Fabrizio Carpanini
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Fabrizio Carpanini

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carpanini.fabrizio@dorsey.com

Overview

Fabrizio has over 30 years of experience extending across the full spectrum of corporate transactional work, including private equity, corporate finance, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, company and business sales and international joint ventures. 

Fabrizio is a partner in the London office of Dorsey & Whitney, heading up the firm's London and Continental Europe Private Equity Group. 

Fabrizio's experience extends across the entire corporate spectrum including corporate finance, private equity, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, company and business sales and international joint ventures. He is an English and Italian speaker advising clients investing in the UK, Italy and the rest of Europe, as well as in the US.

Fabrizio's commercial focus has led to him being listed as a Leader in his Field for Private Equity Transactions (Chambers) and being ranked by Legal 500.

Fabrizio makes frequent conference appearances in the UK, Continental Europe, the US and China, speaking on Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity. He was a visiting lecturer on English Law at the Milan State University and currently lectures at The University of West London.

 

Education & Admissions

University of West England (LL.B. (Hons), 1984)

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Languages

  • English and Italian

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • Advised Rosaleen Blair and her management team at the talent acquisition and management solutions business, Alexander Mann, on the sale of the company for US$1.2b in a transaction between New Mountain Capital and OMERS Private Equity.
  • Advised the management teams of price comparison websites, Energy Helpline and UK Web Media in their merger with backing from funds managed by Inflexion Private Equity.
  • Represented private equity sponsor, Graphite Capital, on its divestment of the talent solutions business, TMP Worldwide to US corporate, PeopleScout.
  • Advised the founders of skincare specialist, Dr Organic Ltd, in the sale of the company to the Carlyle Group portfolio company, NBTY Inc, in a transaction valuing Dr Organic at £110m+.
  • Represented the management team and founders of Secretsales on the sale to Wowcher and subsequent MBO.
  • Advised Communications Test Design, Inc. a global telecoms repair and logistics company, headquartered in Pennsylvania, on its $107m acquisition of the repair services arm of UK quoted, Regenersis PLC.
 

News & Resources

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Advises Shareholders of UK Law Firms O’Neill Patient and Grindeys Solicitors on the Sale to Inflexion Private Equity
Dorsey Lawyers Fabrizio Carpanini and Timothy Maloney Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2020
Dorsey’s London Office Receives Multiple Rankings from Legal 500
Dorsey Advises Alexander Mann Solutions on Sale to OMERS Private Equity for US $1.1 billion
Dorsey Represents Energy Helpline and UK Web Media Founders in Creation of Comparison Technologies
Chambers UK 2018 Ranks Dorsey Practices and Lawyers
Dorsey’s London Office Receives Multiple Rankings from Legal 500
Dorsey Advises Briefing Media in Strategic Investment and Global Partnership with Urner Barry
Dorsey Lawyers Fabrizio Carpanini and Timothy Maloney Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2018
Chambers UK 2017 Ranks Dorsey Practices and Lawyers
Dorsey & Whitney’s London Office Receives Multiple Rankings from Legal 500
Dorsey's London Office Recognized as 2016 Global M&A Award Winner
Dorsey’s London Office Named 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions Law Firm of the Year
Dorsey Wins Five 2016 M&A Awards
Chambers Global 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Partners Khadavi, Barry, Carpanini, Cashman, and Vaughan
Dorsey Partner Fabrizio Carpanini Discusses PE Trends for 2016
Dorsey Partners Carpanini and Denham Discuss Competitive PE Market
Chambers UK 2016 Ranks Dorsey Practices and Lawyers

Events & Speaking Engagements

Webinar Playback: UK and Continental European M&A of IP Rich Companies

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Visiting lecturer on English Law, Milan State University
  • Member of The Law Society
  • Visiting lecturer on Private Equity, University of West London

Accolades

undefined   The Legal 500 United Kingdom Recommended Lawyer 2016  The Legal 500 United Kingdom Recommended Lawyer 2019  
UK Chambers 2018 Fabrizio Carpanini Chambers UK Leading Individual 2019
  • Chosen by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in the UK in the area of Private Equity Law 2018
  • Recommended by Legal 500 (2016-2017, 2019) in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Listed as a Leader in the field of Private Equity: Buyouts by Chambers UK, 2015-2019
  • Listed as a Leader in the field of Private Equity: Buyouts by Chambers Global, 2018
  • Ranked by Legal 500
  • Recognized by Acquisition International's 2016 M&A Advisor Awards for "Best Cross Border M&A Team – UK"
  • "Excellence in Domestic Divestitures - UK," Corporate Livewire's 2016 International M&A awards
  • "M&A Law Firm of the Year – UK," Finance Monthly Global Awards 2016
Fabrizio Carpanini