CLIENT: Gesa shareholders

TRANSACTION: M&A

DATE: November 2019

SECTOR: Food retail

Deal description:
The joint private equity fund MIR Capital, set up by Gazprombank and Intesa Sanpaolo has acquired a minority stake in Gesa.

Gesa is the holding company that owns the leading Italian retail chain based on chocolate with the brand CioccolatItaliani and the innovative pizzeria format with the brand PIE – Pizzeria Italiana Espressa. 

Vitale&Co acted as a sell-side advisor assisting Gesa shareholders in the economic and financial analyses, in the research of potential bidders, in the origination of the transaction and assistance in defining the structure and the terms of transaction, in the management of due diligence activities, in the negotiations and definition of the agreement with the counterpart, in the cooperation with legal consultants in the revision, negotiation and definition of the legal documentation.

Deal value: n.a.

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