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Private Equity industry, called “PE” in English and “投资” in Chinese, is a practice area where we ease your operations on fiscal and legal basis. Our team is fresh and innovative, transparent and manage all its resources under a leadership active, pro-active, trustworthy and well recognized by both clients and associates. We manage all information with privacy, discretion and with a full comprehension of client objections. Namely, we criticize our theories and conjectures about the outcomes of every operation, with a special attention to the refutations, which come from the truth of a deal. Our method is a constant comparison of virtual data on persons (managers, partners, bankers) with real information and details (we privilege face-face meetings, direct talking and briefing, after the virtual due diligence in our data rooms). Our experience includes private equity funds, management of teams, of equity co-investors and of relationship with senior and subordinated lenders.

SMAF & Associates (seats in Milan, Rome and Bologna) advises private equity funds on the acquisition and disposal of companies, as well as on any legal issues that arise during ownership of a company.   





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Instructed by the client we carry out an initial analysis of a company (the due diligence process, the following contractual arrangements with the seller and the arrangements of financing):

  • Implementation of new management structures
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tax and Check of conflicts of interest
  • Corporate finance and Debt Finance
  • Securities issues
  • Negotiation of bridge loans and Emergency loan documents
  • Senior and subordinated loans (syndicated or "club deals")
  • Non-registered shelf arrangements
  • Equity Finance and related arrangements
  • Divestitures and restructurings of portfolio companies
  • Regulatory compliance Fund and portfolio investments
  • Formation Fund Management Corporate governance and Exit Strategies (at the portfolio or fund level + IPOs)
  • Monetizing intellectual property assets


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