Growth capital at the service of tech companies located in the Lazio region

Fondo Italiano Tecnologia e Crescita Lazio
Mission

To invest growth capital in outstanding Italian high tech companies that intend to launch or consolidate expansion projects, favouring innovation processes and strengthening competitive positioning.

Strategy

Sector fund for investments in Italian companies with development plans based on technology managed by a dedicated and specialised team.

Investments of € 5/15 million, mainly non-controlling interests in the form of capital increases dedicated to development.

Tech Growth (companies with positive EBITDA and solid growth) and Late Stage (high-growth companies with a need to finance the income statement) investments.

 

Contacts

Any investment proposals consistent with FITEC Lazio’s strategy can be sent to the following e-mail address fiitglazio@fondoitaliano.it.

FITEC Lazio’s Roman offices are located in Via A. Salandra, 13 - 00187 Rome.

 

FTEC Lazio
Highlights
18
mln

Fund dimension

N.
1

Company in portfolio

4
mln

Invested capital

Priority investment sectors

The Fund invests in all typical growth capital sectors and, therefore, mainly in the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and Industrial Innovation sectors; other sectors in interest include MedTech, FoodTech and CleanTech.

Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)

Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)

Industrial Innovation

Industrial Innovation

MedTech

MedTech

FoodTech

FoodTech

CleanTech

CleanTech

Portfolio

Il Team

Claudio Catania
Claudio Catania
Senior Partner
Claudio Catania
Senior Partner

Claudio Catania has been a Senior Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since January 2011. He began his career in the private equity sector in 2000. Before joining the Fondo Italiano team, he worked for The Carlyle Group at their London and Milan offices, completing investments in European SMEs. He has invested in and served on the boards of directors of SmartTrust, FRSGlobal and UC4 with which he followed the Appworx acquisition. Now he is member of the board of Seco on behalf of FII Tech Growth. He previously worked for Morgan Stanley Capital Partners where he completed three investments and one disinvestment. He began his professional career at Hewlett Packard in Great Britain, Silicon Valley and France working in the central research and development units on the creation of new divisions based on the use of new technologies. Many of his activities have been published on international specialist magazines. Claudio graduated with a first class degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic University in Milan and obtained a Master's Degree in Telecommunications and Information Technology from Cefriel (Milan Polytechnic University). He also received a Master of Business Administration from Insead (Fontainebleau) and he is a Certified Financial Analyst since 2005.

Mauro Pretolani
Mauro Pretolani
Senior Partner
Mauro Pretolani
Senior Partner

Mauro Pretolani is Senior Partner of Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, that he joined in February 2015. He recently partecipated to the launch of the new FITEC fund, for which he is also a board member of the portfolio companies BeMyEye, Supermercato24, Healthware Group and Termo. Mauro has over 20 years of technology investment experience in Europe, USA, Israel and China. Since 1999, Mauro has served as a General Partner of TLcom Capital LLP, participating in the establishment of the management company, fundraising and the management of TLcom I and II funds. Mauro was also an independent director of Seat Pagine Gialle (PG.MI) from 2012 to 2015. Since 2016 Mauro has been a board member of MotorK on a personal basis. Over the years Mauro has also held operational roles in technology companies, such as Executive Chairman, CEO and EVP sales. At the beginning of his career Mauro worked for Bain & Company as Manager and for Procter & Gamble in both Marketing and Finance. He graduated in Economics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and obtained an MBA "with distinction" from Harvard Business School.

Lorenzo Battistella
Lorenzo Battistella
Senior Investment Manager
Lorenzo Battistella
Senior Investment Manager

Lorenzo Battistella has been a Senior Investment Manager at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since April 2021. Before joining the Fondo Italiano team, Lorenzo worked for 11 years at Bain&Company becoming an Associate Partner. In Bain, Lorenzo worked primarily in the Technology and Telco sector for Italian and International Clients and in the Private Equity sector, supporting leading investment funds in Due Diligence activities and in the design and implementation of Value Creation plans. Lorenzo holds a degree in electronic engineering and carried out research activities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Marco Vassallo
Marco Vassallo
Investment Manager
Marco Vassallo
Investment Manager


Marco Vassallo has been an Investment Manager at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since December 2017. Before joining the FITEC team, Marco worked for three years at A.T. Kearney, gaining significant experience at leading Italian and international companies in the retail and TMT sectors, and previously carried out research activities at the University of Cambridge (England), the Max-Planck-Institute (Germany) and PSA-Peugeot Citroen (France). He graduated with honors in Mathematical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris; Marco also holds an MBA "with distinction" from INSEAD. 
 

Federico Cappellin
Federico Cappellin
Associate
Federico Cappellin
Associate

Federico Cappellin is an Associate at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, that he joined in January 2017. During his professional experience in FII, he has been involved in various transactions in different sectors, such as marketing data analytics, IoT electronics and digital health. Previously, in summer 2016 he worked as an Intern in Debt Capital Market of UniCredit in Milan. He also worked as an Advisor in the development of the strategy and business plan of a primary company operating in the sector of microcontrollers. He graduated (M.Sc.) in Management at Bocconi University. Previously he obtained a Master in Merchant Banking at LIUC University and a B.A. in Economics with concentration in Finance and Corporate Management at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Marco Ugazio
Marco Ugazio
Associate
Marco Ugazio
Associate

Marco Ugazio has been an Associate at Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR, since January 2018. He previously worked as an intern in the Corporate and Investment Banking division of Banca Sella, primarily focusing on M&A and bond issues. He graduated (M.Sc.) cum laude in Accounting, Financial Management and Control at Bocconi University in Milan, where he also obtained a B.A. cum laude in Management. He also attended two Exchange programs at The University of Sydney Business School and at Boston College – Carroll School of Management

Rosanna Di Girolamo
Rosanna Di Girolamo
Assistant
Rosanna Di Girolamo
Assistant

Rosanna Di Girolamo has been an Assistant at Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR since November 2010; after a twenty-year experience in McKinsey&Company Inc., a leading international strategic consulting and management firm, she decided to gain new professional skills and, in January 2000, she joined the team of the investment bank Lazard & Co., an international leading financial advisory and asset management firm.