DLA Piper and NCTM act as legal advisors in the acquisition of Inver Group

05 Jun, 2013

DLA Piper and NCTM Studio Legale Associado are the legal advisors in the 100% acquisition of Inver Group, from the Domenichini family, by The Valspar Corporation, a listed company in New York with headquarters in Minneapolis, and a leading global manufacturer of paints and coatings. The acquired group, a leading industrial coatings manufacturer in Europe, is headquartered in Bologna and has subsidiaries in the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Russia and Greece. The completion of the acquisition, expected to take place in August 2013, is subject to the usual conditions precedent, including approval from the competent antitrust authorities.


DLA Piper advised The Valspar Corporation with a multidisciplinary team managed from Italy and with the support of over 30 professionals located in the various DLA Piper offices involved (London, Liverpool, Frankfurt, Paris, Warsaw and Moscow) and their partnered firm in Atehns. The team was led by Goffredo Guerra, Partner in the Italian Corporate Department and Christian Iannaccone. Among the other professionals involved in the project were: Federico Vanetti Partner, and Carmen Chierchia Associate, who worked on environmental matters, Fabrizio Morelli Partner in the Employment Department and Pasquale Siciliani who worked on matters concerning labour law.


NCTM Studio Legale Associato assisted the vendor family, with a team led by Paolo Montironi, Senior Partner and made up of Matteo Trapani, Partner and Lucia Corradi, Associate. Francesca Bonino, a Senior Advisor, worked on environmental matters. Studio Poggi from Bologna advised the vendors in relation to tax matters. 

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