Tommaso Tosi is a dual-qualified lawyer (Italy and the US) with more than 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 recommended in Debt Capital Markets by The Legal 500 2020.
CVC on Rossini’s €1.3 billion high yield, 2018
Tommaso advised CVC Capital Partners in connection with a €1.3 billion high yield bond issuance related to the proposed acquisition of FIMEI S.p.A., which owns 51.8 percent of the outstanding share capital of Recordati S.p.A. The senior secured notes have been issued by Rossini S.à.r.l. in two tranches: €650 million 6.750% fixed rate notes due 2025 and €650 million floating rates notes due 2025.
Gamenet’s €225 million high yield, 2018
Tommaso advised Gamenet Group S.p.A. in connection with the issuance of its €225 million senior secured guaranteed floating rate notes due 2023. The notes have been offered and sold pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The proceeds were used to finance the acquisition of GoldBet S.r.l.
Pro-Gest’s €250 million high yield, 2017*
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/Regulation S).
Several debt offerings for C.M.C. di Ravenna Società Cooperativa, 2017*
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/Regulation 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/Regulation S) 7.500% senior notes offering due 2021.
Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori’s €500 million debut high yield, 2017*
Tommaso advised Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori in connection with its debut €550 million senior secured floating rate notes issuance due 2023 (Rule 144A/Regulation 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/Regulation 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/Regulation S tranches); and (iii) J.P. Morgan Securities p.l.c., as dealer manager, in connection with the Manutencoop S.p.A. tender offer (up to €80 million) on its €425 million 8.50% senior secured notes due 2020.
Several high yield offerings for Snai, 2015*
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 notes due 2018 by Snai S.p.A. (Rule 144A/Regulation S).
GTECH’s US$5.2 billion high yield, 2015*
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.
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 percent 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) on 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) on 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 on 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
Debt Capital Markets
Recommended: The Legal 500 2020