Investments alongside top private equity players to support Italian SMEs

FIPEC
Mission

Fostering Italian SMEs growth in co-investment with top private equity players.

Strategy

Co-investing in Italian small and medium-sized companies alongside Italian and international private equity investors. FIPEC seeks to make minority investments in majority or minority transactions in order to support growth strategies.

Focus on companies that, in compliance with ESG criteria, present relevant growth plans, both in Italy and abroad, and are characterized by a significant potential for value creation, with the aim of strengthening their competitiveness and supporting their dimensional growth, including through M&A, generational change processes and entrepreneurial evolution.

The natural reference for co-investments is the network selected by Fondo Italiano's fund-of-funds platform, but also professional private equity investors active in the Italian market.

ESG Profile

FIPEC is classified as art. 8 under EU Regulation 2019/2088.

Highlights
150
mln

Fund target dimension

N.
10 -12

Target portfolio companies

5 -15 mln

Investment ticket

Priority investment sectors

The Fund will invest in companies in or directly related to the following strategic sectors:

Agriculture, food

Agriculture, food

Made in Italy supply chains and excellences

Made in Italy supply chains and excellences

Lifescience &  healthcare

Lifescience & healthcare

Industrial technologies & products

Industrial technologies & products

IT/digital

IT/digital

Tourism, catering, hospitality, business travels and event planning

Tourism, catering, hospitality, business travels and event planning

Fondo Italiano Private Equity Co-investimenti - FIPEC
Sustainability disclosure

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The Team

Marco Lucchini
Marco Lucchini
Senior Partner
Marco Lucchini
Senior Partner

Marco Lucchini has been a Senior Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since July 2023. He gained an extensive experience in private equity investments and portfolio management at Permira and, since 2014, at CDP Equity (formerly known as Fondo Strategico Italiano). His career kicked off in 1995 at PWC, where he worked in Milan, Hamburg and Detroit, before focusing on strategic consulting at Kearney in 2000. Thereafter, he specialized in operational turnarounds and financial restructuring with AlixPartners. Marco holds a degree from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.

Luigi Tommasini
Luigi Tommasini
Luigi Tommasini

Luigi Tommasini has been a Senior Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since its formation in November 2010. Previously, he was a member of the funds-of-funds team of AXA Private Equity, where he completed transactions in the primaries and secondaries. He has served on several advisory boards of Italian and pan-European funds. He has been a member of the investment committee of the AXA Private Equity small buyout/expansion fund as well as of the direct investments of Fondo Italiano. Beforehand, he worked for Apax Partner and began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey&Company serving their offices in Milan, São Paulo (Brazil), and San Francisco (USA). Luigi graduated with honours from Bocconi University in Milan and obtained his MBA (Palmer Scholar) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania.

Nicola Cancellara
Nicola Cancellara
Nicola Cancellara

Nicola Cancellara has been a Senior Investment Manager at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, since September 2015. From 2011 to 2015, he worked in the investment team of Dea Capital Alternative Funds, where he participated in the selection and investment process on a global scale of private equity, private debt and venture capital funds. From 2007 to 2010 he worked at Kairos Partners in the funds of hedge funds team. Nicola graduated in Economics of Markets and Financial Intermediaries from Bocconi University.