Eversheds Bianchini advises PEP on Keyhaven private equity investment partnership

Eversheds Bianchini, with partner Marco Franzini heading the private equity and banking practice, and Tremonti Vitali Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati, with partner Lorenzo Piccardi and senior associate Stefania Trezzini, have advised Private Equity Partners (PEP) on the legal and tax aspects relevant to the agreement with Keyhaven Capital Partners for the launch of an Italian private equity co-investment partnership dedicated to mid-market growth capital, pre-IPO and buy-out investments.

Through this initiative, PEP and Keyhaven will utilise their respective investment experience, international networks and financial resources to identify and structure private equity investments, bringing first-class international institutional investors to Italian investments opportunities.

The agreement will allow PEP and Keyhaven to approach private equity investments in the mid-market in a professional and structured manner, and with significant financial resources and a high degree of flexibility to effectively address transactions of different sizes and characteristics, as well as a long-term and stable investment approach.

The focus of the partnership will be mid-market growth capital and buy-out transactions in companies having a sound and professional entrepreneurship and/or management and a strong willingness to expand and internationalise their business in major emerging countries including China, Brazil, Russia, Poland and India, with particular attention paid to pre-IPOs.