Anthony Indaimo

Partner and Global Head of Corporate and Commercial

  • Education: University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Law
  • Admitted: England and Wales, 1990 • Western Australia, 1985
  • Languages spoken: English • Italian
  • Year joined: 1995
  • Year became partner: 1995

Overview

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Anthony focuses on cross-border corporate, commercial and corporate finance transactions involving the acquisition and disposal of businesses and shares for both private and public companies, joint ventures and capital raising with a particular emphasis on the sports, technology and brands sectors, especially those involving the US, UK, Italy and Asia Pacific.   

Anthony has assisted numerous successful entrepreneurs as well as many prestigious luxury and consumer brands on a variety of corporate, M&A and commercial matters, including structuring investments, expansion into emerging markets and access to capital. He is considered a trusted adviser to many clients and also acts as non-executive director and mentor to various young emerging company clients and entrepreneurs.

Anthony is also recognised as a leading advisor to clients with interests in all forms of motorsport having been involved in the sector, in particular Formula 1, for over 25 years. He is a trusted advisor to teams, sponsors, investors, sports management agents and drivers.

Anthony has recently been cited as one of the 'best corporate lawyers' in 'The Spears's 500', a comprehensive guide to the leading advisers to high net worth individuals. 

Highlights

Anthony has advised: 
 
  • Renault Group on the cross-border acquisition of Lotus F1 and its €1.3 billion investment in motorsport and technology
  • Thor Equities on its €130 million purchase of an iconic building in Milan's luxury shopping precinct and Dolce & Gabbana's flagship store
  • Some of the worlds most prestigious luxury and consumer brands on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, including structuring investments for flagship buildings, expansion into emerging markets, brand management and access to capital
  • Intel on its ground breaking sponsorship and technology collaboration with BMW-Sauber
  • Sarita Capital Investment in respect of the takeover of Queens Park Rangers football club, which included liaising with the UK Takeover Panel given QPR's prior AIM listing, the follow-on investment in QPR by the Mittal Family, the stadium development project, commercial sponsorship, e-commerce and corporate advice. Following QPR's successful promotion to the English Premier League, the firm also advised Sarita on its eventual sale to Malaysian entrepreneur and AirAsia's, Tony Fernandez
  • Cipriani Group, the world renowned restaurant and catering group, on its restructure, investment and expansion involving the US, Uruguay, Luxembourg, Italy, the Middle East and the UK
  • Valentino Fashion Group on the acquisition of the distributors of Valentino products in the UK and owners of the Valentino boutique in Sloane Street, London
  • Brands Partners, a private equity fund, on its successful debt and equity   acquisition of leading industrial shoe manufacturer
  • Donald Edge, a bespoke jeweller, on the design and manufacture of the diamond encrusted Chambord Royal liqueur bottle, the world's most expensive liqueur valued at US$3.5 million
  • Eurotech listed on the Milan Stock Exchange on its US$60 million reverse triangular merger with US embedded chip manufacturer Applied Data Systems Inc. 
  • S.M.P Inc, the New York Stock Exchange listed company, on the disposal of its non-core French and Italian businesses
  • Targetti Sankey on the €242 million acquisition finance of Danish lighting group Louis Poulsen
  • Fairplace, an AIM listed company, on the disposal of its Italian subsidiary
  • Renault F1 in relation to the so-called Crashgate affair and successfully representing the team in the FIA hearings which involved, inter alia, brand reputation management issues and re-negotiating various sponsorship contracts as a result of the outcome of the hearings 

Publications and speaking engagements

  • Various seminars on 'entrepreneurship' at ESADE University in Spain, the US, Italy and the UK
  • Co Author of 'From Innovation to Cash Flows' - an essential guide for entrepreneurs and as recommended by the Stanford University GSB Alumni Association
  • Co-sponsor with London Stock Exchange of a series of seminars on listing investment funds in New York and Greenwich
  • Lectures regularly on raising capital for growth companies in the UK, US, Spain, Switzerland and Italy
  • Co-written articles on AIM and the merger of the London and Italian Stock Exchanges
  • Various seminars on in-bound investment into the UK with 'Think London'

Memberships

  • British Italian Law Association
  • Business Club Italia
  • British Chamber of Commerce for Italy

On a personal note

Anthony supports AC Milan and is a dedicated follower of Italian fashion, food and wine.

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