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 the sale of Medix Specialty Vehicles, a portfolio company of LFM Capital, to Demers Braun Crestline, a portfolio company of Clearspring Capital Partners
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Brembo S.p.A. on its acquisition of J. Juan Group
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that ARCH Global Precision, a portfolio company of The Jordan Company, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell ARCH Precision Components to Madison Dearborn Partners
Lincoln International has advised Esko in the sale of Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it advised the insolvency administrator Dr. Jan Markus Plathner, Brinkmann & Partner, on the sale of Poppe GmbH and Veritas AG’s liquid silicone rubber (LSR) business to Elastofirm B.V.
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that it has advised Berlac Group on the sale of Cetelon to PPG
Lincoln International is pleased to announce that PackBenefit, a portfolio company of JZ International, has welcomed Circularity Capital as a minority shareholder
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of Cameron Wire & Cable to Kinderhook Industries
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