Alessandro Villa, a specialist in company and commercial law, has been a key element in the growth of Osborne Clarke’s Italian office, which has grown in parallel with Alessandro’s own career path.

He is the Head of the Italian Transport & Automotive team. His legal experience focuses on company law, corporate finance and M&A transactions, with a keen eye for international transactions.

He provides highly specialised advice to leading businesses in the automotive sector,  operating in a wide number of areas, from the transformation of the raw materials to the distribution of the end products. His experience also extends to the wider energy sector, with a particular focus on renewables. This wide-ranging background in these naturally overlapping sectors fuels his interest in the decarbonisation transformation driver and some of its cutting-edge new technologies such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Vehicle to Grid (V2G) and Autonomous Vehicles (AV).

Alessandro assists businesses as well as professional, industrial and  private equity investors, both Italian and foreign. He has developed an expertise in financial restructuring in the context of insolvency proceedings, advising clients in resolving the corporate aspects deriving from those transactions. 
 

The guidance and support by Alessandro was outstanding!

General Counsel EMEA, Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

The automotive sector is transforming at an incredible fast pace. The multiple challenges deriving therefrom are a unique and exciting opportunity to team-up with clients, making my skills, expertise and devotion a reliable added value in supporting clients' transition to a brand-new world.

Work

Farad Insurance Broker Italia

Assisted in the sale of 100% of the share capital to First Advisory, a company indirectly controlled by funds managed by Nextalia SGR S.p.A.

Autotorino S.p.A

Advised one of the largest car dealers in Italy in its acquisition of Idea Uno S.r.l., company owning 8 Mercedes-Benz branches under the Autocentauro mark throughout Lombardy and Piedmont. Following completion, approved by the Italian Antitrust Authority, Autotorino now has over 2,000 staff.

Wireless Logic Ltd.

Advised in the acquisition of the entire share capital of Things Mobile S.r.l, a global provider of IoT (Internet of Things) connectivity services.

Ampere Project Holding 5 B.V

Advised the seller, a company managed by DIF Capital Partners,  on the transfer to Tages of a 10MW PV portfolio in Puglia.

FAAC S.p.A

Advising on the Euro 135 million acquisition, from the Israeli private equity fund TENE Capital,  belonging to the Afcon group, and from a series of minority shareholders, of the entire shareholding in TIBA Parking Systems group.

Conceria Pasubio S.p.A

Assistance in the acquisition of the German tannery, Hewa Leder GmbH.

Autotorino S.p.A

Advised on the agreement for the acquisition of the entire share capital of Trivellato Auto, the branch of business of the dealer based in the Veneto Region dedicated to the Toyota and Lexus brands.

Germani S.p.A.

Advised in the creation of the partnership with Trasporti Vecchi Zironi S.r.l. aimed at the realisation by V&Z of a key development plan based on environmental sustainability in the transportation sector. The partnership was  completed by way of the acquisition of a majority shareholding by Germani in V&Z.

FAAC S.p.A

Advising the client on its Euro 100 million acquisition from Assa Abloy, a leading Swedish multinational operating in the area of access solutions (including locks, doors and intelligent entrance solutions) of a share of the Agta Record Group together with several of its direct subsidiaries.

ASO Group

Assisting ASO Siderurgica and ASO Forge, operating in the production of ingots and forged bars of special alloy and stainless steel, in the demerger further to which the two companies are now owned by Advanced Steel Solutions.

Autotorino S.p.A

Advised one of the main players on the Italian market for vehicle distribution, sale and after-sales assistance on its merger with Autostar S.p.A, creating one of the largest car dealers in Italy.

Carlo Tassara

Advised the company on all the corporate aspects, as well as on their day-to-day corporate governance, in connection with the restructuring of the debt of its subsidiary, Metalcam S.p.A.

Conceria Pasubio S.p.A

Advised on the acquisition of the controlling majority in GD (Mex) and GDI (USA), a US-Mexican group of companies specialized in the cutting and upholstering of the wheels for the automotive segment.

Clerprem Group

Assistance in the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of the Group.

Mondial Pet Distribution

Assisted this pet food retail distribution company in the investment process leading Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners to acquire a 40% participation.

FAAC

Advised on the client's acquisition of the South African  company Centurion Systems (Pty) Ltd, manufacturer of gates, automated barriers and other appliances for controlled access.

TES

Advised the TES shareholders on the agreement for the integration into Tamini Transformers, in turn part of the Terna Group

Rotork Group

Advised in its recent acquisition of the entire share capital of Soldo S.r.l, and Italian company based in Desenzano active in the design, manufacturing and selling of switch boxes.

Assietta PE

Assistance in the disinvestiment of the remaning holding in FPZ S.p.A. on behalf of the fund “BCC Private Equity 1”. The transaction was completeted by way of the acquisition by FPZ of its own shares.

Assietta PE

Assistance to a closed fund reserved to institutional investors in the divestment from Ecotechnics S.p.A, a company based in the area of Florence active in the automotive sector.

Unità S.r.l

Assisted private majority investors in structuring the operation that led to the acquisition of “L’Unità”, a historical and well know Italian newspaper.

FAAC

Acted for the FAAC Group, world leader in automation for window and door fittings, in the acquisition of Olmi Impianti S.r.l..

Assietta PE

Assistance in the acquisition of the majority shareholding in Caffè La Messicana Piacenza Spa, a coffee grinding business based in Piacenza.

FAAC

Advised on acquisition of DataPark Inc, an important American manufacturer (based in California) of automatic parking systems and with various manufacturing and sales businesses in USA, East Europe, Australia and central America.

Rotork

Advised in the acquisition of G.T. Attuatori S.r.l, a company manufacturing and selling components for pneumatic automation.

Intermonte BCC

Acted for Intermonte BCC Private Equity SGRpa, in the divestiment of the holdings held on behalf of the “BCC Private Equity 1” and “MC2 Impresa” closed real estate funds in Special Flanges S.p.A.

FORVEI

Advised ForVEI, a joint venture formed by Foresight and VEI Capital, in the acquisition from Abantia of a PV park of approx 5 MWp located in the Abruzzo Region of Italy.

Springwater

Acted for the Swiss private equity Springwater Capital in its third European investment. The target was Ideal Srl, a company manufacturing components for the eyewear industry.

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