The fund for outstanding Italian companies operating in strategic sectors of the national economy

Fondo Italiano Consolidamento e Crescita
Mission

To promote vertical and horizontal aggregation projects in strategic sectors of excellence to foster the development of national champions and future players at a global level

Strategy

Focus on medium-sized enterprises with solid structural prospects that can act as aggregating platforms to implement a comprehensive horizontal and vertical “buy build” strategy.

Industrial approach with a medium to long-term investment horizon (patient capital).

Growth capital including, if necessary, the replacement of existing shareholders to improve governance, with operations involving controlling and non-controlling interests where it can play the role of project leader.

Highlights
490
mln

Fund dimension

N.
4

Portfolio companies

138,5
mln

Invested capital

Priority investment sectors

The Fund focuses mainly on operations in certain supply chains / sectors with the possibility of expanding to other areas of specialisation that are symbolic of Made in Italy.

Made in Italy

Made in Italy

Mechatronics & Industry Advanced Mechanics

Mechatronics & Industry Advanced Mechanics

Agribusiness

Agribusiness

ICT Technologies

ICT Technologies 

Transportation Systems & Technologies

Transportation Systems & Technologies

Healthcare & MedTech

Healthcare & MedTech

Il Team

Gianpaolo Di Dio
Gianpaolo Di Dio
CIO & Senior Partner
Gianpaolo Di Dio
CIO & Senior Partner

Gianpaolo Di Dio is Chief Investment Officer and Senior Partner of Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, that he joined in October 2010. Previously, he worked in turnaround as CEO of Arcotronics and Executive Chairman of Netscalibur Italia. Previously, he was co-founder and General Partner of TLcom Capital LLP, a UK-based VC fund, in JV with Morgan Stanley, where he made several investments in ICT sectors in Europe and Israel. Prior to TLcom, he was Senior Manager at Bain&Co, focusing on TMT sectors in Europe and Silicon Valley. He started his career as a Financial Analyst at Abbott. Gianpaolo graduated with honors in Economics from LUISS, where he also holds an MBA.

Gesualdo Di Bernardo
Gesualdo Di Bernardo
Senior Partner
Gesualdo Di Bernardo
Senior Partner

Gesualdo Di Bernardo is a Senior Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since January 2018. He started his career at The Boston Consulting Group in 1995 where he took part in strategic consultancy projects related to Retail, Pharmaceutical e Chemical sectors. In 1999 he joined The Carlyle Group as a Director, where he has been involved in several Private Equity transactions (majorities and minorities) in Italy and abroad, in well known companies such as Riello, Avio, Moncler, Giannoni France and Twin Set Simona Barbieri. In 2011 he took part in the firm's african fund start up in Johannesburg, South Africa. From 2012 to 2015 he served as CEO of the womenswear company Liviana Conti and in the meantime as Board member of Twin Set Simona Barbieri. In 2016 he joined Xenon Private Equity Partners, where he worked as a Partner, taking part in small cap operations with a dimension between 10 and 20 million of Euros, also undertaking management duties inside one of the portfolio companies. Gesualdo graduated with honours in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa in 1994 and in 1998 he obtained an MBA from INSEAD.

Filippo Monti
Filippo Monti
Partner
Filippo Monti
Partner

Filippo Monti is a Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, that he joined in July 2012. From 2007 to 2012 he served as a manager in the Merger & Acquisitions division of Tamburi Investment Partners SpA During that period of time he concluded, as financial advisor, several acquisitions and divestitures of Italian SMEs in various industrial sectors. From 2004 to the beginning of 2007, he worked as member of the Transaction Services team of KPMG Advisory SpA where he followed transactions on behalf of financial and industrial investors. Filippo graduated with a first class degree in Business Economics from the Catholic University in Milan.

