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 its client Miranda Tools has entered into an agreement to sell its high-speed steel cutting tools business to Dormer Pramet, a division within Sandvik Machining Solutions
Lincoln International advised management and BPE on the acquisition of Dätwyler Sealing Technologies
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of ILSCO to ECM Industries, a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners
Lincoln International advised publicly-listed Exel Group in the successful acquisition of Eisenmann Intec from insolvency administrator Joachim Exner, Dr. Beck and Partner
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the successful sale of Willi Elbe Group, a leading automotive Tier-1 supplier of steering and driveline systems, to AEQUITA
Lincoln International is pleased to announce the sale of CMORE Automotive, a specialist in the field of AI-driven mobility systems to Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company
Lincoln International has advised private shareholders in the sale of Applied Micro Electronics
Lincoln is pleased to have advised UK-based Woodall Nicholson on its sale to UK-based private equity investor Rutland Partners
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