Co-investments to support Campanian SMEs

Basket EQUE
Mission

Supporting the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in Campania through private equity and quasi-equity co-investments.

Strategy

Private equity and quasi-equity co-investments in companies based in the Campania Region or with development programs within the region.

The Fund co-invests with the direct funds managed by Fondo Italiano and other private equity and private debt funds, leveraging the established relationships of fund of funds activities managed by Fondo Italiano.

The focus is on Campanian companies that, in accordance with ESG criteria, have fewer than 250 employees, revenues not exceeding €50 million, or less than €43 million in assets. These companies typically exhibit strong equity, good current and prospective profitability, and ambitious development plans.

The Fund benefits from a guarantee provided by Sviluppo Campania for a maximum amount of €15 million.

 

ESG Profile

The Basket Eque Fund is classified as art. 8 pursuant to EU Regulation 2019/2088.

Highlights
45
mln

Fund target size

8-12

Portfolio companies target number

2-4 mln

Investment ticket

Priority investment sectors

The Fund will invest in companies operating in any sector, with the exception of SMEs operating in the primary sector, fishing, aquaculture, and sectors covered by EU Regulation No. 964/2014.

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
Senior Partner
Luigi Tommasini
Senior Partner

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
Senior Investment Manager
Nicola Cancellara
Senior Investment Manager

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.