I provide professionalism, proactiveness and reliability in supporting my clients to help them achieve their strategic objectives.
Gianluca specializes in origination and execution of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), disposals and leveraged and management buyouts across several industries. His clients include large and mid-market Italian and international corporations, private equity firms and privately held or family-owned businesses. Throughout his 30-year career, Gianluca has gained deep expertise in transactions in a broad range of industries, specifically industrials.
Gianluca has also operated as a principal, strengthening his knowledge of the private equity sector. He has served as an investment committee member of private equity and private debt funds, as well as a board member for mid-sized Italian companies operating in a variety of sectors.
Prior to joining Lincoln, Gianluca led the corporate finance division of Finanziaria Internazionale, a private investment bank. Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of Arca Impresa Gestioni SGR and a director for Morgan Grenfell Private Equity. He also held investment banking positions at Deutsche Bank, where he headed the Italian M&A practice and was with Citigroup for several years.
Gianluca holds a Master of Arts from Bocconi University.
Recent Transactions in Industrials
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Accupac Holdings, a J.H. Whitney Capital Partners portfolio company, has been sold to Palladium Equity Partners
Lincoln is pleased to have advised UK-based Icon Aerospace Technology on its sale to US-based Integrated Polymer Solutions, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Delaney, an HCI Equity Partners portfolio company, has been sold to Sargent & Greenleaf, an OpenGate Capital portfolio company
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the successful refinancing for Engineered Controls International
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Graham Partners has sold its portfolio company TransAxle to Crossplane Capital
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised listed Swiss industrial group, Conzzeta, on the sale of its coatings business, Schmid Rhyner, to the German specialty chemicals company Altana
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that Green Fiber International was sold to Indorama Ventures Holdings LP
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of Environmental Lights to Pfingsten Partners
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