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Franco Barucci

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Gatti Pavesi Bianchi

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Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Markets and Securities Investment


Franco advises both Italian and foreign companies in M&A transactions, capital markets and corporate law matters. In particular, he specializes in acquisitions and disposals of shareholdings and business, within the context of extraordinary transactions, involving listed companies and banks, as well as assisting them in corporate governance matters and in their relations with the Bank of Italy.


Italian, English


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Franco graduated with honours from the Università degli Studi di Firenze in 2003. He then attained a Masters in “Financial Markets Law” from the Università Statale di Milano in 2005, and in 2009 he achieved an LLM, Master of Laws, from the University of London, King’s College.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato advises on cross-border and international M&A, de-mergers, disposals of businesses and interests and restructurings as well as joint ventures and strategic investments. Stefano Valerio led advice to Alpitour on the acquisition, through a Newco, of the tour operator business of EdenViaggi; and Franco Barucci  assisted Prima Holding and Zephyro with the sale of a majority stake in Zephyro to Edison, which acted through its subsidiary Fenice. Additional highlights include Francesco Gatti assisting Manutencoop Società Cooperativa with the acquisition, through its subsidiary CMF, of an approximate 33 per cent stake in Manutencoop Facility Management and Carlo Pavesi acting for Banca Popolare di Sondrio on the acquisition of PrestiNuova. Other highly rated advisers include Luigi Arturo Bianchi, Andrea Giardino and Paola Menicati, along with Gianni Martoglia, Gianpaolo Scandone, Giorgio Groppi and recently promoted Alessandra Ghezzi.

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Private equity

Within: Private equity

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato is noted for its advice on buyouts, growth equity deals and growth company representations in sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing. Carlo Pavesi led advice to Armònia Italy Fund on the acquisition of a majority stake in Estendo, an Italian company that specialises in technical assistance to customers after the expiration of legal warranties on consumer electronic products. Andrea Giardino, Gianni Martoglia and Stefano Valerio are also highly regarded; Franco Barucci was promoted to equity partner and Giuseppe Toia was made junior partner.

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