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Allen & Overy advises Riverside on its acquisition of La Galvanina S.p.A.

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04 June 2019

Allen & Overy advised The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm, on its acquisition of La Galvanina S.p.A., an Italian producer of premium private label and branded mineral water and traditional and organic soft drinks owned by the Mini family.

With its headquarters in Rimini, La Galvanina, with its healthy, high-quality, pure organic, “Made in Italy” products reaches a global customer base in more than 35 countries, with the U.S., Italy and Canada representing its largest markets in 2018. The acquisition of La Galvanina is an example of how Riverside invests in the consumer products channel.

The acquisition was managed through a vehicle company in which Mini family members – Rino Mini and Andrea Pianini Mazzucchetti - have reinvested.

Allen & Overy advised Riverside with a team led by partner Giovanni Gazzaniga with associate Laura Ersettigh and trainee Nicolò Baruffi for all the corporate and M&A aspects, with the support of partner Fabian Beullekens and associate Matthieu Tourin for Luxembourg law profiles. Partner Stefano Sennhauser with associate Marco Mazzola and trainee Arnaldo Mitola advised on the Italian Law financing aspects; counsel Frederic Demeulenaere with associate Evangeline Schumacher and trainee Anneena Kelay advised on English Law financing profiles; partner Francesco Guelfi supported by senior associate Elia Ferdinando Clarizia and associate Simona Simone advised on tax-related matters; and counsel Livio Bossotto and associate Claudio Chiarella advised on labour profiles.