Morgan Securities p.l.c., as dealer manager, in connection with Manutencoop S.p.A. tender offer (up to €80 million) on its €425 million Senior Secured Notes 8.50% due 2020.

Several high yield offerings for Snai*
Tommaso advised the initial purchasers in connection with (i) the €110 million 7.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 issuance by Snai S.p.A.; (ii) Snai's €320 million 7.625% Senior Secured Notes issue due 2018; and (iii) the €160 million 12.000% Senior subordinated due 2018 by Snai S.p.A. (Rule 144A/Reg S).

GTECH's US$5.2 billion high yield*
Tommaso advised Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Barclays Bank PLC and Citigroup Global Markets Limited as representatives of the several initial purchasers in connection with the US$5.2 billion (equivalent) temporary Senior Secured Notes issuance by GTECH. The offering comprised: US$600 million 5.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2020, US$1,500 million 6.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2022, US$1,100 million 6.500% Senior Secured Notes due 2025, €700 million 4.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 and €850 million 4.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2023.

Ubi Banca's €400 million right issue*
Tommaso advised Ubi Banca in connection with the international aspects of its €400 million rights offering (Rule 144A/Reg S).

Poste Italiane's IPO*
Tommaso advised the underwriters, led by Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Banca IMI, Mediobanca and UniCredit, in connection with the international aspects of Poste Italiane's initial public offering and concurrent listing of its ordinary shares on the Mercato Telematico Azionario – STAR Segment.

 

M&A and Private Equity

 

Snai's acquisition of the Cogemat Group*
Tommaso advised Snai in connection with its acquisition of the Cogemat Group.

Dover Group's acquisition of MS Printing Solutions*
Tommaso advised the Dover Group in connection with the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of MS Printing Solutions S.r.l., a company specializing in the manufacture of special printers for clothing and other materials, and certain other related assets.

General Electric's US$4.3 billion acquisition of the aviation business of Avio*
Tommaso advised General Electric (i) in its US$4.3 billion acquisition of the aviation business of Avio S.p.A., an Italy-based manufacturer of aviation propulsion components and systems for civil and military aircraft; and (ii) in the corporate reorganization of its oil & gas business.

Infront Sports & Media's sale to Bridgepoint*
Tommaso advised the shareholders of Infront Sports & Media on the company's sale to European private equity firm Bridgepoint. Infront represents more than 120 sports rights holders including seven national football federations, leagues such as the Italian Lega Calcio and clubs such as AC Milan.

Bridgepoint Capital's acquisition of SEA*
Tommaso advised Bridgepoint Capital in the acquisition of a majority stake in SEA, leader in the manufacture of campers and auto-caravans, as well as in other general corporate transactions.

 

*Prior joining White & Case

Awards & Recognition

Debt Capital Markets (High Yield)

Notable practitioner: IFLR 1000 2018

M&A and Private Equity

Notable practitioner: IFLR 1000 2018

Private Equity

Notable practitioner: IFLR 1000 2018