Press Release

Kirkland Advises Consortium on Financing for Co-Investment in Atalanta Football Club

Kirkland & Ellis is advising Bain Capital partners including Stephen Pagliuca, Managing Partner and Co-owner of the Boston Celtics and Co-Chairman of Bain Capital, one of the leading investment funds in the world, on the financing for their partnership agreement, as part of a consortium of investors with the Percassi family, on their investment in Italian Serie A club Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio S.p.A.. 

The agreement provides for the entry of the new investors with a 55% total stake in the share capital of La Dea Srl. The Percassi family will retain a 45% stake. La Dea is the sub-holding of the Percassi family, holder of about 86% of the share capital of Atalanta.

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The Kirkland team was led by debt finance partners Neel Sachdev and Kanesh Balasubramaniam and associate Marco Bagnato and capital markets partner Matthew Merkle.