Apax Partners’ Acquisition Of A Majority Interest In Lutech S.p.A.

Legance – Avvocati Associati, PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti, Tanno Associati and Kirkland & Ellis represented Apax Partners, while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and GR Legal advised One Equity Partners.

Funds advised by Apax signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Lutech SpA, a leading IT services, software and technology company in Italy, from One Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm. The financial terms of the transaction, which are subject to applicable regulatory approvals, were not disclosed.

Founded in 2001, Lutech is a leading Italian IT services and solutions provider, designing and enabling digital transformation and innovative enterprise technologies for private and public-sector clients.

Apax Partners LLP (“Apax”) is a leading global private equity advisory firm. For nearly 50 years, Apax has worked to inspire growth and ideas that transform businesses. The firm has raised and advised funds with aggregate commitments of more than $60 billion.

One Equity Partners is a middle market private equity firm with over $6 billion in assets under management focused on transformative combinations within the industrial, healthcare and technology sectors in North America and Europe.

Legance – Avvocati Associati advised Apax Partners with a team led by senior partner Filippo Troisi (Picture), supported by Laura Li Donni, Stefano Bandini, Valeria Fiormonti, Carolina Bruno, and Eleonora Furio (M&A), Emiliano Torresan and Maria Grazia Limone (labour), Tommaso Bernasconi, Alessia Solofrano, Federico Liberali, and Giulia Lauria (finance), Monica Riva and Gabriella Rubino (IP&IT), Andrea Fedi, Lucio Scudiero, Francesca Ferrari, and Valerio Mosca (privacy and golden power).

PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti advised Apax with partner Francesco Nuzzolo, directors Giovanni Falsitta and Caterina Innamorato, and senior associate Margareth Del Papato.

Di Tanno Associati advised Apax Partners with a team led by partner Fabio Brunelli, supported by partner Marco Sandoli, senior associate Carlo Curti and associate Edoardo Diotallevi.

The Kirkland team advising Apax was led by transactional partners Rory Mullarkey and Jacob Traff and associates Victoria Legg and Steven Hunter and tax partner Alan Walker and associate Christine Fauroux.

Freshfields’ team was led by partner Nicola Asti and senior associate Luca Sponziello, supported by Veronica Ferro, Francesco Barcellini and Andrea Firmano (corporate); partner Francesco Lombardo, Andrea Giaretta and Luigia Trento (finance); counsel Nicola Franceschina, Alessandro Gnoato and Fabrizio Fato (real estate); Federico Mercuri and Bianca Nuvolari (compliance); Lorenzo Fusco, Maria Vittoria dello Ioio and Matteo Tola; Stefania Guarino and Davide Guadagnino. Partner Gian Luca Zampa and counsel Ermelinda Spinelli advised on merge control and Golden Power law.

GR Legal, with partner Luca Giove, Andrea Comelli and Francesca Benetello advised on IT&IP and Data Protection.

Involved fees earner: Fabio Brunelli – Di Tanno e Associati; Carlo Andrea Curti – Di Tanno e Associati; Edoardo Diotallevi – Di Tanno e Associati; Marco Sandoli – Di Tanno e Associati; Nicola Asti – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Francesco Barcellini – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Maria Vittoria dello Ioio – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Fabrizio Fato – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Veronica Ferro – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Andrea Firmano – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Nicola Franceschina – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Lorenzo Fusco – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Andrea Giaretta – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Alessandro Gnoato – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Davide Guadagnino – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Stefania Guarino – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Francesco Lombardo – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Federico Mercuri – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Bianca Nuvolari – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Ermelinda Spinelli – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Luca Sponziello – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Matteo Tola – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Luigia Trento – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Gian Luca Zampa – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Francesca Benetello – GR Legal; Andrea Comelli – GR Legal; Luca Giove – GR Legal; Christine Fauroux – Kirkland & Ellis; Steven Hunter – Kirkland & Ellis; Victoria Legg – Kirkland & Ellis; Rory Mullarkey – Kirkland & Ellis; Jacob Traff – Kirkland & Ellis; Alan Walker – Kirkland & Ellis; Stefano Bandini – Legance; Tommaso Bernasconi – Legance; Carolina Bruno – Legance; Andrea Fedi – Legance; Francesca Ferrari – Legance; Valeria Fiormonti – Legance; Eleonora Furio – Legance; Giulia Lauria – Legance; Laura Li Donni – Legance; Federico Liberali – Legance; Maria Grazia Limone – Legance; Valerio Mosca – Legance; Monica Riva – Legance; Gabriella Rubino – Legance; Lucio Scudiero – Legance; Alessia Solofrano – Legance; Emiliano Torresan – Legance; Filippo Troisi – Legance; Margareth Del Papato – PwC TLS; Giovanni Falsitta – PwC TLS; Caterina Innamorato – PwC TLS; Francesco Nuzzolo – PwC TLS;

Law Firms: Di Tanno e Associati; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; GR Legal; Kirkland & Ellis; Legance; PwC TLS;

Clients: Apax Partners; One Equity Partners;

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