Unquote" ITALIAN PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM

Palazzo Parigi, MILAN

Agenda

    • 09:00

      Registration

    • 09:30

      Chair’s welcome remarks

       Dimitri Christopher
      Dimitri Christopher
      Partner, PwC
    • 09:40

      Keynote address: Italy - What are the threats and key market drivers of the Italian economy?

      • Overview of the main pillars of the economic policy implemented so far
      • What are the most current and prevalent trends in the Italian economy and the key issues that still pose as a threat to Italy’s growth?
      • Compare how valuations are developing in Italy compared to the rest of Europe?
      • How competitive are deals in Italy and how do funds win the deals?
      • Examining future milestones
      Fabrizio Pagani
      Fabrizio Pagani
      Head of the Office of Italy’s Minister of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Government of Italy
    • 10:00

      Panel: Private Equity Leaders Debate - Where are the opportunities and expert trend forecasting?

      • Italy private equity in comparison to the rest of Europe?
      • What size of investments can we expect to see the coming months?
      • What are the most successful fundraising strategies?
      Ivano Sessa
      Ivano Sessa
      Managing Director, Bain Capital
      Stefano Ferraresi
      Stefano Ferraresi
      Senior Partner, BC Partners
      Francesco Gatti
      Francesco Gatti
      Partner, Gatti Pavesi Bianchi
      Stefano Bontempelli
      Stefano Bontempelli
      Senior Partner, NB Renaissance
      Lorenzo Stanca
      Lorenzo Stanca
      Managing Partner, Mandarin Capital Partners
      Emanuela Pettenò
      Emanuela Pettenò
      Partner, PwC
    • 10:35

      On-Stage Q&A: Imprima Deal Case Study

      • On stage interview with a partner at Wise to discuss how their portfolio company successfully executed a strategy for international growth.
      Valentina Franceschini
      Valentina Franceschini
      Partner, Wise sgr
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Editor, Acuris
    • 10:55

      Panel: The Italian Financing and Private Debt Market

      • How does the market look today in the mid-market and what is the approach to towards private equity financing?
      • What are the alternative financing options available and what is the panellist’s views on new private placement deals? 
      • In regards to capital structures for mid-market – how are debt funds being used as an alternative to minority PE?
      • How can the Italian market be attractive for foreign investors in terms of expected returns? 
      Stefano Visalli
      Stefano Visalli
      Managing Director, Oxy Capital
      Luca Bucelli
      Luca Bucelli
      Head of Italy, Tikehau Investment Management
      Mauro Moretti
      Mauro Moretti
      Founder and Managing Partner, Three Hills Capital Partners
      Philippe Minard
      Philippe Minard
      Founding Partner, Emisys Capital
      Gabriele  Casati
      Gabriele Casati
      Founding Partner, Antares AZ I
    • 11:30

      Networking break

    • 12:00

      Panel: Leading LPs Debate On The Private Equity Market

      • Has the political uncertainty (e.g. political changes in Italy or potential new border taxes in the US) affected allocation and the decision to invest in Italian funds?
      • What has been the reaction to private equity market this year from an LP perspective?
      • How should fund managers position themselves?
      • What is the importance of being a local player?
      • How to select the right fund - what processes do you use?
      • Fundraising future and what challenges will you be facing?
      Nevena Batchvarova Marsili
      Nevena Batchvarova Marsili
      Investment Director, Quadrivio Capital SGR
      Luigi Tommasini
      Luigi Tommasini
      Head of funds of funds, Fondo Italiano d'Investimento
      Joana Rocha Scaff
      Joana Rocha Scaff
      Managing Director, Head of Europe Private Equity, Neuberger Berman
      Carlo Pavesi
      Carlo Pavesi
      Partner, Gatti Pavesi Bianchi
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Editor, Acuris
    • 12:35

      Fireside Chat: Mandarin Capital Partners’s Investment Strategies

      • Could China boost Italy’s Private Equity activity and what impact will the new government policy have on investments?
      • What is Mandarin Capital Partner’s investment strategy for next 5 years?
      • Case Study: Amri – co-investment deal and exit
      • Case Study: La Fabbrica – expansion strategy for this investment
      Lorenzo Stanca
      Lorenzo Stanca
      Managing Partner, Mandarin Capital Partners
      Amedeo Goria
      Amedeo Goria
      Reporter, unquote”
    • 12:55

      Panel: Venture capital and Growth Capital success stories

      • The panel will debate the attractive targets in Italy for foreign and corporate investors? 
      • The experts will share their real life experiences on how a VC and PE have worked harmoniously together on deals.
      Andrea Di Camillo
      Andrea Di Camillo
      Founding Partner, P101
      Paolo Siviero
      Paolo Siviero
      Head of investments Principia III- Health Fund, Principia SGR
      Fausto Boni
      Fausto Boni
      Co-founder and General Partner, 360° Capital Partners
      Elizabeth Robinson
      Elizabeth Robinson
      Investment Director, Quadrivio Capital SGR
      Marco Zizzo
      Marco Zizzo
      Head of Investment Funds & International Development, Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP)
      Amedeo Goria
      Amedeo Goria
      Reporter, unquote”
    • 13:30

      Panel: Opportunities in the Italian IPO/Exit market

      • How does the Italian IPO market compare to the rest of Europe? 
      • What are the important factors to consider for an exit and what steps should be taken to ensure the best outcome?
      • What are the preferred route for exits in the current market for GPs?
      Eugenio Morpurgo
      Eugenio Morpurgo
      CEO & Founder, Fineurop Soditic
      Luigi Sbrozzi
      Luigi Sbrozzi
      Managing Director, Centerbridge Partners
      Luca Giacometti
      Luca Giacometti
      CEO, Glenalta Food
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Editor, Acuris
    • 14:00

      Chair’s closing remarks followed by lunch

       Dimitri Christopher
      Dimitri Christopher
      Partner, PwC

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