Marzia Bartolomei Corsi
Marzia Bartolomei Corsi
Partner
Marzia Bartolomei Corsi
Partner

 

Marzia Bartolomei Corsi has been Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since July 2020. She started her carrier in 2001 at Arthur Andersen (then Deloitte) where she took part in consultancy projects for some of the main Italian banks. In 2003 she joined Kairos Partners SGR within the private equity team, where, as Associate, she has been involved in the acquisition of small-medium companies across different industrial sectors. In 2006 she took part to the spin-off of the private equity division from Kairos Partners into Consilium SGR. At Consilium, first as Investment Manager and then as Partner, she took part to various buy-out and development capital transactions targeting Italian companies with a turnover ranging from 20 to 100 million euros. Marzia graduated with honours in Economics at the University of Bologna in 2001.

Pamela Di Marzo
Pamela Di Marzo
Senior Investment Manager
Pamela Di Marzo
Senior Investment Manager

 

Pamela Di Marzo is a Senior Investment Manager at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, that she joined in April 2011. Before that, from 2008 she worked in the Merchant Banking and Private Equity division of Efibanca as an analyst of investments/divestments in the share capital of industrial companies, asset management companies and private equity funds. Pamela graduated with honours in Business Economics and in Administration, Finance and Control from the Roma Tre University in Rome.

Guido Figliola
Guido Figliola
Senior Investment Manager
Guido Figliola
Senior Investment Manager


Guido Figliola has been a Senior Investment Manager at Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR since May 2012. During his professional experience in FII, he has been involved in various transactions in different sectors, such as precision components for energy and biomedical industries, shipbuilding, automotive components, security and facility management. Previously he worked as analyst in the M&A and advisory division of one of of the main Italian bank supporting the team in some acquisitions and divestitures of Italian SMEs. He started his career working as an advisor in Deloitte and in the Business Strategy division of Telecom Italia. He is a Chartered Accountant since 2014. Guido graduated in Business Economics and Legislation at Bocconi University in Milan.
 

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.

Marco Tosato
Marco Tosato
Investment Manager
Marco Tosato
Investment Manager


Marco Tosato has been Investment Manager at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, since June 2021. Before joining the Fondo Italiano team, Marco worked for almost two years at Boston Consulting Group, in the Private Equity practice, supporting primary Italian and international investment funds mainly in Due Diligence and post-acquisition value creation activities.
Marco started his career in the Corporate Finance division of Finanziaria Internazionale where he supported small and medium-sized companies in M&A transactions and debt restructuring for over one year. He then joined the investment team of Gradiente SGR, a company that manages Private Equity funds, where for about four years he followed buy-outs and development capital transactions of Italian small cap companies in different sectors including food, fashion and industrial. Marco holds a degree cum laude in Economics and Finance from the University of Padua and an MBA from INSEAD.
 

Riccardo Castello
Riccardo Castello
Associate
Riccardo Castello
Associate

 

Riccardo Castello has been an Associate at Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR since October 2019. Previously he worked in corporate finance at CVCG and BNP Paribas. Riccardo holds a Master of Science in Accounting, Financial Management & Control from Bocconi University.

Emanuele Ristori
Emanuele Ristori
Analyst
Emanuele Ristori
Analyst

Emanuele has been an Analyst at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since October 2019. He joined the FICC fund in July 2020 after an experience in the FITEC Fund.  Previously, he worked in the Corporate Finance division of KPMG, where he was involved in corporate valuations and preparation of business plans for Italian banks. He holds a bachelor's degree in Corporate Finance from LUISS with honours, and a master's degree in Global Finance from Fordham University in New York.

Giovanna Rizzardo
Giovanna Rizzardo
Assistant
Giovanna Rizzardo
Assistant

Giovanna Rizzardo has been an Assistant at Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR S.p.A. since February 2020. Previously, she gained experience after 20 years spent working as a Management Assistant at Tamburi Investment Partners S.p.A. – mainly in the role of Company Secretary- with a focus on the issues related to the compliance for listed companies and secretarial duties in support of the Top Management.