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News April 19, 2022

Blackstone’s Public Offer for Atlantia – Europe’s Largest Ever Take-Private Transaction

In another market-leading transaction, Shearman & Sterling represented certain financing sources in relation to Blackstone’s public offer for Italian infrastructure group Atlantia. The Offer involves Italy’s renowned Benetton family and private equity house Blackstone taking Atlantia private – when completed, this would be Europe’s largest ever take-private transaction.

We are delighted to be able to support the lenders, Blackstone and all other stakeholders on this marquee transaction. Shearman & Sterling has advised on some of the largest Italian financing transactions this year – including, in addition to this transaction, CVC’s successful bid for RGI and an equity consortium’s successful bid for a stake in Atalanta B.C. 

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