Giovannelli e Associati is advising Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Jakala, the first MarTech group in Italy and among the top 5 in Europe, through the fund Ardian Buyout. Ardian strengthens its investment in Jakala after having entered the company’s capital in 2018 through the Ardian Growth fund with a minority stake, demonstrating its confidence in a fast-growing company with an innovative business model. The Equity Club, promoted by Roberto Ferraresi and Mediobanca, H14 managed by Luigi, Eleonora and Barbara Berlusconi, PFC, holding company of Marzotto’s family represented by Guglielmo Notarbartolo and the current top management of the Group, will reinvest in the company alongside Ardian and Matteo de Brabant (who with Jakala Holding retains 25%).
The transaction is expected to close in the forthcoming weeks following completion of pre-closing requirements, which include the necessary consents from the competent regulatory authorities.
Fabrizio Scaparro led the firm’s team, which comprised also Laura Bernardi, Paola Pagani, Matteo Bruni, Claudia Raimondi, Augusto Fracasso and Alessandra Gritti for all corporate matters, Riccardo Pontremoli for regulatory matters, Alessandra Feller, Ginevra Lombardi and Mara Orio for IP and privacy matters, Giuseppe Matarazzo for labor matter.