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Antonio Ferri

Counsel

Milan

Ferri Antonio
Antonio Ferri

Counsel

Milan

Antonio has more than 15 years of experience and assists in the full range of corporate and M&A deals including disposals and acquisitions of assets and shares, mergers and cross-border mergers, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, in a number of industries such as telecommunications, energy, infrastructures, industrial and manufacturing, consumer goods, real estate and insurance.

Antonio also advises on corporate governance, commercial and regulatory matters for listed and unlisted companies. He has previously been on secondment at the Corporate M&A group in our London office.

Antonio is listed as a "rising star" for Corporate/M&A in Italy by the international legal directory Legal 500 (from 2019) and as an "associate to watch" by Chambers Europe in 2022.

"Extremely responsive and helpful"." Chambers Europe 2022, Italy Corporate M&A

Clients praise Antonio for his “expertise and loyalty… I feel supported, my project is their project, my issues are theirs.” Legal 500 EMEA 2022, Italy Corporate

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Experience highlights

Expertise

Practices

Corporate and M&A

Real Estate

Office

Milan

Via Ansperto 5
Milan
20123

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as praticante abilitato, Italy, 2008

Admitted as avvocato, Italy, 2010

Academic

JD, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, 2007

Other noteworthy experience

Advising:

  • Represent international pipeline services company in its non-judicial restructuring of approximately $150 million in secured debt, including through an equity investment and a new secured credit facility.
  • Asahi Group Holdings on its acquisition of Italy’s most famous brewer Birra Peroni, as part of its wider cross-border deal to acquire Grolsch and Meantime from Anheuser-Busch InBev. The deal has an aggregate enterprise value of over EUR2.5bn.
  • Campari Group on the disposal of the Lemonsoda business to Danish based beverage company Royal Unibrew for an enterprise value of EUR80m. The sold business includes the alcohol free fruit-flavoured carbonated variants grouped under the Freedea brand name, the Crodo brands (with the exception of the Crodino brand) as well as the manufacturing, bottling facility and water source located in Crodo.
  • Greif Italy, the Italian branch of Greif Inc., a major global operator in the industrial packaging sector, on the acquisition of a minority stake in and establishment of a joint venture commercial partnership with LAF, a subsidiary of DEA&DEA, a leading company active in the refurbishing of industrial packaging.
  • Greif, a U.S. listed corporation, on the tax aspects in connection with its acquisition of Fustiplast S.r.l., the Italian-based international produces of industrial packaging from the Italian company Cassina Packaging Group. The value of the deal is confidential.
  • Indorama Ventures, a leading global petrochemicals company listed in Thailand, on its acquisition of the entire share capital of Sinterama – an historical Italian company active in the production of coloured polyester threads and yarns.
  • Primark on the opening of its flagship store in Milan as well as advising in relation to the start-up and expansion of Primark’s business operations in Italy including the negotiation of all the related real estate and commercial contracts.
  • The Riverside Company on the acquisition of the entire share capital of Optima S.r.l., a leading Italian producer of ingredients and formulas for ice-cream and pastries operating with the brand "MEC3" from the company's founder, and on its subsequent disposal to private equity fund Charterhouse Capital Partners.
  • The shareholders of Metra, a global, vertically integrated manufacturer of extruded aluminum profiles and related services, on the sale of the entire stake in Metra to US investment fund KPS Capital Partners. The transaction will implement Metra’s positioning in the European markets and its entry in the US market. The shareholders of Metra have re-invested in KPS Capital Partners’ acquisition vehicle resulting to own, indirectly, 25% of Metra’s capital.

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