The investment was carried out through a club deal vehicle set up together with a qualified group of private investors and leading entrepreneurial families.
The DWF team in Milan which handled all aspects of due diligence, the investment contract and ancillary commercial agreements was led by Luca Lo Po', partner and European head of capital markets practice, counsel Massimo Breviglieri and associate Alessandro Zeppieri.
Cherry Bay Capital Investment Club assisted with a team composed of Mattia Rossi and Luca Morandi, co-chief executive officers, and Luigi Capitani (partner) Martina Grossi and Tommaso Profazio.
OC&C Strategy Consultants (formerly Long Term Partners) assisted in the strategy & business due diligence aspects with a team headed by Alfonso Lotito (Partner) and Marco Occhetta (Partner) and Fabio Coccia (Associate Partner), while Deloitte M&A Transactions Services acted for the financial & tax due diligence with a team headed by Tamara Laudisio (Partner), Valentina Santini (Partner), Filippo Bellora (Manager) and Giorgio Gambini Scota (Manager) Diana Vergnano of About Petfood assisted in the technical and scientific due diligence.
Studio Legale Ruffini assisted A.W.P. on the legal aspects; Legal Ally with a team headed by Sasha Picciolo (Partner) assisted shareholders of A.W.P.; Stefano Pesce assisted as M&A advisor.