Elisa De Carolis - McDermott Will & Emery


Elisa De Carolis focuses her practice on complex corporate transactional mandates for private equity sponsors, venture capital funds and other private capital investors and corporates.

She has a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, joint ventures, shareholder relations, reorganizations, investment agreements, leveraged buyouts  and private equity transactions.

She regularly advises clients in the technology, fashion & retail and healthcare industries, including startup companies, venture capital firms and PE houses.


  • Advised Palamon Capital Partners on their disposal of global leather accessories brand “Il Bisonte” to Tokyo stock exchange-listed distribution specialist, Look Holdings.
  • Advised Eight Roads, a global proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity, on the sale of the Optegra Group, leaders in critical eye-care services including eye surgeries and AMD, to H2 Equity Partners.
  • Advised Umbra Capital Partners on setting up their investment vehicle and their portfolio investments, including securing a facility of up to £200 million for Hastee Pay, a company providing advances to employees on accrued salary, to continue providing its advance services.

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London Metropolitan University, LLM, 2010
University of Bologna, LLB, 2008

England and Wales

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