The fund of private equity funds to support the real Italian economy

FOF PEI
Mission

To subscribe private equity funds that intend to invest in Italian SMEs with development plans based on structural as well as external growth.

Strategy

Focus on funds that target small and medium-sized enterprises operating in Italy with turnover of less than € 500 million (and in particular, turnover of less than € 150 million) with real growth prospects.

To create “champions” that can compete beyond a national level, through structural growth and aggregation processes and to improve the strategic positioning of the companies also by improving the management structure.

Highlights
497
mln

Size

N.
16

Funds in portfolio

440
mln

Invested capital 

Type of asset managers

Funds managed by teams with a significant track record in the private equity sector and proven abilities to support the dimensional and managerial growth of Italian SMEs.

The Fund will invest a small part of the commitment in funds set up by teams that have not previously carried out asset management together or that are raising capital in a structured way for the first time.

 

ESG Focus

Promotion, implementation and monitoring of ESG practices by the funds in portfolio, in order to encourage the spread of a sustainable approach to investment.

Portfolio

Fund:
Gradiente III
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Fund:
Progressio Investimenti IV
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Fund:
21 Invest Italy Fund IV
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Fund:
Arca Space Capital
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Fund:
Armònia Italy Fund II
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Fund:
Algebris Green Transition Fund
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Fund:
Italian Energy Efficiency Fund II
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Fund:
NB Aurora Co-Investment Fund
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Fund:
Kyip Investment Fund
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Fund:
Clessidra Capital Partners 4
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Fund:
Xenon Private Equity Small Cap
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Fund:
ITAGO IV
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Fund:
Aksìa Capital V
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Fund:
Taste of Italy 2
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Fund:
PM&Partners III
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Fund:
IGI Investimenti Sei
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Fund:
Star IV - Private Equity Fund
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The Team

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.

Federica Maccaferri
Federica Maccaferri
Partner
Federica Maccaferri
Partner

Federica Maccaferri is Partner at Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR, that she joined in March 2017. She previously worked for 9 years at Mediobanca, holding different positions inside the Corporate & Investment Banking dept. From 2008 to 2011 she worked as equity research analyst in the Mediobanca securities division, with a particolar focus on banking and real estate sectors, devoloping analitical, critical and modeling skills. Later she worked inside the Corporate Finance division, where she developed particular skills related to debt advisory and extraordinary finance, taking part into M&A operations, company and debt valuations, public tender, exchange offers and IPO’s. She graduated in Management Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan.

Clementina Bonaduce
Clementina Bonaduce
Partner
Clementina Bonaduce
Partner

Clementina Bonaduce has been Partner at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, since August 2014. From 2013 to 2014 she worked in Garnell Advisory as a business analyst where she mainly followed the investments of a renewable energy fund and several extraordinary finance transactions of SMEs. Previously, she worked as an intern in Rothschild's M&A team. Clementina graduated with honors in Corporate Finance at L. Bocconi University in Milan. During her academic career, she participated to an Exchange Program at the Norwegian School of Economics.

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.

Benedetta Vincenti
Benedetta Vincenti
Investment Manager
Benedetta Vincenti
Investment Manager

Benedetta Vincenti is Investment Manager at Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR, that she joined in November 2019. She gained previous experience in the private equity sector, working as an intern at Nord Holding in Hannover and as an Analyst at LFPE SA in Geneva. She also worked as an intern in the M&A sector at La Compagnia Finanziaria in Milan. She holds a MSc in Administration, Finance and Control from Bocconi University.

Anna Pezone
Anna Pezone
Portfolio Manager
Anna Pezone
Portfolio Manager

Anna Pezone has been a Portfolio Manager at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since June 2020. Prior to that, she worked at the Family Office Bootes Srl where she was in charge of all administrative functions and relations with subsidiaries and outsourcers. In the previous nine years she worked at Space Holding Srl in the role of Office manager and Head of the corporate technical secretariat. From 2007 to 2018 she worked as head of all administrative activities at Mezzanine S.r.l. and subsequently at Inbetween SGR S.p.A., covering transversal roles that allowed her to consolidate her administrative, financial and relational skills and to broaden her knowledge in the field of regulations governing SGRs in relations with supervisory authorities. From 1998 to 2007 she worked as an Investor Relator and Head of the Lugano Branch of Kiwi I and Kiwi II Ventura Servicos Venture Capital Funds. Anna graduated with honors in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature from Università Federico II di Napoli.

 

Riccardo Zanet
Riccardo Zanet
Senior Associate
Riccardo Zanet
Senior Associate

Riccardo Zanet has been Senior Associate at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since July 2023. Before joining Fondo Italiano's team, Riccardo worked for five years at Finanziaria Internazionale SGR, where he followed the investment activity of private debt funds. He holds a Master’s degree with honors in Economics and Finance from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Lisa Ragazzi
Lisa Ragazzi
Associate
Lisa Ragazzi
Associate

Lisa has been an Associate at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since January 2021. After a first experience in the Strategy & Corporate Equity team, she joined the Funds of Funds’ team in October 2021. Lisa holds a Master of Science’s Degree with honors in Finance and International Markets from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. During her academic career, she was part of an Exchange Program at Regent's University in London, concluding her Master in Finance with distinction.

Roberto Invernizzi
Roberto Invernizzi
Associate
Roberto Invernizzi
Associate

Roberto has been an Associate at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since June 2022. Previously, he worked in Edinburgh at Abrdn as part of the company's graduate programme, spending most of his time in the Diversified Assets team in the Multi-Asset department. Roberto holds a Master's degree in Finance from Bocconi University.

Lorenzo Matterazzo
Lorenzo Matterazzo
Analyst
Lorenzo Matterazzo
Analyst

Lorenzo Matterazzo is an Analyst at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR, where he joined in November 2022. He has previous experience in the private equity sector, having completed an internship at Mediobanca Private Banking and worked as an Analyst at Lion River I N.V. in Milan. In addition, he has gained experience in Sales and Trading through his time at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in Milan. Lorenzo holds a Master's degree in Banking and Finance from Queen Mary University of London.

Rita Ferrante
Rita Ferrante
Assistant
Rita Ferrante
Assistant

Rita Ferrante has been an Assistant at Fondo Italiano d'Investimento SGR since April 2021. Previously, she gained twenty years of experience as a parliamentary assistant for several orders of the offices of the Italian Republic, performing management and support tasks to institutional commitments. She holds a Master's Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Studies "Suor Orsola Benincasa" of Naples, a Master's Degree of II level in disciplines related to her academic title and several Courses of Higher Education aimed at deepening her relevant skills in the specialized areas related to her activity.