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 advised SK Capital Partners on the sale of NuCera Solutions to Chase Corporation
Lincoln International advised Orienta Capital Partners on the acquisition of ILMA with financing provided by Iccrea Banca and Indigo
Lincoln International advised Orienta Capital Partners on the acquisition of Trendcolor with financing provided by Finint SGR
Lincoln International advised Thales to enter into exclusive negotiations to sell its aeronautical electrical systems business to Safran
Lincoln International advised Blackford Capital on the sale of Quality Aluminum Products to Gibraltar
Lincoln International advised Audax Private Equity has on the acquisition of Rensa Filtration from The Edgewater Funds and The Duchossois Group
Lincoln International has advised The Jordan Company on the sale of Watchfire to H.I.G. Capital
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