McDermott Advises BlueGem Capital Partners in Acquisition of Dr. Vranjes Firenze S.r.l.


LONDON (24 July, 2017) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery represented Blue Gem Capital Partners LLP, a London-based private equity fund, in connection with the acquisition of 70% of the share capital of Dr. Vranjes Firenze S.r.l., a leading Italian manufacturer and distributor of diffusers, home fragrances and other interior fragrance products.

Dr. Vranjes is a global luxury brand in the market of interior fragrances. Its products are distributed in over 70 countries and sold in 14 international mono-brand stores and in the most prestigious department stores.

McDermott, together with an Italian law firm Studio Lombardi Segni e Associati, advised BlueGem Capital Partners on most matters regarding the acquisition except for the tax aspects which were handled by Gattai Minoli Agostinelli & Partners. Mc Dermott was an exclusive legal advisor to BlueGem Capital Partners on the financing of the acquisition.

The cross-border McDermott team was led by London-based Private Equity partner Piero Carbone with the support of Milan partner Ettore Scandale, and included the associates Paolo Cocchini, Gianmarco Scialpi and Marco Contaldi.

McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice represents business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry-leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, private equity sponsors and the financial institutions that support them. McDermott consistently ranks in the leading league tables, including Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and PitchBook. The Corporate & Transactional Practice Group was named “Team of the Year” for Middle Market M&A/Buyouts by The Legal 500 and is highly ranked by Chambers in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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