Meet the speakers
Dimitri joined PwC in 1990 and is currently a partner of the Italian firm. He has been part of the Transaction Services Group since its inception and is the Italian Private Equity and Sovereign Wealth Fund leader. Dimitri dedicates most of his time to private equity has led numerous buy side and sell-side engagements for Pan-European, American and Italian private equity houses. Prior to assuming his present responsibilities in Italy, Dimitri spent 3 years in PwC Wellington (NZ) and 2 years in PwC Prague. Dimitri graduated from the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ and is a New Zealand Chartered Accountant.
Graduated in Economics with honours at Bocconi University, Milan. She is Public accountant.
She is General Manager of AIFI – Italian Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt Association.
Full Professor of Corporate Finance at Cattaneo University – LIUC.
She is Director of the Master in Merchant Banking. She is President of Private Equity Monitor - PEM® and Venture Capital Monitor - VEMTM.
She is Independent Director of Banca Generali SpA, SOL SpA and Fondo Italiano d’Investimento Sgr SpA.
President of HIT (Hub Innovazione Trentino) S.c.a.r.l
C.E.O. and co-founder of Quadrivio Group. Over 18 years of experience in private equity and alternative investments, managing over 1.6 billion Euro.
Quadrivio Group is a private equity firm with offices in Luxembourg, Milan and London, focused on the mid market.
Prior to Quadrivio Group he was Manager at The Boston Consulting Group and Brand Manager of Procter & Gamble.
He graduated magna cum laude in Business Administration at the University of Torino, Italy.
Francesco Aldorisio, Partner – Private Equity, is responsible for direct investments in Europe. He is also responsible for due diligence and execution of fund investments in Italy and sourcing of secondary fund investments in Europe. Francesco is a member of the advisory board of several private equity funds and sits on the board of various companies across Europe. He joined Unigestion in 2017 with the integration of Akina into Unigestion’s private equity unit.
Francesco holds a Master’s Degree cum laude in Economics, Statistics and Social Sciences with a major in industrial economy and corporate finance from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
Pauline joined the Private Equity Fund-of-Fund activity of LGT Capital Partners in 2011. She focuses on secondaries transactions across Europe as well as fund investments. She was previously working in M&A in London.
Giovanni is the Head of Transaction Services of PwC in Italy, whose main industry expertise includes industrial products and retail and consumer.
From 1995 to 1996 he worked as equity analyst in London and joined PwC Milan in fall 1996. Before moving to Paris in 2003, he has been working as investment manager for a Private Equity fund. After two years in the TS department of PwC France, he moved back to Milan.
Giovanni has significant experience of assisting both Corporate and Private Equity clients. He has gained significant experience working on cross border disposal of large corporates and on cross border projects involving Italy and France.
Giovanni is graduated in Business Administration from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano and is chartered auditor in Italy.
- Founding Partner of Space Holding
- Co-CEO of Space4
- Board member of Aquafil, Artainment WS, Overjoy, Redinvest Leaf
- Board member of Umberto Veronesi Foundation
Mr. Pagliani graduated in business administration from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan in 1985. He began his professional career in Hambros Bank, PLC, in London. In 1988 joined Paribas Capital Markets in London and then moved to Banque Paribas in Milan, as Deputy Director General. In 1995, he became a member of the Executive Committee of Banque Paribas in Italy, responsible for Investment Banking in the country. In 1998, he moved to Morgan Stanley as Executive Director of the Investment Banking Department. In 2000 was promoted to Managing Director, responsible for the coverage of Italian family-owned business groups within Investment Banking. In 2013 left Morgan Stanley and founded Space Holding with other four partners, with the goal of promoting Spacs on the Italian market. In 2013 the first Space was launched raising €130 mln. In January 2015 the business combination of Space with FILA was announced. Following it, Space2 was launched, raising €300 mln, which was then merged with AVIO and Aquafil. In 2017 Space4 was launched, raising €500 mln and in March 2018 the business combination with Guala Closures was announced.
