Cerba Healthcare’s Acquisition of Lifebrain

Latham & Watkins , Orrick, Schoenherr and EY advised Cerba HealthCare on the deal while Chiomenti, Wolf Theiss and Deloitte advised Investindustrial. Paul Hastings advised EQT and Cerba HealthCare.

Cerba HealthCare acquired the Lifebrain Group from Investindustrial.

Cerba HealthCare, majority-owned by EQT Partners, is headquartered in France and operates a network of clinical analysis and diagnostic centers in Europe. 

Lifebrain owns and operates diagnostic laboratory centers throughout Italy and in Austria.

Chiomenti’s team was led by Partners Carlo Croff (Picture), Luca Liistro, Senior Associate Alessandro Buscemi and Associates Alessandra Fichera, Roberto Gava. The team also included Partner Massimo Antonini, senior associate Elisabetta Pavesi (Tax) Partner Marco Paruzzolo, Associate Piervincenzo Lapenna (Finance). Partner Filippo Brunetti and senior associate Maria Buquicchio (Administrative). Partner Cristoforo Osti and associate Antonino Cutrupi (Antitrust). Partner Giulio Napolitano and associate Luca Masotto (Golden Power). Counsel Stefano Manacorda and associate Giulia Sassaroli (Compliance). Associate Alessandra Lo Muzio (W&I). Counsel Giulio Vecchi and senior associate Ersilia Lazzara and associate Jacopo Meneghin (IP&IT). Associates Giulia Berton and Alessandro Pace (Labor Law). Associates Luisa Frigeni, Ginevra Martucci and Marco Cigarini (Litigation).

Latham & Watkins’ team was led by Partners Cataldo Piccarreta and Giorgia Lugli. Counsel Cesare Milani and associates Silvia Milanese, Edoardo Cassinelli and Federica Di Terlizzi. Partners Dominic Newcomb and Jennifer Engelhardt (Financing). 

Orrick’s team was led by Partner Attilio Mazzilli, Senior Associate Livia Maria Pedroni, Partner Alessandro Vittoria, and Associates Sarah Lo Piparo, Elena Cozzupoli and Partner Pietro Merlino,  Associate Marianna Meriani (Antitrust).

The EY team included Partner Daniela Gianni and Senior Manager Andrea Demichelis (Financial due Diligence). Partner Savino Tatò and Senior Manager Mauro Scognavilla (Tax due diligence e Tax structuring).

Deloitte’s team was led by Partners Riccardo Gabrielli, Daniele Terenzi, Chiara Tomassetti, Giuseppe Lagrutta, Emanuele Innocenzi (Tax). Directors Mauro Minichini, Silvia Di Florio and Supervisor Giuseppe Merano, Senior Mara Di Carlo and Mauro Palmaccio. 

Schoenherr’s team was led by Partners Christian Herbst, Maximilian Lang, Volker Weiss, and Andreas Natterer, Counsels Teresa Waidmann, Veronika Wolfbauer, and Johannes Stalzer, Attorneys Alfred Amann, Evelin Hlina, and Iliyana Sirakova, and Associates Nina Zafoschnig, Michael Kern, Daniel Neuwirth-Riedl, and Daniel Komarek. 

The Wolf Theiss team included Partners Roland Marko, Ralf Peschek, Kurt Retter, Dieter Spranz, Manfred Essletzbichler, Clara Gordon, and Georg Kresbach, Counsels Wolfgang Lauchner and Jochen Anweiler, Senior Associate Harald Strahberger, Consultant Carolin Ziegler, and Associates Peter Pichlmayr, Dorothea Rauchegger, Manuela Regner, Theresia Welser, Phillip Wrabetz, Dominik Engel, Dominik Koenig, and Paul Berger. 

The Paul Hastings team included Arthur de Baudry d’Asson, Nicolas Lovas, Mathilde Carré, Allard de Waal, Alban Castarède.

