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 been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in France. He also is 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 (including prior to joining Skadden) include advising:

  • JAB Holdings on several acquisitions in connection with its pet insurance platform
  • Intesa Sanpaolo on its investment in SpaceX, a California-based rocket and satellite internet company and the world’s leading provider of launch services
  • Citi on its investment in DeFacto, a French tech company
  • Iliad on a strategic commercial partnership agreement with, and significant investment in, Poolside
  • H.I.G. Capital on the acquisition of Quick Restaurants S.A. from Burger King, owned by Group Bertrand and Bridgepoint, as well as on the disposal of Aviapartner Group and several private equity transactions
  • Ardian Private Equity in relation to numerous co-investment transactions across a number of different industries and jurisdictions
  • Andera Partners on the acquisition of Groupe Spengler Holtex, the acquisition of TXCube and the sale of SRWK (Sarawak) Group
  • FLM (family office) in relation to the sale of a controlling interest in Group Boulangerie Louise to InVivo Retail as a result of the de-SPAC of Teract
  • Colam Entreprendre (family office) in relation to the acquisition of Akuo Energy, a French company specializing in renewable energy, and the sale of Akuo Energy to Akuo’s management and ICG Infra
  • LBO France on various private equity transactions
  • 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