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Private Equity

As a private equity fund, investor or management team, you may face the daily pressures of valuations, performance, exit strategies and regulations whether you are active in Italy or abroad. A first-rate private equity strategy can support you in obtaining maximum value from your portfolio, wherever you are planning to invest. CMS is structured around your business sectors and those of your targets. This means we can advise you throughout all stages of  the fund lifecycle, from the formation and administration stage to the making of investments, portfolio monitoring and exiting, providing your business with tailored support.

Even if your deals are executed according to tight deadlines and complex regulatory constraints, our multi-disciplinary specialist teams across all CMS countries will respond quickly, whatever the size and complexity of your transaction. Our Italian team includes antitrust, tax, employment, banking, commercial and dispute resolution  professionals who can also assist in the protection and growth of your funds and investments. Whether your deal is in the upper or mid-private equity or venture market, our specialist local lawyers, together with the strong international CMS team, can guide you towards the best business outcome in Italy and across multiple jurisdictions.


Itali­an court re­cog­nises ret­ro­act­ive ex­emp­tion on di­vidends to for­eign...
In judg­ment No. 49/2022, the first in­stance Court of Pes­cara re­cog­nised that dis­tri­bu­tion of di­vidends from a res­id­ent com­pany to a non-res­id­ent fund must be gran­ted with an ex­emp­tion re­gime from the...
CMS M&A European Out­look 2022: Road to re­cov­ery
Septem­ber 2021 We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
In­nov­ate or your deal could die
Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane...
Emer­ging Europe: M&A Re­port 2013/14
We are de­lighted to launch the third edi­tion of “Emer­ging Europe: M&A Re­port”, co-au­thored by CMS and Emer­ging Mar­kets In­form­a­tion Ser­vice (EMIS), the lead­ing pro­vider of M&A in­form­a­tion via EM­ISPRO...