Small- and mid-cap specialists OTC Agregator and Ardens have merged operations into Apicap, a SME-focused group that will target companies in the €1-50m space.
All five lawyers have joined from Clifford Chance and will focus on mandates for private equity firms
Deal is part of a buy-and-build strategy pursued by the GP to strengthen Italcanditi's market position
Tavola already owns Frische und Service's Swiss market peer Ceposa, which it acquired in 2018
Company has raised $9m in total at the series-A stage, from new and existing investors