Nicola Di Giovanni

Nicola Di Giovanni

Partner, Corporate; Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions

Nicola Di Giovanni is highly experienced in private equity, general corporate and restructuring matters. His practice focuses on complex cross-border and domestic transactions, including leveraged buyouts, corporate acquisitions, joint ventures, disposals, consortium/minority equity investments and corporate restructurings across various geographies, sectors and values.


Mr. Di Giovanni advises a broad range of financial sponsor clients, including investment funds and family offices as well as corporates on their most significant deals.

He is recognized as a leading practitioner by Option Droit & Affaires and Décideurs Magazine, and has repeatedly been ranked in Best Lawyers in France. He is also ranked in the Leaders League for Private Equity — in the Development Capital, Mid Cap LBO and Venture Capital categories — and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mr. Di Giovanni’s representations prior to joining Skadden include advising:

  • H.I.G. Capital on the acquisition of Quick Restaurants S.A. from Burger King, owned by Groupe Bertrand and Bridgepoint;
  • Ardian Private Equity on the acquisition of an additional stake in Seqens, a chemical raw materials manufacturer and distributor;
  • Andera Partners on several private equity transactions;
  • the FLM family office in relation to the de-SPAC of Teract;
  • the Colam Entreprendre family office on the sale of its stake in Akuo Energy, a French company specializing in renewable energy, to the target’s management and ICG Infra;
  • LBO France on various private equity transactions; and
  • the Caravelle family office on its acquisition of Dental Group Clinic.



  • LL.M., Duke Law School, 2002
  • M.B.L., University of Paris X - Nanterre, 2000


  • Paris


  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Nicola Di Giovanni

Partner, Corporate; Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions