Davide Proverbio


Milan, Italy

Davide specialises in corporate finance, M&A, private equity and real estate. He advises private equity houses and banks in the private equity and financial institutions sectors.

Recent transactions include advising:

  • HIG Capital in its majority investment in DGS, an Italian ICT Group;
  • Xenon Private Equity in its investment in Koverlux, an Italian leader in surface finishing for the fashion and accessories business;
  • Antares AZ I in financing GMI via the subscription of a bond;
  • HIG Capital in its investment in Metalprint, an Italian leader in copper forging;
  • PHSE, one of the Italian leaders in pharma logistics, in its acquisition of Tek Freight, a UK company active in the same field;
  • Spazio Sanità, a real estate fund managed by InvestiRE, in acquiring two nursing homes from KOS, one of the Italian leaders in nursing services;
  • a Chinese consortium in acquiring Lisapharma, an Italian pharmaceutical company.


  • Chambers Europe and Chambers Global rank  Davide among, respectively, 50 top Italian lawyers working in private equity and 100 top Italian lawyers in corporate/M&A
  • Legal 500 recommend him for corporate and M&A work.


  • Davide is author of several articles on corporate law, M&A and securities
  • Author of three Wolter Kluwer's handbooks on M&A topics.


  • Tax and Legal Committee, AIFI (Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
  • Milan Bar Association.