calliope transaction advisors

Origination | Execution | Management 

 

OUR 

SERVICES

 

We assist companies and investors around the world in the origination, execution and management of their cross-border investments.

 

We connect buyers with sellers.  We identify off-market investment opportunities globally.  We assist companies in sourcing investors and financing to sustain their growth, or we help them find an exit from an investment.

We cover the world. With over 20 years of involvement in cross-border M&A, private equity, project finance, leveraged finance and capital markets transactions across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North America, we are ideally placed to assist investors who are venturing outside the comfort zone of their native region of operation.

What makes us different.  The experience and advice we are able to contribute is not exclusively “technical” (how to structure the transaction), but also, and equally importantly, “cultural”: we have been there before, we speak the language, we know the local culture – all of which enables us to bridge the gap and form an invaluable bond between our clients and their counterparties.

 

Origination

Drawing from an extensive network of contacts across the world, we are able to identify suitable investment targets for prospective investors, across the globe and in any industrial sector.  

Similarly, when our clients are looking to exit an investment, or seeking further equity investors or debt financing for their companies, we are able to locate suitable counterparties to address their goals.

Execution

We advise buyers and sellers in cross-border M&A and private equity investments in the structuring and execution of the transaction.

We assist our clients in selecting local legal advisors, tax advisors and, where necessary, financial advisors. We then supervise and co-ordinate the input to be provided by such professionals until closing, thus ensuring efficiency and cost-savings in the management of the transaction.

 

Management

We are routinely brought in by our clients to advise on specific issues arising from their existing foreign investments, in contexts where our familiarity with the local culture, local practice and ability to work with local experts and advisors becomes essential to identifying a solution to the client’s needs. 

 

OUR
EXPERTISE

Our team 

 

We are a group of professionals who spent over 20 years as partners in international law firms, senior in-house counsels at multinational corporations or managing directors at global investment banks, structuring and executing transactions around the world.

M&A and private equity
Project finance
Leveraged finance
Equity and debt capital markets
Structured finance and NPLs
Restructurings
International dispute resolution
General corporate affairs management

Areas of practice expertise

Engineering/mechanical/ automotive
Design/fashion
Pharmaceutical/ biotech
Real estate
Financial services
Energy/ Renewable energy
Telecoms
Food and food technologies
Retail

Areas of industry expertise

Our regional expertise 

 

We have worked and developed a wide network in each of:

  • Italy

  • Western Europe

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • China 

  • South-East Asia

  • India

  • The Middle East

  • North America

 

OUR FOCUS on Italy

We are uniquely positioned to assist:

  • Foreign investors who are considering entering Italy, or have existing operations in Italy

 

and/or

 

  • Italian companies which intend to invest abroad or have existing investments outside of Italy

 

To foreign investors planning to enter the Italian market, we offer our ability to speak Italian fluently, combined with deep familiarity with the local regulatory, legal and transactional framework, as well as the ability to reach out to our extensive network of  trusted lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, tax advisors, other specialists and intermediaries to provide tailored, thorough and cost-efficient advice.

To Italian companies needing assistance in connection with their planned or existing foreign investments, we offer the ability not just to communicate in English fluently with the counterparty, but also the deep familiarity we have gained over decades of transactions handled in the regions of most interest to Italian companies, such as China and Soth-East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Our Track Record

M&A/Private Equity/ Project Finance
Guangzhou Haozhi Industrial Co. Ltd (China)
Acquisition of Novavision
Group (Italy)
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COUNTERPARTY
Tellimer International Limited (now Exotix Advisory) (UAE)
MBO from Tellimer Group Limited (UK)
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COUNTERPARTY
Arrow Global (UK)
Acquisition of Zenith Service
SpA (Italy)

 
OUR CLIENT
COUNTERPARTY
Varova Investments:
Acquisition of Wila Group and Hoffmeister

 
OUR CLIENT
COUNTERPARTY
Damac Properties (UAE)
Various cross-border M&A and project finance matters
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD): Several M&A and project finance transactions across CEE, Northern Africa and Central Asia
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Asian Development Bank (ADB): Financing of Yerevan airport (Armenia)
 
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Real Asset Partners:
 In-house role advising on fund placement activities and on real estate M&A brokerage activities
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Quercus Partners:
Various cross-border M&A and project finance matters

 
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General Counsel
Advising on matters of US law and general corporate/commercial matters
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Capital Markets
US law advisor on OTCQB listing

 
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US and English law advisor on Rule 144A international tranche of IPO
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US and English law advisor on international private placements
 
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US law counsel on private placements
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US securities laws advice
 
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Other Transactions
Morningstar Corporation:
Supply agreement as lead contractor for Peru photovoltaic project managed by Tozzi Green
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COUNTERPARTY
Airbus Express:
Establishment of UK operations


 
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Gigi Gelati:
Distribution agreements
for UAE markets

 
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contact

contact@calliope.ae

+971 (0)50 9471968

 +44 (0)7908 717449

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