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Latham & Watkins Advises SK Capital in Ecopol Investment

July 27, 2023
A cross-border team represented the private equity fund in its majority share acquisition.

Latham & Watkins advised the private equity fund SK Capital Partners LP in signing contracts related to its acquisition of a majority share in Ecopol S.p.A., a leading company in the development and production of innovative biodegradable films.

Mauro Carbone, CEO and controlling shareholder of Ecopol, will keep a significant share of the capital and continue to act as CEO and major individual shareholder. Current minority investor Tikehau Capital will retain a minority stake. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Latham & Watkins represented SK Capital with a team led by Washington, D.C. partner Nicholas Luongo and Milan partners Stefano Sciolla and Giancarlo D’Ambrosio, with associates Maria Giulia De Cesari and Valeria Fiormonti. Advice was also provided on US corporate law by Washington D.C. associates Adam Hurwitz and Taylor Marie Allison; on finance matters by Milan partner Marcello Bragliani with associates Erika Brini Raimondi and Pasquale Spiezio; on regulatory matters by partner Cesare Milani with associate Edoardo Cassinelli; and on antitrust matters by Brussels associates Giuseppe Liotine and Florence Eicher.