Andrea C. Spadacini

Andrea C. Spadacini

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets
Andrea Spadacini focuses on cross-border corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions and selected capital markets transactions. He is part of Skadden’s Italian practice repeatedly named as Best Italian Desk by TopLegal. 


Andrea Spadacini is a corporate attorney who advises corporations and financial sponsors across Europe and North America on a wide range of cross-border corporate transactions, including public and private M&A and selected capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on transatlantic M&A deals.

Mr. Spadacini’s recent M&A experience includes advising:

  • Investindustrial and its portfolio companies on several matters, including the acquisitions of:
    • the Procon Products Business, a division of Standex International Corporation
    • Micropump Inc. from IDEX Corporation
    • Quality Pasta Company from its founders and other shareholders
  • Silver Lake in connection with its voluntary tender offer for the French-listed company CEGID Group and related strategic advice, including a plan to transform CEGID Group into a Societas Europaea and its potential relocation to the Netherlands
  • Hg Capital in the US$650 million sale of Ullink to Itiviti, a company backed by Nordic Capital
  • Lionel Messi in his agreement to play for Major League Soccer club Inter Miami CF
  • Quantum Pacific in the acquisition of a 30% interest in the Atlético Madrid football club
  • L’Occitane International S.A. and its executives in the acquisitions of:
    • 83% of Sol de Janiero Holdings, Inc. at an enterprise value of US$450 million
    • the Elemis Group for US$900 million from L Catterton
    • a combined 80% interest in Save The Duck S.p.A.
  • F.I.L.A. — Fabbrica Italiana Lapis e Affini S.p.A. in connection with, inter alia:
    • its US$49 million acquisition of the fine arts business operated by Ahlstrom-Munksjö Group under the ARCHES® brand
    • the US$340 million acquisition by its subsidiary Dixon Ticonderoga Company of Pacon Holding Company from Mason Wells Inc.
    • its merger with Space S.p.A., the first Italian law-governed SPAC listed on the Milan Stock Exchange
  • Wejo, a Nasdaq-listed leader in Smart Mobility for Good cloud and software analytics for connected, electric and autonomous mobility, in its proposed business combination with TKB Critical Technologies 1, a SPAC vehicle
  • Kismet Acquisition One, a SPAC, in its US$1.9 billion initial merger with Nexters Global Limited, the first-ever de-SPAC transaction involving a Russia-based company
  • the shareholders of Picosun Oy, a Finland-based semiconductor equipment company, in the €390 million sale of Picosun to Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Cinépolis de México, S.A. de C.V. in its:
    • three-party joint venture with Abdulmohsen Al-Hokair Group for Tourism and Development Company and Al Tayer Group
    • acquisition of a minority stake in PT Cinemaxx Global Pasifik
  • Pinnacle Investments S.A. in connection with joint venture arrangements totaling US$1.2 billion relating to three luxury hotels. The deal included the acquisition from Sahara Group of Grosvenor House in London and the refinancing of certain loans secured on The Plaza and Dream Hotels in New York

In the corporate finance space, Mr. Spadacini’s recent experience includes advising the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, Antares S.p.A., Cattolica Assicurazioni, F.I.L.A. — Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A. and Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., among others.



  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2012
  • LL.B., Bocconi University of Milan, 2006
  • Law Degree, Bocconi University of Milan, 2004


  • New York
  • Milan, Italy
  • Solicitor, England & Wales


  • English
  • Italian

Andrea C. Spadacini

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets