Gabriele Antonazzo’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions, with an emphasis on pan-Asia transactions.

He has extensive experience representing private equity funds and corporates in a broad range of M&A transactions in various sectors, often involving complex multijurisdictional issues.

Gabriele joined the firm in 2000. He is based in Hong Kong and practiced for several years in the London and New York offices of the firm.

Notable Experience

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic in the joint acquisition from Banco Santander of a 50 percent 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 percent interest in Ansaldo Energia from Finmeccanica and its investments in Gamesa Solar and Ener3.

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

  • Tele2 in the creation of a joint venture with Kazakhtelecom and the business combination of Tele2 Kazakhstan and Altel.

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

  • Falck Renewables in the sale of a 49 percent 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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