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Ceo, partner e head of M&A di Grant Thornton financial advisory services

"If you have a strong why, you always find the how!" (Anthony Robbins)

He is CEO, partner, and head of M&A at Grant Thornton financial advisory services, an advisory firm belonging to the Grant Thornton network. He worked for 12 years at several leading private equity funds operating in Italy, including Finlombarda gestioni, Impresa & finanza (as executive director), and Arca impresa gestioni.

His areas of specialization include: assisting Italian and foreign investors in the acquisition of companies operating in the Italian territory; helping Italian companies interested in expanding their business across borders through acquisitions; assisting in exit strategies with the simultaneous search for industrial partners or investors; and assisting in generational transitions in family-owned businesses.

A graduate in business administration from the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan, he obtained a specialization in corporate finance, completing his education with a thesis on private equity. Currently, he is an expert as the chair of corporate finance at the University of Brescia, where he founded the Permanent Observatory of the Italian mezzanine financing market.

He is also a promoter of the Mini-Bond Observatory established at the Department of Economics and Business Management at the Catholic University of Milan, where he serves as a scientific committee member and is the author of multiple publications on investment and finance.

An avid night reader, he devours about 30 books and about 60 comic books each year, of which he is a serial collector. His favorite sport is running after his two sons, with whom he shares every passion they have.

Distinguishing skills:

  • Complex negotiations
  • Deal structuring
  • Fundraising

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