Registration & Coffee
Chair's welcome remarks
Keynote AddressMaurizio Bernardo
Chairman , Ministry of Economy finance committee and first signatory of the law on Milan
Panel Discussion: Cross-border M&A deals and trends
- What makes Italian companies attractive to foreign bidders?
- Where is the investment coming from and where will it be coming from in the future?
- Will the new political situation in the US effect investment?
- Is the trend of mega deals set to continue?
- What types of obstacles and risks to entry exist in Italy?
- Capital control restrictions and protectionism
- Evaluating why some M&A deals don’t go through to completion?
Country Manager , Kroll
Marianna Vintiadis is Kroll’s Head of Southern Europe. A Cambridge-trained economist with experience in policy making and analysis, she works on business intelligence and complex investigations. Marianna has successfully developed Kroll’s client base which today includes Italy’s largest corporations and financial institutions as well as its leading law firms. She has also opened Kroll’s services to the Italian SME market, which forms the backbone of the Italian economy. Marianna is currently working on the development of the cyber market in Southern Europe.
Networking Coffee Break
Panel Discussion – IPO Market analysis
- Will we see an increase of IPO’s in the future? Will it become a trend in Italy
- Opportunities in the Italian IPO market – an in depth look at fashion, retail and luxury sector
- Examining a successful IPO and the strategies used
- How to be ringfence liabilities that arise and prepare for regulatory scrutiny
Financial Lines Specialty Director , AON
Works in Insurance industry for over 15 years. Gained experience on the Lloyd’s of London market where spent seven years prior returning to Aon Italian head-quarters in Milan, where he set up the Financial Lines specialty practice for Aon. Specialising both in financial lines programs including Directors and Officers liability, Employment Practice Liability, Professional Indemnity, Crime and now Cyber Risks as well as on insurance solutions for Mergers and Acquisitions operations, like Warranties and Indemnities and Litigation Buy Out policies. During his career he built up strong relationship with both clients and leading insurance carriers. A frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, Vincenzo holds a MSc in Economics.Eugenio Morpurgo
Chief Executive Officer and founding partner , Fineurop Soditic
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.
Since July 2017, he is member of the Board of the newly created SPACnamed SprintItaly.
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”.Massimiliano Bellingheri
CEO , Banca Farmafactoring
Presentation: Attractive M&A Targets - what do buyers look for?
Networking coffee break
Sector Focus: Fintech Investments
Andrea Di Camillo
- What are the key drivers and risks for Fintech in Italy?
- What are the new investment opportunities on the horizon?
- How will regulatory developments affect deals and investment in this space?
- How profitable can these investments at exit?
- VC backed Fintech investment- Can the VC market kick start the industry?
Founding Partner , P101 VenturesAlberto Dalmasso
CEO , SatispayIgnazio Rocco di Torrepadula
Founder and CEO , Credimi
Ignazio Rocco has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, and he is currently founder and CEO of Credimi, an invoice financing digital platform for Italian companies. He is also Senior Advisor of Tikehau Investment Management, a pan-European group of asset management that is leader in the fund management of Corporate Credit. Beforehand he has managed the practice of Financial Institutions division at The Boston Consulting Group in Central Europe. Formerly, he has dealt with Corporate Banking and Venture Capital in Akros Group, IMI Group and in 21 Investimenti. With a particular focus on innovation and alternative finance, he is graduated in Economics at the University of Federico II in Naples.
- CDP’s mission as equity investor
- Equity portfolio highlights
- Focus on CDP’s new Strategic Plan
- Venture Capital and private equity initiatives: major figures and flagship programs
Head of Private Equity , CDP
Chief Strategic Equity Officer of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, with full responsibility of the portfolio of CDP Group from 2013. He is Chairman of F2i and of CDP Equity and CEO of CDP Reti. He is member of the Board of Directors of Saipem and member of the Supervisory Board of European Energy Efficiency Fund. He has been member of the Boards of Sace, FSI, Fintecna and CDP Immobiliare. In 2005, he joined Credit Suisse as Head of M&A for Italy, where he remained until 2013 and advised a number of the Bank’s key clients in some of the largest extraordinary financial transactions in the country. In 1991 he joined Morgan Stanley in London where he remained until 2005, initially dealing with M&A and Restructuring, and then in 1999 became COO of Europe M&A, a position he held until 2001, when he began working in the Italian Investment Banking department.
Panel Discussion: Private equity
- Valuations - What types of multiples will be seen in private equity because of Brexit?
- How can local GP’s compete?
- Sector focus: How to develop and survive in the chemical sectors?
- LP’s as co-investor and direct investors- What will be the implications be and how will we see PE market evolving in the future?
- The changing PE market: Changing needs and lack of regulation, how is the private equity industry adapting to the upcoming challenges?
- To what extent does exposing a family office to private equity increase competitiveness?
Chairman & Founder , Private Equity Partners SGR Spa
Fabio Lorenzo Sattin is Executive Chairman and Founding Partner of Private Equity Partners Spa and has more than 25 years of operational experience in the Private Equity industry both in Italy and abroad. He is Senior Contract Professor in Private Equity and Venture Capital at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, and was Vice President and Managing Director at Chase Investment Bank (now JP Morgan), operating in New York, London and Milan. He is member of the General Council of Private Equity of the Italian Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt Association (A.I.F.I.), of the Innovation Board of the Ca’ Foscari University Foundation in Venice, of the Scientific Committee of the Ca’ Foscari International College and of the Observatory on Public Private Partnerships of Bocconi University. He has been Chairman of EVCA (European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, now Invest Europe) and has covered several board member and chairmanship positions in national and international companies and institutions also on behalf of the World Bank and the EBRD. Graduated with honours in Business Economy at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, he has written a considerable number of publications regarding Private Equity, Finance and Business Economy.Edoardo Lanzavecchia
Managing Partner , Alpha Associati
Edoardo Lanzavecchia is a Senior Patner at Alpha, a pan European mid-cap private equity firm.
Prior to Alpha, he was Founding Partner of Magenta, an Italian mid-cap private equity firm.
Between 1998 and 2005 he founded and was head of The Carlyle Group Italy. He was member of the Investment Committee of Carlyle Europe Partners I and II.
Prior to Carlyle, he was a Partner at SO.PA.F., where he managed the firm’s direct private equity investments as well as its private equity partnership.
In 1991, he was a strategic consultant with the Mac Group, and in the earlier part of his career worked at ABB in the Energy Division and as a researcher in the Plasma Physics Laboratory at the Centro Nazionale Ricerche.