The sectoral fund for the growth
of Italian agri-food industry 


Promoting aggregation within the agri-food sector in a perspective of rationalizing and integrating the value chain.

Supporting the expantion into international markets through investments and acquisitions.

Contributing to the modernization of the sector through the adoption of new technologies aimed at reducing costs and environmental impact in a perspective of sustainable development paths and returns.



Focus on medium-sized companies operating in Italy within the agri-food value chain different segments.

Companies characterized by good financial structure besides current and prospective profitability.


Fundraising target


Companies in target portfolio

15-25 mln

Investment ticket 

Priority investment sectors

The Fund is focused on companies operating within the agri-food value chain sectors.

Precision farming

Precision farming products, services and machinery


Agricultural products and processes of first transformation


Production and marketing of food and baverages


Machinery and equipment for food and beverages


Food ingredients and supplements company


Companies operating in the distribution logistics sectors

Il Team

Pier Felice Murtas
Pier Felice Murtas
Senior Partner
Pier Felice Murtas
Senior Partner

Pier Felice Murtas has been Senior Partner of Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since July 2021. Previously, he was Managing Director at DeA Capital for 4 years and responsible for the management of the fund Idea Agro, the first Italian thematic fund in the agricultural and agro-industrial sectors. Over this period, he concluded 7 investments both in agricultural supply chains as well as in first transformation companies (i.e., Ingino, Gias). In the PE sector he has also worked for Carlyle in Milan and for ten years in Sofipa, of which he has recently become Managing Director. In the early years of his career he worked for PwC, Merrill Lynch and Bain both in Milan and London often supporting Italian and foreign PE Funds. Pier Felice has a degree with honors in Economics from the University of Trieste and an MBA from the London Business School.

Pierpaolo Quarato
Pierpaolo Quarato
Investment Manager
Pierpaolo Quarato
Investment Manager

Pierpaolo Quarato is an Investment Manager at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since November 2014. He began his career in 2004 as an auditor for Deloitte & Touche. From 2007 he joined the Transaction Services division of Deloitte Financial Advisory Service where, as Director of the private equity division he followed numerous acquisitions and divestitures on behalf of leading Italian and international private equity funds. Pierpaolo graduated in Business administration from the Università Bocconi in Milan and studied at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam as an exchange student.