Co-Founder & Former Managing Partner at 360 Capital Partners
15 years of Venture Capital experience, invested in a significant number of companies in Italy and all over Europe not only in the medical device sector, and generated several exits as IPO and M&A transactions
Strong Knowledge of the Venture Capital community in Italy/Europe
Msc in Engineering @ LaSapienza and MBA Luiss University
Giuseppe has been working in the Venture Capital and Private Equity industry for more than 18 years. Prior to joining P101 in 2014, he has gained experience both in Italy and Europe, working with companies such as 3i Group plc and HSBC Bank. At P101 he serves as a Partner. Giuseppe holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pisa and attended the Advanced Executive Program at the Kellogg Business School in Chicago (USA). He began his career in the Telecom Italia’s Strategy Division. In 2001 he joined 3i Group plc as an Investment Manager. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Vice President at HSBC Bank in London, where among the other tasks he managed principal investments and leveraged finance activities in the European and Middle Eastern markets. At the end of 2009 Giuseppe moved to Italy and joined Futurimpresa SGR as a Managing Director. Over his career he has been involved in several investments and divestments both in traditional and innovative sectors. As a Non-¬Executive Director, he has also contributed to value growth in portfolio companies.
Cristina Bini is a Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR. She joined the firm in September 2014. Before that, Cristina gained more than 15 years of experience in the italian venture capital field, either as direct investor in high-growth startups and as VC fund of funds manager. Cristina has a MSc in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.
Patrizia Micucci is a Managing Director at Neuberger Berman. Prior to joining NB, Mrs. Micucci was Group Country Head for Italy at Société Générale, where she was also Chief Country Officer and Head of Coverage and Investment Banking. In 2009, she worked as Senior Partner of BI-INVEST, responsible for identifying investment opportunities with strategic focus on illiquid assets. Mrs. Micucci started her career at Lehman Brothers, where she spent 17 years (from 1990 to 2007), culminating as Head of Investment Banking Division Italy. She graduated magna cum laude in business administration from Luiss University (in Rome) and obtained an MBA from L. Stern School of Business of New York University.
Eugenio is a member of the Industrials sector team and the regional team for Italy. He has worked on a number of investments, including Amadeus, Avio, Eurovitaand Medpace.
Prior to joining Cinven, Eugenio spent over four years at J.P. Morgan in London and Milan working on a variety of mandates with the European TMT team and the Italian Advisory team.
Eugenio has an MSc in Business Administration from the Bocconi University in Milan and also studied at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
He joined Cinven in 2009.
Alessandro Corno specializes in the formation of investment funds and the establishment of management companies. It also assists institutional and private investors in the process of investing in these funds. It also provides legal assistance in the negotiation, structuring and execution of private equity, mezzanine financing and venture capital transactions by investment funds. His experience includes both domestic funds and funds made up of those European jurisdictions where the collective management industry is most developed. He’s a member of the advisory board of some listed and non-invested investment funds and is a member of the Tax & Legal Advisory Committee of AIFI (Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association). He regularly writes articles about investment funds on “Il Sole 24 Ore”.
Dr. Elizabeth Robinson is co-founder of NicOx S.A. and President of NicOx Research Institute Srl since January 2006. She is Vice Chairman at Indaco Venture Partners SGR. Dr Robinson serves on the Board of Directors of several lifescience companies including Glomeria, Cellply, Biogenera and serves as the CEO of Advances in Medicine.
Dr. Robinson has broad experience in the development and licensing of innovative pharmaceutical products.
Dr. Robinson is a founding Board member and shareholder of Relivia Srl, an Italian Company specialized in dermatology sold to Menarini Spa in 2015.
From 2006-2008 Dr. Robinson served as Chairman of the Board of LayLine Genomics.
She has served as Director, Product Development, at Recordati Italy (1990-1996); Consultant, Technology Development, at Techint Engineering Company (1988-1990); Vice President, New Technology Ventures Europe, at Genzyme (1985-1988); Visiting Scientist at MIT (1984-1987); Instructor at MIT (1983) and Post Doctorate Research Associate at MIT (1982-1984).
Dr. Robinson graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wellesley College in 1977, received her M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979 and her Ph.D. in biotechnology from MIT in 1982.
Dr. Robinson is a member of the Italian Angels for Growth and the First Generation group in Italy.
She is a member of the Fulbright Commission in Italy and member of the Bard of Directors of Biogenera, a company focused on the area of pediatric cancers, since 2009.
Dr Robinson is a member of the advisory board of Rare Partners, a non for profit company dedicated to advising companies on development strategies for drugs to treat orphan diseases.
Dr. Robinson is an advisor to the seed venture fund of Banca Intesa San Paolo and also served as an advisor to Meta group regarding investments in early stage life science companies.
Dr Robinson is a contributing author on the chapter of patent due diligence for investors sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Yann Chareton joined the Ardian Buyout team as Investment Manager in 2005. Previously, he has been since 2003 with Calyon Paris in the Investment Financing Department where he participated to various transactions in France and in Italy.
