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Stefano Valerio

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Gatti Pavesi Bianchi

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


Stefano Valerio specializes in M&A transactions, advising on the drafting of share purchase agreements and shareholders’ agreements as well as in relation to demergers and private equity transactions. He renders advice to clients on capital markets and various corporate law matters. He also specializes in assisting large group companies in financial distress, advising on their restructuring and pre-bankruptcy activities. He has also written several articles and editorial contributions which have been published in leading legal journals and was the co-author of the book “Tecniche di Private Equity”.


Italian, English


Italian Bar. He has been on the board of directors of several listed companies and financial entities


Stefano Valerio graduated with honours in 1992 from the Università degli Studi di Milano.


Capital markets: Equity

Within: Capital markets: Equity

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Studio Legale Associato advises on significant IPOs and private placements. Anton Carlo Frau acted for Fondo Italiano d'Investimento, as selling shareholder, on the AIM Italia listing of DBA Group. Stefano Valerio and Rossella Pappagallo are also highly regarded advisers.

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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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