Andrea C. Spadacini

Andrea C. Spadacini

Counsel, 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. 


Mr. Spadacini’s recent M&A experience includes advising strategic investors and private equity firms such as:

  • L’Occitane International S.A. in its:
    • acquisition of 83% of Sol de Janiero Holdings, Inc. at an enterprise value of US$450 million; and
    • acquisition of the Elemis Group for US$900 million from U.S. private equity seller L Catterton;
  • Speciality Chemicals International Limited in the sale of Polynt-Reichhold Group to funds advised by Black Diamond Group Limited;
  • Kismet Acquisition One, a special purpose acquisition company, in its US$1.9 billion initial merger with Nexters Global Limited, the first-ever de-SPAC transaction involving a Russian company;
  • 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; and
    • 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;
  • Hg Capital in the US$650 million sale of Ullink to Itiviti, a company backed by Nordic Capital;
  • Quantum Pacific in the acquisition of a 30% interest in the Atlético Madrid football club;
  • 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;
  • 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 the AhlstromMunksjö Group under the ARCHES® brand;
    • the US$340 million acquisition by its subsidiary Dixon Ticonderoga Company of Pacon Holding Company from Mason Wells Inc.; and
    • its merger with Space S.p.A., the first Italian law-governed SPAC listed on the Milan Stock Exchange; and
  • Colony Capital Acquisitions LLC in connection with its:
    • US$220 million acquisition of a portfolio of 113 mixed residential and commercial properties from Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.; and
    • US$177 million acquisition, along with a number of co-investors, of 14 high-end real estate properties in Rome from UniCredit S.p.A.

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 e 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

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions; Capital Markets