Lorenzo Colombi-Manzi is an associate in the London office of Paul Hastings.
His practice focuses on international capital markets and cross-border leveraged finance transactions, representing issuer and underwriter clients on a broad range of transactions, with a particular focus on high-yield debt offerings.
Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Colombi-Manzi worked in the capital markets group of another leading U.S. law firm in Milan.
Accolades and Recognitions
James Kent Scholar (highest academic honors at Columbia Law School)
J. William Fulbright Scholar (the 2018 Law Scholar for Italy)
Ermenegildo Zegna Founder Scholar
Columbia Law School, New York, Master of Laws, 2019, James Kent Scholar (highest academic honors)
Bocconi University, Milan, Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza, J.D. equivalent, 2014, Summa Cum Laude (highest academic honors)
Bocconi University, Université Paris Est, Maastricht University, Milan, Paris, Maastricht, Joint Certificate in International and Business Law, 2014
Debt Capital Markets
Advised Gamenet Group S.p.A. in connection with (i) multiple issuances of Rule 144A/Reg S €225 million Fixed and Floating Rate Senior Secured Notes listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and (ii) repurchases by means of cash tender offers of its outstanding notes.
Advised Corporacion America Italia S.p.A. (owned by Corporación América S.A. ) in connection with a number of issuances of Reg S Notes listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.
Advised GSO (Blackstone) as initial purchasers of the €230 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes issued to support the acquisition of Fintyre S.p.A. by Bain Capital.
Advised Moby S.p.A. (formerly Onorato Armatori S.p.A.) in connection with the issuance of its Rule 144A/Reg S €300 million 7.75% Senior Secured Notes listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Advised Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. in connection with the update of its Medium-Term Note Programme, including an upsize of the programme to US$50 billion, as well as with respect to two issuances each of US$1.25 billion of Senior Notes issued under its Medium-Term Note Programme.
Advised International Gaming Technology PLC (formerly, GTECH S.p.A.) in connection with its issuance of a series of Rule 144A/Reg S Senior Secured Notes denominated in U.S. dollars and euros equivalent in aggregate to approx. US$5 billion. The Notes were listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
Equity Capital Markets
Advised GIMA TT S.p.A., Gamenet Group S.p.A., and Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A. in connection with their respective IPOs. Rule 144A/Regulation S institutional offerings and listing on the Milan Stock Exchange.
Advised Saipem S.p.A. in connection with its €3.5 billion rights issue. Rule 144A/Regulation S institutional and retail offering and listing on the Milan Stock Exchange.
Advised Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, in connection with the sale by Timone Fiduciaria S.p.A. of ordinary shares in Azimut Holding S.p.A. through a Rule 144A/Regulation S accelerated book building to institutional investors.
Advised Banca IMI, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, UniCredit, Credit Suisse, and HSBC in connection with the IPO of OVS S.p.A. Rule 144A/Regulation S institutional and retail offering and listing on the Milan Stock Exchange.
Advised Corporacion America Airports S.A. (NYSE: CAAP) in connection with the sale of one of its subsidiaries to the Investment Corporation of Dubai.
Advised Summit Partners LLP in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in DP Group S.p.A. (known as DentalPro).
Advised Gamenet Group S.p.A. in connection with its €30 million super senior revolving credit facility.
Advised Goldman Sachs International in connection with a facilities agreement for a term loan facility, multicurrency super senior revolving credit facility, and multicurrency uncommitted accordion term loan facility to finance the acquisition of RGI S.p.A. by Corsair Capital.
Advised Moby S.p.A. in connection with its €260 million senior secured term and revolving facilities agreement.
The above matters were handled by Mr. Colombi-Manzi prior to joining Paul Hastings.