Gabriele Antonazzo’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on advising private equity funds and other financial investors on all types of investments, including leveraged buy-outs, growth investments, minority investments, joint ventures, and consortium deals.

He has extensive experience structuring and executing transactions in Europe and Asia, often involving complex multijurisdictional issues.

Gabriele joined the firm in 2000. He was based in the Hong Kong office from 2015 to 2019, in the London office from 2007 to 2015, in the New York office from 2004 to 2005, and in the Rome office from 2000 to 2003 and from 2005 to 2006.

Notable Experiences

  • Cerberus Capital Management and its portfolio company My Money Group in the signing of a memorandum of understanding relating to the proposed acquisition of HSBC Continental Europe’s retail banking in France.

  • Euronext in its €4.325 billion acquisition of the Borsa Italiana Group from the London Stock Exchange Group plc (Winner, “Corporate Team of the Year,” 2021 Legal Business Awards).

  • Silk Road Fund in the acquisition of a 49% equity interest in ACWA Power Renewable Energy Holding Limited, the holding company of a portfolio of wind and solar power plants in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Hillhouse Capital as one of the lead investors in the approximately $2.5 billion financing round for JD Logistics, the logistics business of JD.com, Inc.

  • MBK Partners in its investment in Green Leisure Ltd.

  • McDonald’s Corporation in the sale to CITIC Limited, CITIC Capital Holdings and The Carlyle Group of a majority stake in a company that will act as the master franchisee responsible for McDonald’s businesses in mainland China and Hong Kong.

  • TPG in a wide range of transactions in Southeast Asia and India, including its investments in Janalakshmi Financial Services, Rhea Healthcare Private Limited, Cancer Treatment Services International, and Sutures India Private Limited.

  • SGI Frontier Capital in the sale of its investment platform to Cerberus Capital Management LP, and in a number of investments in frontier markets.

  • Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic in the joint acquisition from Banco Santander of a 50% stake in Santander Asset Management, and the subsequent proposed combination of Santander Asset Management with Pioneer Investment Management.

  • First Reserve Corporation in numerous transactions, including its acquisition of a 45% interest in Ansaldo Energia from Finmeccanica and its investments in Gamesa Solar and Ener3.

  • Tele2 in the creation of a joint venture with Kazakhtelecom that combined mobile operators MTS and Altel, and in the subsequent sale of its stake to Kazakhtelecom.

  • Clermont Group in its investment in MHealthTech, a leading healthcare sector app developer in Indonesia.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the sale of its wealth management business in Asia, Europe and Latin America to Julius Baer.

  • Rosneft in its $55 billion acquisition of TNK-BP from BP and AAR.

  • Dexia in the sale of its 50% stake in RBC Dexia Investor Services Limited to Royal Bank of Canada.

  • The Vita Group and its controlling shareholder TPG Capital in the Vita Group’s restructuring.

  • Falck Renewables in the sale of a 49% interest in six operating wind farms in the United Kingdom to Copenhagen Infrastructure I K/S.

  • Ahlstrom in the sale of its global wipes business to Suominen, and in its acquisition of the consumer wipes business of Fiberweb plc.

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