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Firm Profile

CP-DL Capolino Perlingieri & Leone

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Via Quintino Sella 4
  • Milan
  • Lombardy
  • Italy
  • 20121

Firm profile submitted by CP-DL Capolino Perlingieri & Leone

Milan Managing Partners: Giancarlo Capolino-Perlingieri; Dante Leone
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: English, French, German, Italian

CP-DL Capolino-Perlingieri & Leone is a boutique-law firm highly focused on private equity. The firm assists (i) Italian and international fund managers on all aspects of their investments in Italy (mainly mid-market acquisitions), from deal structuring (including the financing of leveraged buyout transactions) to the implementation of the exit strategy, (ii) fund sponsors or investors in the fund raising process (advice to sponsors includes structuring of investment funds and regulatory matters), (iii) institutional and family office investors in their investments in PE and VC funds and (iv) managers of venture capital portfolio companies in their fund-raising and growth needs.

Originally founded in 2006 in Italy, CP-DL Capolino-Perlingieri & Leone has been expanding its practice to include other EEA jurisdictions through its office in Switzerland and is now competing with established and internationally recognised law firms in the private equity practice.

Corporate/Private Equity M&A:
Assisting international clients in all corporate extraordinary transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, public-to-private deals and equity financing, ongoing corporate matters, structure of governance assets, regulatory requirements and antitrust issues.
Examples of Recent Assignments Include:
■ Advising an Italian foundation active in clinical research aimed at developing therapies for selected diseases in the structuring of a joint-venture with a private equity fund, whereby the Italian foundation shall act as exclusive advisor for the scouting of eligible investments by the fund
■ Advising an Italian leading telecommunication company, and certain of its shareholders - leading international private equity funds - in connection with certain transactions aiming at strengthening the (equity and debt) financial resources of the Italian telecommunication company. Advice included the structuring of a long term credit facility and of securities in connection thereto, the sale and purchase of shares in the company among shareholders, the structuring and issuance of convertible preferred equity securities and the restructuring of their interests by amendment of the outstanding governance arrangements and incentive plans
■ Advising a Luxembourg manager of private equity/special opportunities funds, in connection with phase one debt restructuring and phase two equity investment in the capital of an Italian-based fashion brand
■ Advising an Italian company engaged in the business of the national distribution of drugs and pharmaceuticals, in its capacity as cornerstone investor, for the purposes of establishing a fund aiming at investing in pharmacies
■ Assisting an Italian portfolio investment of a Luxembourg-based manager of private equity/special opportunities funds, active in the processing of Value Added Services (VAS) connected to payment systems and electronic payment solutions, in connection with the acquisition of a business active in the geo-localisation business
■ Assisting a primary US-based private equity fund in the acquisition of the full ownership of an Italian based company active in the reverse logistic industry business in Italy
Key Contact: Giancarlo Capolino-Perlingieri
Tel: +39 02 890 50 320
[email protected]

Funds / Investment Management / Venture Capital:
Assisting international clients in connection with the structuring of European, US and offshorebased investment funds as well as relevant regulatory and corporate matters regarding the management, offering and governance of private equity, venture capital, hedge and other alternative and harmonised funds.
Examples of Recent Assignments Include:
■ Advising a group of Swiss private equity managers in connection with the investment activity of its private equity fund of funds, mainly focused on the investment in turnaround private equity funds and single opportunities
■ Advising an institutional Swiss-based private equity investor in connection with a co-investment, together with an Italian institutional investor, in the business and assets of an Italian limited company in financial distress operating in the manufacturing and distribution of dietary supplements and other nutraceutical products
■ Advising managers of a US private equity fund in connection with their marketing and placement activities in the EU and Switzerland
■ Advising managers of several PE funds and funds of funds in connection with new EU, Swiss and US regulatory requirements resulting in novel or modified disclosure, registration or authorisation obligations
■ Advising VC investors and managers with respect to the organisation, fund raising and restructuring of new ventures, in the technology and internet sectors, in several EU jurisdictions as well as in Switzerland
■ Advising family offices and other institutional investors in connection with new VC investments, including with respect to terms, governance and type of appropriate investment instruments
■ Advising VC managers in connection with joint ventures and other strategic alliances, new rounds of financing and other extraordinary debt and equity transactions Key
Dante Leone
Tel: +41 43 508 4988
Email: [email protected]


  • Via Collina 1/A,
  • Lugano,
  • Ticino
  • Switzerland
  • 6816