Filippo has more than 20 years of private equity experience. He began working in private equity as a vice president within the private equity division of Banca Commerciale Italiana. After four years Filippo moved to The Carlyle Group in Milan as a director where he was also involved in setting up the Italian private equity business.
He then spent nine years working at Investitori Associati where he was promoted to senior partner in 2008; during this period, he helped set up the Italian business, was involved in fundraising and led a number of transactions.
Before joining Progressio in July 2011 as Managing Partner, Filippo was senior partner at Investindustrial and collaborated with UK and Italian private equity funds both as deal originator and potential investor.
During his career he completed more than 30 transactions in sectors of Italian excellence.
Filippo has a Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University and is a Chartered Accountant.
Luigi Tommasini is a Senior Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since November 2010. He is responsible for the funds of funds activities of Fondo Italiano covering private equity, private debt and venture capital investments managing over €1,0 billion of capital.
Luigi has a consolidated experience and track record in the alternative investments. Before joining Fondo Italiano in November 2010, as one of its first members, he was a member of the funds-of-funds team of AXA Private Equity (private equity-focused global investor) at their London office where he was in charge of identifying, concluding and managing investments of over EUR 1 billion in both primary (new funds) and secondary investments.
Luigi has served / is serving on several advisory boards of Italian and European funds; he has also been a member of the investment committee of the AXA Private Equity small buyout/expansion fund.
Before joining AXA Private Equity he worked for Apax Partner (at their London and Milan offices) focusing on company acquisitions in Europe and in the retail sector. Luigi began his career as a management consultant for McKinsey&Company at their offices in Milan, São Paulo (Brazil) and San Francisco (USA) and was a summer associate at Goldman Sachs in London, working in the M&A division.
Luigi graduated with honours from Bocconi University in Milan and obtained an MBA (Palmer Scholar) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Matteo Cirla serves as Managing Partner and CEO at IGI Private Equity since 2010. Before, he has been founding Partner at Synergo SGR from 2004.
Before starting his career in private equity he spent 10 year in the Investment Banking with ABN AMRO and Abaxbank.
Mr. Cirla has been Chairman or Director in several portfolio companies. Today serves as Chairman or Director at CIPA, IGI Sgr, Blumen, Rollon, Fimotec and Bracchi.
He holds a MS with honors in Economics from Pavia University and a MBA from SDA Bocconi.
Eugenio Morpurgo is Chief Executive Officer and founding partner of Fineurop Soditic S.p.A. He is also a board member of Fineurop S.p.A., Emisys Capital S.G.R.p.A., Fineurop Investment opportunities Spa, Soditic Ltd London and Chairman of Fineurop Partecipazioni S.p.A.
Eugenio was born in Milan on February 6th 1961.
In March 1984, he graduated cum laude at the Bocconi University in Milan (Degree in Economia Aziendale).
He started his career in 1985 at the financial group Matuschka in Munich in 1985 before moving to Deutsche Bank in 1987 where he worked in the corporate finance and capital markets areas in London, Frankfurt and Milan.
From 1993 to 1998 he was Head of M&A and Privatisations at SOPAF, a private financial group listed on Milan Stock Exchange.
In April 1998, Eugenio along with Fineurop and Soditic, founded in Milan Fineurop Soditic Spa, independent corporate finance boutique, active in M&A and debt advisory for family owned companies, private equity funds and multinationals.
From 2006 to 2014, Eugenio has been Professor at LIUC, University Carlo Cattaneo of Castellanza, for the Master in Merchant Banking.
Since 2015, he is Teaching Fellow at the University Bocconi, as a Professor in Investment banking (CLEFIN).
He is also member of the working group “Why not Italy?” and of the Jury of the yearly “M&A award”.
In addition to managing Mergermarket’s global team of journalists, Giovanni’s responsibilities include seeking new growth areas, moderating and speaking at M&A events and hiring new talent. He also comments regularly about the markets on TV and gives academic lectures. Giovanni joined Mergermarket in 2001 and has held a number of positions within the company, including Frankfurt Bureau Chief, Italian Correspondent, telecommunications, leisure and media reporter and research analyst. He is based in London.
Kenny Wastell joined Unquote in February 2014 to report on the Southern Europe region, and now has a specific focus on the UK market. Kenny is Unquote's Features Editor, overseeing the in-depth analysis articles published on the platform.
Having grown up in Italy, Kenny eventually returned to the UK and later obtained a degree in journalism from University of the Arts London. Prior to joining Unquote, he had work published by UK newspapers including The Guardian, The Observer and South London Press.