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.
Advised BlueGem Capital Partners, a European mid-market private equity firm on their add-on acquisitions to The Private Clinic, one of the largest clinics specializing in cosmetic treatments and procedures in the UK, and related acquisition finance matters;
Advised BlueGem Capital Partners, a European mid-market private equity firm on their acquisition of Pool Service, a leading Italian professional hair care group (owner of the Medavita brand), and related acquisition finance matters;
Advised BlueGem Capital Partners, a European mid-market private equity firm on the debt and equity restructuring of Jack Wills, well-known British lifestyle and fashion brand and the subsequent sale to Sports Direct;
Advised BlueGem Capital Partners, a European mid-market private equity firm on general corporate and financing matters for their portfolio companies, including: Dr. Vranjes Firenze, leading manufacturer of home fragrances, Enotria & Coe, premium wine wholesaler and make-up brand Iconic London.
Advised MasterCard on their minority investment into Masabi, a UK tech company that develops and markets mobile ticketing services for public transport companies.
Advised a private investment vehicle on their investment into Nexford University, a next-generation, online university based in Washington DC, in relation to their $10.8M pre-Series A round.
Advised I.Q. Endoscope, a leading company manufacturing fully disposable endoscopes for general medical use, on their Series A Round, led by the Development Bank of Wales and Creo Medical.
Advised Indian public company Bharat Forge Limited on its strategic investment in UK electrical vehicle manufacturer Tevva Motors (Jersey) Limited *
Advised the shareholders of OTAS Technologies Limited, a market-leading analytics platform, on the sale of the company to Liquidnet, a global institutional trading network *
Advised the shareholders of Kelerbay Limited (Doree Bonner International) on the sale of the company to private equity company A2E Industries Limited *
Advised on worldwide projects in relation to international luxury brands*
Acted for a multinational energy company in negotiating an equity investment programme with a syndicate of investors*
Advised the sellers on the €30 million sale of Jobrapido to the Daily Mail Group*
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