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Alessandro has 20+ years of experience in Debt Capital Markets working for primary financial institutions and financial advisors in London and Milan.
Before joining PwC in 2016 as Head of the Debt Advisory division, Alessandro worked in Ethica Corporate Finance as Head of Debt Advisory, as Director in Rothschild Debt Advisory and as responsible for the Loan Syndication Italy desk in Royal Bank of Scotland (origination, structuring and negotiation of syndicated financing/club deal).
During his career, Alessandro has worked for several large and mid-market clients in domestic and cross-border transactions developing a deep knowledge of acquisition financing, refinancing, restructuring and structured finance.
Massimo Benedetti, PwC Italy, Deals Leader
Massimo Benedetti is Managing Director of PwC Italy Advisory line of service with a background in Deals.
PwC Italy Advisory provides end-to-end streamlined solutions from Strategic designing of the Business Planning to the Execution phase of the specific identified actions. The Advisory Deals Group supports investors, management and owners of industrial and financial groups in order to maximise the company value through deals and one off reorganization. The Advisory Transformation Group contributes to the creation of value focusing on the financial and operational aspects of the day-by-day management of activities.
Over the years, Massimo has worked in Deals with different roles, acting as Financial Advisor in the analysis of investment opportunities, in the negotiation phases and in defining SPAs clausis both in bonis and restructuring procedures.
He has been involved in numerous Italian and cross border transactions leveraging on a multiannual expertise gained in the United Stated and through the coordination of the China, Japan, Korea, Germany, US and LATAM Desks that he helped in developing.
Among his clients, to name but a few, there are some of the main Italian companies such as Conad, Pirelli, Versace, Prysmian, Telecom Italia, Luxottica, RCS Group, De Agostini, Barilla, Coesia, Crif, Mirato. He has supported several foreign investors in the Italian market such as Swisscom, Areva, Elior, Assa Abloy, Alcatel Alenia, TDF, Reed Elsevier, Wolters Kluwer, Bureau Veritas, ZTE, KEDA Clean Energy, Kerry Logistics, Haier, Suning, Tongrentang and CHP Management.
Among his recent projects is the recent disposal of the Public Sector PwC Business Unit to Gyrus Capital, the acquisition of Auchan Italy operations by Conad, the restructuring of the combined group in connection with the acquisition of Pirelli by ChemChina, the acquisition of Candy by Haier, the support to Swisscom in the acquisition of Fastweb, the disposal of Kamps GmbH and Lieken AG by Barilla, the disposal of EON’s Italian assets.
Elena provides legal assistance to industrial operators and private equity funds in M&A and other complex extraordinary transactions, with a focus on regulated sectors (energy&infrastructure). In particular, Elena is recognized by the international legal directories as M&A expert in these sectors, having worked on the most relevant extraordinary transactions in the gas, airport, telecom towers and transport sectors in Italy. Elena has, also, a remarkable experience in the energy field, having assisted funds and industrial operators in their investments in energy assets, both from renewables and traditional sources.
Elena Busson joined the Firm as Partner in 2023. She is a member of the Florence Bar since 2002 and graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Florence in 1999. She has a Ph.D. in General Criminal Law from the University of Florence and is a visiting researcher at All Souls College (Oxford).
She is also the author of several publications on corporate criminal law.
Giovanni is Managing Director of goetzpartners’ Italian office, based in Milan.
As a strategy advisor with more than 26 years of experience in management consulting, Giovanni addresses issues such as corporate strategy development, business due diligence, post-acquisition support, digital transformation, market entry strategy, commercial excellence, customer value management, pricing, product innovation.
In the M&A sector he partners with the most prominent private equity houses and financial investors helping them to make the right investment decisions and enhance value creation.
Prior to goetzpartners, he worked in EY as Head of Commercial Advisory Services and in L.E.K. Consulting as Partner and Managing Director of the Italian office.
Edoardo focuses on complex Italian and cross-border M&A transactions, advising clients on private equity and venture capital deals, leveraged buyouts, divestitures and joint ventures involving a broad range of sectors, including fintech, media, technology, fashion and construction sectors. He also works closely with boards and senior management on their most complex and strategically significant transactions.
Edoardo received his LL.M in business law from UC Berkeley School of Law in 2011 and his J.D. from Bocconi University (Italy) in 2007. Edoardo is the author of numerous articles on mergers and acquisitions and corporate law matters.
Edoardo Canetta joined the Firm in 2011; he became Managing Counsel in 2020 and Partner in 2021. Previously, he worked as associate for leading Italian and international law firms, in particular in 2017 he was an International Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, in New York.
He is a member of the Milan Bar and graduated from Bocconi University in Milan in 2007. He received his LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2011. He speaks Italian and English.
Riccardo regularly assists banks, corporates and financial sponsors in any kind of financing transactions (including leveraged and acquisition finance, real estate finance, corporate finance and refinancing transactions).
Riccardo Rossi joined the Firm in 2019; he became Managing Counsel in 2020 and Partner in 2022.
He graduate from the University of Genoa in 2007 and received his postgraduate Certificate in English Law from BPP Law School, London, in 2008.
Riccardo speaks Italian, English and French.
Beatrice Tamburi is a Partner of Private Wealth and Engagement at Three Hills Capital Partners. She also leads the group's the Business Development in Italy.
Prior to that, she worked for the Italian Asset Manager Kairos Partners as Senior Relationship Manager for 6 years, covering Private Wealth and Institutional Investors.
Earlier in her career, Beatrice worked in the Private Banking division of Banque Pictet SA and in the European Investment Banking divisions of Lehman Brothers and subsequently Nomura, in both the London and Rome offices.
Beatrice graduated cum laude in Business Administration from Bocconi University and speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish.
Marianna, a Cambridge trained economist, is a co-founder and CEO of the corporate intelligence firm, 36Brains.
After several years conducting research and working in tech transfer, Marianna joined the US corporate investigations firm Kroll, where she rose to become Head of Southern Europe.
She left in 2020 to found 36Brains. Grasping the transformative value that big data will have on the corporate intelligence sector, Marianna has set up a budding European champion in the industry, with offices in Milan and Berlin.
A recognized expert in her field, Marianna regularly teaches courses at various universities and holds seminars in Italy and abroad, mainly England and the United States.
Marianna is a member of the Advisory Board of Transparency International Italy, a member of the Executive Committee of the Adam Smith Society and, a director of the ACFE Italy Chapter.
Philip is chief strategy & marketing officer at Sterling Technology, a premium provider of virtual data room solutions for M&A, capital markets, and real estate. He has more than 30 years' experience working in strategy, M&A, corporate development, and corporate finance leadership roles in management consulting, investment banking, public companies, and private equity backed firms. Philip is a non-executive adviser to startups, investment management and private equity firms. He has served as an honorary visiting fellow in finance, and as a member of the advisory board of the M&A Research Centre, at Cass Business School. He is a co-author of over a dozen published M&A research studies and papers, as well as a co-inventor and patent holder for computerised, networked secure collaboration technology. Philip graduated from the University of London with Masters degrees in computer science and finance.
Matteo Zenari is Head of Financial Sponsor Group within the Intesa Sanpaolo IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division. In his leading role he is in charge globally of the coverage activity of the Investment Banking products and services, such as Structure Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Debt & Equity Capital Market and Fund Financing, with Italian and International Private Equity firms. He joined Intesa Sanpaolo Group in the Financial Sponsor Group in 2017, after having headed the Mergers & Acquisitions and Co-Headed the Corporate Finance desks at Société Générale CIB in Italy. Matteo graduated at Luigi Bocconi University with an economic and finance degree.