Orrick Adds Leading M&A and Private Equity Team in Italy

2 minute read | May.06.2024

  • Fabio Fauceglia joins Orrick’s M&A and Private Equity team in Milan.
  • Fabio advises many of the leading private equity investors in Europe, as well as international companies, family offices and entrepreneurs on domestic and cross-border M&A, including competitive auctions, takeovers, joint ventures, and carve-outs.
  • He previously led the Italian M&A practice of Shearman & Sterling, where he practiced more than two decades, and joins with a team of six lawyers, including Leonardo Pinta, of counsel, and five associates.

“We are delighted to add Fabio and his team to our M&A and Private Equity practice as we continue to pursue our strategy in Italy focused on serving energy, infrastructure and tech companies and their financial sponsors, particularly on cross-border matters that connect with Orrick’s global strengths. Having practiced across from him for years, I know we are fortunate to add to our team a practitioner of the absolute top quality who is one of the leaders in the Italian M&A and Private Equity market,” said Attilio Mazzilli, venture capital advisor and leader of Orrick’s Italian offices.

Fabio led the global team that advised General Electric in its $4.3 billion acquisition of the aviation business of Avio S.p.A., from Cinven and Finmeccanica, which was awarded IFLR European Private Equity Deal of the Year. In the last six months alone, Fabio has led M&A and Private Equity transactions for a value in excess of Euro 2 billion.

“I’m thrilled to join Orrick’s powerful and innovative platform. The firm’s focus on M&A and Private Equity and its exceptional expertise in the intersection of energy, infrastructure and tech will further expand our ability to advise strategic and private equity clients as well as entrepreneurs on the full range of domestic and cross-border M&A and Private Equity transactions. I was impressed by Orrick’s dynamism, modern approach and focus on providing unique quality and efficiency, which I believe is essential in a market where clients increasingly see lawyers as their business partners. I’m looking forward to working with Attilio and the Orrick team globally to consolidate and expand Orrick’s role as a leading M&A and Private Equity practice in the Italian market,” said Fabio.

“The arrival of Fabio’s team is an exciting step in further aligning our global M&A and private equity platform and advancing our focus on the energy, infrastructure and tech sectors, and particularly at the seams where many of the world’s most impactful businesses are driving decarbonization movements. Fabio is a seasoned practitioner with a proven record of delivering for the most sophisticated global funds and strategics, and we are delighted to welcome him to our team,” said Matthew Gemello, global head of Orrick’s corporate practice.

Dual educated and qualified in Italy and New York, Fabio has been recognized among the 50 Best Lawyers in Italy by Legal Community.

Fabio is the 4th partner to join Orrick’s European platform in the past four months, following the hires of corporate PPA advisor Alfred Weightman and debt financing advisor Mae Morter in London and tax advisor Nico Neukam in Düsseldorf.