Unquote" ITALIAN PRIVATE EQUITY FORUM

6 JULY 2017, 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

      • 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?
      • Will the most valuable opportunities be turnaround and distressed investments this year?
      • Hot sectors – Where are the opportunities and expert trend forecasting?
      Ivano Sessa
      Ivano Sessa
      Managing Director , Bain Capital
    • 10:35

      On-Stage Q&A: Deal focus – Italian companies achieving international expansion

      • On stage interview with an Italian company that has successfully executed a strategy for international growth.
      Michele Semenzato
      Michele Semenzato
      Founding Partner , Wise sgr
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Editor , Mergermarket Group
    • 10:55

      Panel: The Italian Financing and Private Debt Market

      • Overview of the current market and expectation
      • How does the Italian banking system look now and what is the approach to towards private equity financing?
      • What is the perspective of financial versus trade buyers for distressed deals?
      • What are the alternative financing options available?
      • Is direct lending an effective tool for funds to use to invest into distressed assets?
      • Where are the opportunities for these new lenders on the market with the high level of competition currently?
      • What are the current trends in capital structures for mid-market deals?
      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
      Gaudenzio Bonaldo Gregori
      Gaudenzio Bonaldo Gregori
      Partner , Pillarstone (KKR)
      Amedeo Goria
      Amedeo Goria
      Reporter , unquote”
    • 11:30

      Networking break

    • 12:00

      Panel: Leading LPs and Family Offices debate

      • 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 fund of funds , Fondo Italiano d'Investimento
    • 12:35

      On-Stage Q&A: Cross border investments and expansion strategies

      • The panel would discuss the current trend of Chinese investments into Italy
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Giovanni Amodeo
      Editor , Mergermarket Group
    • 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
      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 & Co-Founder , Fineurop Soditic
       Giulia Lasagni
      Giulia Lasagni
      Reporter , Dealreporter
    • 14:00

      Chair’s closing remarks followed by lunch

       Dimitri Christopher
      Dimitri Christopher
      Partner , PwC