Gianpaolo Scandone

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Gianpaolo joined Portolano Cavallo in 2023 as partner and co-lead of the Firm’s Private Equity practice.

For more than 15 years, he has worked in the private equity field, assisting leading Italian and international investment funds with M&A and all types of corporate finance transactions.

Gianpaolo is experienced in all aspects of private equity investment and divestment transactions, including leveraged and management buyouts, buy-and-build structures and add-ons, minority investments, recapitalizations, and complex reinvestment and management incentive structures. Oftentimes these transactions had a significant cross-border component.

Gianpaolo also has a long track record with complex strategic M&A transactions and public M&A as well as tender offers, IPOs, and capital increases for listed companies. Many of Gianpaolo’s transactions over the years were in the Digital, Media & Technology, Life Sciences, and Fashion & Luxury sectors.

Gianpaolo è ranked by Legal 500 EMEA 2024 as a “Next Generation Partner” in the Private Equity area.

After earning a law degree magna cum laude at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in 2005, he obtained an LL.M. at Columbia Law School in 2011.

Before joining Portolano Cavallo, Gianpaolo was a partner at a leading Italian law firm. Previously he worked with leading international and Italian law firms, where he assisted Italian and international private equity funds, corporations, and banks with complex ordinary and extraordinary corporate transactions.

Languages: Italian, English.

Gianpaolo is a member of the Milan Bar Association.

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