Lincoln International’s Milan Office adds a fourth Managing Director
Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Francesco Silva has joined the firm’s Milan office as a Managing Director. His addition supports efforts to bolster senior leadership and advisory capabilities on both domestic and cross-border transactions for Italian clients.
“We are excited to welcome one of the most experienced M&A bankers in Italy to our team. Francesco is a senior professional with truly impressive professional credentials, including, leading the Italy M&A department at JP Morgan,” said Saverio Rondelli, CEO and Head of Italy. “Francesco has worked on an extensive number of M&A deals in a wide range of industries. Lincoln International Italy is now headed by four senior Managing Directors, each of them with an outstanding professional track record of delivering best-in-class results to their clients.”
Francesco brings over 30 years of both international and domestic merger & acquisition (M&A) expertise. In addition, he has extensive experience in many other strategic finance services including, but not limited to, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, valuations, privatizations, IPO’s, joint-ventures and capital raising.
Most recently, Francesco merged his own advisory boutique into E. Capital Partners and became Chairman and CEO, before selling it to publicly traded Mittel S.p.A., where he became head of Corporate Finance Advisory. Prior to this, he served as head of advisory of the Italian market at JP Morgan. His international experience has also been shaped by his early career at Kidder, Peabody in New York, where he was part of the High-Yield and LBO group.
Francesco earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York, with a focus on finance and in international business, where he was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship. He also received an undergraduate degree in economics, with a specialization in statistics and operations research, from Bocconi University in Milan.