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Alantra appoints Tommaso Ferrari as head of its Italian Investment Banking business


Date 14 abril 2021

Type Investment Banking

  • Alantra has appointed Tommaso Ferrari as Managing Partner and Head of Alantra Investment Banking in Italy. He brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, strategy consulting and private equity in the Italian market.
  • Mr. Ferrari’s appointment further strengthens Alantra’s strong presence in Italy, where it has more than 30 professionals dedicated to M&A, Debt, Equity Capital Markets, and Credit Portfolio Advisory.
  • The appointment reflects Alantra’s goal of continuing to expand its strong Italian operations by attracting highly talented professionals and also by pursuing strategic partnerships.

Milan Alantra, the global investment banking and asset management specialist, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Tommaso Ferrari as Managing Partner to lead its Investment Banking division in Italy.

Mr. Ferrari brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in investment banking, strategy consulting and private equity in the Italian market. This includes market-leading transactions on behalf of Autogrill, Borsa Italiana, Dea Capital, Diasorin, Ducati, Italgas, Fincantieri, Finmeccanica, IlSole24Ore, Illimity Bank, MZB Group, NB Aurora, and OVS, as well as a range of SME companies in support of their expansion in Italy and internationally. Mr. Ferrari joins Alantra from UBI Banca, where he led the M&A, Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and Debt Capital Markets (DCM) teams as Co-Head of Corporate Finance.  Prior to UBI, he worked at Banca IMI in London and Milan as part of the ECM team playing a pivotal role in developing the SPACs in the Italian market, raising more than €2.5bn. Mr. Ferrari was also part of UBS’s Retail & Consumer team in London and a director of the Italian Coverage Team in Milan. He started his career in 2001 at Mediobanca in the M&A team.

Mr. Ferrari will be joined by Francesco Moccagatta (Chairman and Managing Partner), Stefano Bellavita (Managing Partner), and Marcello Rizzo (Managing Partner). Renato Limuti will continue to lead the local Credit Portfolio Advisory business.

The appointment further strengthens Alantra’s specialist service offering in Italy, where it has more than 30 professionals devoted to M&A, Debt, Equity Capital Markets, and Credit Portfolio Advisory.

In the last three years, Alantra has advised on over 35 transactions for a total volume of more than €3.1bn in Italy, including the sales of CMC International to KKR, Vivaticket to Investcorp, Gilde Buy Out Partner’s Riri Group to Chequers Capital, KKR’s Sistemia to MCS-DSO Group, L&S to Clessidra, iGuzzini Illuminazione to AB Fagerhult, and Taplast to TriMas Corporation. Alantra also advised the IPOs of Sanlorenzo Yacht and Almawave on the Italian AIM market, among others.

Commenting on the appointment, Miguel Hernandez, CEO of Alantra’s Investment Banking division, said: «We are delighted to announce the addition of Mr. Ferrari to our business in Italy, a market that has been and will continue to be key in the development of our Firm. He brings an excellent track record working as a financial advisor to corporates, families and investors in Italy and across Europe.»

Mr. Ferrari commented: «I am extremely excited by the opportunity to be part of an organization whose entrepreneurial spirit, successful model of sector specialization and deep presence across 20 geographies are well recognized within the industry. I am looking forward to working alongside my Italian partners, Francesco Moccagatta, Stefano Bellavita e Marcello Rizzo; as well as the rest of my new partners in Europe, Latin America, the United States and Asia, to continue to develop Alantra’s successful Italian franchise.»