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Paolo Sersale

Paolo Sersale

Partner

Partner
Paolo Sersale

Paolo Sersale heads the Corporate M&A practice in Italy. With more than 20 years of practice, his experience ranges from public and private M&A to Corporate Finance and Restructurings.

  • The Consortium made of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Blackstone and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in connection with the Euro 9 billion acquisition of Autostrade per l'Italia
  • Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) in the acquisition of control of Falck Renewables SpA
  • The Founders and Controlling Shareholders of EOLO, the leading Italian Wi-Max provider, in connection with the auction sale of control to Partners Group for an aggregate value of Euro 1.2 billion
  • AMCO, the Italian State owned non-performing assets investment company, in connection with the Euro 9 billion non-proportional demerger of the "bad bank" assets of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
  • Partners Group in connection with its over 2 billion Euro investment in Telepass
  • Ardian Private Equity in connection with the carve out acquisition of the Healthcare Software business of AGFA-Gevaert for €975 million Euro
  • Ardian Private Equity in connection with the USD 525 million acquisition of the healthcare Business software of DXC Technologies
  • The underwriters in connection with EUR€2.6 billion IPO of Pirelli & C.
  • Cinven, in relation to the acquisition of Eurovita from JC Flowers
  • Poste Italiane in connection with its 3.4 billion privatization and listing in the Milan Stock Exchange
  • Assicurazioni Generali: in relation to the reorganisation of its European asset management activities under the EU UCTS IV Directive
  • The Consortium made of Telefonica, Generali, Mediobanca and Banca Intesa in connection with their investment in Telecom Italia

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Milan (LL.D) 1993
  • Trained at Schlesinger-Lombardi 1994
  • Simmons & Simmons, London 1995
  • Admitted as an avvocato in Milan, Italy 1996
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1998
  • Partner since 2002
  • Head of Corporate M&A, Italy since 2007

Awards and citations

  • Paolo Sersale has a wealth of transactional experience. He is skilled at advising private equity firms, investment banks and holding companies on high-value acquisitions. One client enthuses: 'I like working with him a lot because of his pragmatism'.
    Chambers Global 2021
  • Clients commend his negotiation skills and underline his 'solution-oriented approach'.
    Chambers Europe 2020
  • Hall of Fame in M&A; Mentioned in Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency
    Legal500 2020
  • Highly Regarded in M&A and Equity Capital Markets
    IFLR1000 2020
  • Clients say he brings 'a level of depth and experience that is essential to support the execution of a complex transaction. He also exercises good judgement when developing options and recommending a proposed solution.'
    Chambers Global and Europe 2017