Bain Capital and Nextalia’s Acquisition of Deltatre

In UK Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, advised on the matter.

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici advised Nextalia SGR S.p.A. with a team including

Giliberti Triscornia e Associati advised Bruin Capital with a team including

Legance advised Bain Capital with a team including

Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati advised Bain Capital with a team including

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett advised Bruin Capital with a team including ノtienne Renaudeau (Competition Law), James Howe (Corporate M&A), Ben Spiers (Corporate M&A), Shahpur Kabraji (Finance).

Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Bain Capital with a team including Jenine Hulsmann (Competition Law), Lewis Blakey (Picture – Corporate M&A), Chris McLaughlin (Finance), Barry Fishley (IP&IT), Oliver Walker (Tax M&A and Deal Advisory).

Bain Capital announced the acquisition, together with Nextalia, of Deltatre, one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment technology providers, from Bruin Capital.

Deltatre offers over-the-top (OTT) streaming solutions enabling direct-to-consumer content distribution via the internet as well as data, graphics and live broadcast solutions. Deltatre’s clients include some of the largest sports organisations in the world, including UEFA, NFL, MLB and MLS. The transaction is subject to regulatory and other customary approvals.

Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private investment firms with approximately $160 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1984, we pioneered a consulting-based approach to private equity investing, partnering closely with management teams to offer the insights that challenge conventional thinking, build great businesses and improve operations.

Nextalia SGR is an asset management company promoted by Francesco Canzonieri together with leading Italian institutional investors (Intesa Sanpaolo, UnipolSai Assicurazioni, Coldiretti, Confindustria and Micheli Associati), set up with the aim of investing in Italian excellence to accelerate the path of sustainable growth. 

The Weil team was led by Private Equity partner Lewis Blakey (Picture) with Chris McLaughlin leading on financing aspects, and includes in London: Private Equity counsel Hein Visser, associates Laurence Feeny, Lucia Azzi and Tony Herron, and trainee associate Joe Payne; Banking & Finance associates Alex Eagle, Natalie Hellio, Xin Gao and Rebecca Lee; Competition partner Jenine Hulsmann, counsel Neil Rigby and associate Nicholas Barnabo; Technology and IP Transactions partner Barry Fishley and associate Claudia Sousa; Tax partner Oliver Walker and associate Eithne Bloice-Saunders; and Employment counsel Ivor Gwilliams and associate Edward Dickinson. The German team included Ansgar Wimber in addition to Heiner Drueke, Felix Ganzer and Fabian Kraupe.

The Simpson Thacher team includes James R. Howe, Ben Spiers, Chris Vallance, Nishita Vasan, Alex Ward, Oliver Heighton, Jason Yue and Beanka Chiang (Corporate); Shahpur Kabraji and Hannah Ho (Credit); Caleb McConnell and Chris Dorman (Tax); and Étienne Renaudeau and Pauline Patat (Antitrust).

Involved fees earner: Beanka Chiang – Clifford Chance; Guidomaria Brambilla – Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici; Roberto Gambino – Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici; Stefano Valerio – Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici; Marco Bindella – Giliberti Triscornia e Associati; Riccardo Coda – Giliberti Triscornia e Associati; Maria Chiara Maffei – Giliberti Triscornia e Associati; Emiliano Zanfei – Giliberti Triscornia e Associati; Vito Auricchio – Legance; Filippo Benintendi – Legance; Andrea Botti – Legance; Jacopo Figus Diaz – Legance; Roberta Fiorentino – Legance; Giulia Marina Lazzari – Legance; Valerio Mosca – Legance; Andrea Palatini – Legance; Sofia Rainaldi – Legance; Elena Ryolo – Legance; Lorenzo Baldanzi – Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati; Stefano Barletta – Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati; Nathalie Brazzelli – Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati; Filippo Jurina – Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati; Chris Dorman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Oliver Heighton – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Hannah Ho – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; James Howe – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Shahpur Kabraji – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Caleb McConnell – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Pauline Patat – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Étienne Renaudeau – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ben Spiers – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Christopher Vallance – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Nishita Vasan – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alex Ward – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jason Yue – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lucia Azzi – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Nicholas Barnabo – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Lewis Blakey – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Eithne Bloice-Sanders – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Edward Dickinson – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Heiner Drueke – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Alex Eagle – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Laurence Feeny – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Barry Fishley – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Felix Ganzer – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Ivor Gwilliams – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Natalie Hellio – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Tony Herron – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Jenine Hulsmann – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Fabian Kraupe – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Rebecca Lee – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Chris McLaughlin – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Neil Rigby – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Claudia Sousa – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Hein Visser – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Oliver Walker – Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Ansgar Wimber – Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance; Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici; Giliberti Triscornia e Associati; Legance; Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Weil, Gotshal & Manges;

Clients: Bain Capital; Bruin Capital; Nextalia SGR S.p.A.;

Author: Giulia Di Palma