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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.
Alessandra leads the European operation of Dealreporter. She has been in financial journalism for over 10 years having covered large scale of M&A deals across different sectors and regions.
Prior to this post, Alessandra was deputy editor for Dealreporter Europe and Head of Italian coverage where she coordinated all coverage on the market.
Alessandra's team provides intelligence for the equity and fixed income markets that is tailored to hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, security lending, ECM syndicate desks and institutional fund managers.
Massimiliano Caraffa is a Private Equity professional with 17 years’ work experience in Private Equity and Management Consulting matured in top-tier global companies.
Mr Caraffa is a Director of Carlyle European Buyout team based in Milan, and is responsible for deal origination, execution, portfolio management and realizations in the Consumer & Retail sector across Europe.
Mr Caraffa is actively involved in Carlyle’s current investments in Design Holding (Furniture/Design); Golden Goose (Fashion/ retail); Hunkemoller (Fashion/Retail); Twinset Milano (Fashion/Retail); Comdata (Business Services), Irca (Industrial food) and Marelli Motori (Industrial), in each of those he is also a member of the Board of Directors. Moreover, Mr. Caraffa e has been involved in Moncler (Fashion/Retail) and Sematic (Industrial) where he served on the Board of Directors respectively from 2008 to 2011 and from 2015 to 2016 and participated in the portfolio management and exit of Avio spa (Aerospace and Defense).
Prior to joining Carlyle in 2004, Mr. Caraffa was a Business Analyst and Associate with McKinsey & Company in Milan for three years where he focused on telecom and financial services.
Mr. Caraffa received a MSc in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering magna cum laude from the University of Genoa and received an M.B.A. from INSEAD. He speaks Italian, English and Spanish.
Fabio Lorenzo Sattin is Executive Chairman and Founding Partner of Private Equity Partners Spa and has more than twenty 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, Milan. He was Chairman of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA). He is member 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 covered several board member and chairmanship positions in national and international companies and institutions.
Marco Pedercini joined Intesa Sanpaolo in 2007.
Currently Head of Financial Sponsors Group & Alternative Funds.
Previously: 20 years M&A and Leverage Finance experience with Wasserstein Perella, Lehman Brothers and ING in New York, London and Milan and 3 years Private Equity experience with Sopaf.
Cum laude degree in Macroeconomics at Bocconi, MBA INSEAD.
In addition to leading several of the most significant Sponsors-backed transactions in Italy in the last decade, Michele was previously involved in large domestic and cross-border transactions with several large corporate clients, including Finmeccanica, Olivetti, Telecom Italia, Bertelsmann, KPN and Swisscom.