NEW YORK (June 10, 2013) - Argol Villanova Group, Italian leader in global integrated logistic services, completed its first strategic investment in the United States.
Argol Villanova Group, through its U.S. subsidiary, Argol America, Inc., acquired an equity interest in Eagle Support Services Corporation, a security and logistic services provider based in Alabama, with operations in the U.S. and abroad in the various theaters of operation of the U.S. armed forces.
This is the first acquisition of Argol Villanova Group in the U.S. defense sector, an important milestone for an Italian group given the U.S. regulatory framework and complexities of executing on an international expansion plan.
The transaction is part of the broader expansion plan of Argol Villanova Group in NAFTA markets, which started with the launch of its America’s headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the forthcoming opening of its Mexican operations, both managed by Mario Pejrone, Group CEO for the Americas.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Argol Villanova Group on all aspects of the strategic expansion plan for the Americas including the equity investment in Eagle Support Services Corporation. The matter was led by New York shareholder Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli, head of the Italian Desk and was assisted, on corporate matters, by of counsel Rachel Cohen-Deano in the New York Corporate Practice. U.S. defense regulatory advice was provided by the firm’s Government Contracts and Affairs Team, coordinated by co-chair of the practice Jacob Pankowski, assisted by associates Renee Latour and Ryan Bradel, all of whom are in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.