Involved fees earner: Massimo Antonini – Chiomenti; Giulia Berton – Chiomenti; Filippo Brunetti – Chiomenti; Maria Buquicchio – Chiomenti; Alessandro Buscemi – Chiomenti; Marco Cigarini – Chiomenti; Carlo Croff – Chiomenti; Antonino Cutrupi – Chiomenti; Alessandra Fichera – Chiomenti; Luisa Frigeni – Chiomenti; Roberto Gava – Chiomenti; Piervincenzo Lapenna – Chiomenti; Ersilia Lazzara – Chiomenti; Luca Liistro – Chiomenti; Alessandra Lo Muzio – Chiomenti; Stefano Manacorda – Chiomenti; Ginevra Martucci – Chiomenti; Luca Masotto – Chiomenti; Jacopo Meneghin – Chiomenti; Giulio Napolitano – Chiomenti; Cristoforo Osti – Chiomenti; Alessandro Pace – Chiomenti; Marco Paruzzolo – Chiomenti; Elisabetta Pavesi – Chiomenti; Giulia Sassaroli – Chiomenti; Giulio Vecchi – Chiomenti; Mara Di Carlo – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Silvia Di Florio – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Riccardo Gabrielli – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Emanuele Innocenzi – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Giuseppe Lagrutta – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Giuseppe Merano – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Mauro Minichini – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Mauro Palmaccio – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Daniele Terenzi – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Chiara Tomassetti – Deloitte Tax & Legal; Paul Batillat – EY (Ernst & Young); Emmanuel de Villeneuve Esclapon – EY (Ernst & Young); Andrea Demichelis – EY (Ernst & Young); Marie Dommesent – EY (Ernst & Young); Daniela Gianni – EY (Ernst & Young); Mauro Scognavilla – EY (Ernst & Young); Savino Tatò – EY (Ernst & Young); Rhon Ziadeh – EY (Ernst & Young); Sabine Bensaid – Goodwin Procter; William Robert – Goodwin Procter; Chloé Vu Thien – Goodwin Procter; Edoardo Cassinelli – Latham & Watkins; Federica Di Terlizzi – Latham & Watkins; Jennifer Engelhardt – Latham & Watkins; Giorgia Lugli – Latham & Watkins; Silvia Milanese – Latham & Watkins; Cesare Milani – Latham & Watkins; Dominic Newcomb – Latham & Watkins; Cataldo Piccarreta – Latham & Watkins; Mathilde Lattard – Loyens & Loeff; Shelagh Rule – Loyens & Loeff; Rafael Skokanic – Loyens & Loeff; Alina Stoica – Loyens & Loeff; Iris Veldman – Loyens & Loeff; Elena Cozzupoli – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Sarah Lo Piparo – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Attilio Mazzilli – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Marianna Meriani – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Pietro Merlino – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Livia Maria Pedroni – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Alessandro Vittoria – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Mathilde Carre – Paul Hastings LLP; Alban Castarède – Paul Hastings LLP; Arthur De Baudry D’Asson – Paul Hastings LLP; Arthur de Baudry d’Asson – Paul Hastings LLP; Allard de Waal – Paul Hastings LLP; Nicolas Lovas – Paul Hastings LLP; Daniel Neuwirth-Riedl – Schoenherr; Alfred Amann – Schoenherr; Christian Herbst – Schoenherr; Evelin Hlina – Schoenherr; Michael Kern – Schoenherr; Daniel Komarek – Schoenherr; Maximilian Lang – Schoenherr; Andreas Natterer – Schoenherr; Johannes Stalzer – Schoenherr; Teresa Waidmann – Schoenherr; Volker Weiss – Schoenherr; Veronika Wolfbauer – Schoenherr; Nina Zafoschnig – Schoenherr; Jochen Anweiler – Wolf Theiss; Paul Berger – Wolf Theiss; Dominik Engel – Wolf Theiss; Manfred Essletzbichler – Wolf Theiss; Clara Gordon – Wolf Theiss; Dominik Koenig – Wolf Theiss; Georg Kresbach – Wolf Theiss; Wolfgang Lauchner – Wolf Theiss; Roland Marko – Wolf Theiss; Ralf Peschek – Wolf Theiss; Peter Pichlmayr – Wolf Theiss; Dorothea Rauchegger – Wolf Theiss; Manuela Regner – Wolf Theiss; Kurt Retter – Wolf Theiss; Dieter Spranz – Wolf Theiss; Harald Strahberger – Wolf Theiss; Theresia Welser – Wolf Theiss; Phillip Wrabetz – Wolf Theiss; Carolin Ziegler – Wolf Theiss;

Law Firms: Chiomenti; Deloitte Tax & Legal; EY (Ernst & Young); Goodwin Procter; Latham & Watkins; Loyens & Loeff; Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Paul Hastings LLP; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss;

Clients: Cerba HealthCare SAS; EQT Partners; Investindustrial;

Sonia Carcano

Author: Sonia Carcano