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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