I had the pleasure to interview Dominique Vidal. He is an engineer by background who graduated from France’s CentraleSupélec in 1988. He began his career at Schlumberger, where he worked for ten years in product marketing and business development roles in the telecom and smart card industries. After that, Vidal became a partner at Banexi … Continue reading Virtual Coffee Break with Dominique Vidal, former entrepreneur, managing director at Yahoo! Europe, partner at Index Ventures and angel investor.
Jean-Baptiste Charlet is Co-Head of Investment Banking France at Morgan Stanley. He has more than 25 years of experience in Finance. On behalf of BSPEC, the Bocconi student Private Equity Club, we would like to thank you for accepting our informal invitation to this "Coffee Break with". Could you please describe your academic background, and … Continue reading Coffee Break with Jean-Baptiste Charlet, Co-Head of Investment Banking France at Morgan Stanley
On behalf of BSPEC, I would like to thank you for accepting our informal invitation to this “Coffee Break with”. Would you present yourself with a brief overview of your professional and academic background? My name is Mansour Afshoon and I'm the Founder and Managing Director of Benelux Succession Capital. I studied Economics at the … Continue reading Coffee Break with Mansour Afshoon, founder of Benelux Succession Capital
Dean Rodrigues is Principal at Greenhill, a leading independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments. Thank you for taking the time for this informal “Coffee Break with”. Please introduce yourself and tell us about your professional and academic background … Continue reading Coffee Break with Dean Rodrigues, Principal at Greenhill & Co.
by Filippo Rosaschino On behalf of BSPEC, I would like to thank you for accepting our informal invitation to this “Coffee Break with”. Would you present yourself with a brief overview of your professional and academic background? Sure. I qualified as an accountant in 1985 and spent 26 years in banking. 10 years with the … Continue reading Coffee break with Bob Wigley from UK Finance
By Camilla Cameroni Pietro Masera is a director at Cerved since January 2013 and works in the structured finance division. Cerved S.p.A. is a group based in San Donato Milanese that deals with credit information (managing the risks and opportunities inherent to commercial relations), investors relations and also offers marketing solutions and credit management to … Continue reading Coffee Break with Cerved Director Pietro Masera
By Davide Martellozzo I had the great pleasure of interviewing Massimiliano Manniello, Vice President at EQT Partners and Bocconi alumnus. Founded in 1994 by the holding company of the prominent Wallenberg family, and headquartered in Stockholm, EQT is a differentiated global investment organization investing in private capital, real assets and credit with over 700 employees in 15 … Continue reading Coffee Break with EQT Partners’ Massimiliano Manniello
By Matteo Lana Mr Colombo works at 17 Capital, an investment firm that operates both in the private equity secondary market and in structured finance for PE funds. To date, the firm has raised four funds, totaling €2.0 bn. 17 Capital serves customers in Europe and North America. Could you quickly provide us some color … Continue reading Coffee Break with 17 Capital’s Nicolò Colombo
By Leonardo Faleri I had the pleasure to interview Alberto Defazio, Bocconi alumnus and associate of Mandarin Capital Partners, an Italian Private Equity firm where, starting as an intern, he has been working since 2016. Founded by Alberto Forchielli in 2007, Mandarin Capital Partners is a Private Equity company headquartered in Milan with offices in … Continue reading Coffee Break with Mandarin Capital Partners’ Alberto Defazio
By Guido Gandi VERTEQ Capital S.p.A. is a holding of private equity investments. It is sector agnostic with an opportunistic approach. It provides risk capital to top performing businesses and also selectively invests in special situations, real assets and renewable energy. The fund is managed by Ennio Valerio Boccardi, BS in Economics from Luiss University … Continue reading Coffee Break with VERTEQ Capital’s Founder and Managing Partner Ennio Valerio Boccardi
By Tom Cordes I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Alexander Dibelius, managing partner of CVC Capital Partners. Dr. Dibelius holds a Ph.D. in medicine and practiced as a heart surgeon for several years. After that, he transitioned to McKinsey where he quickly rose to the rank of partner. Beginning 1993 he joined Goldman Sachs … Continue reading Coffee Break with Alexander Dibelius, Managing Partner of CVC Capital Partners
By Fabian Zähringer First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to speak with me on behalf of BSPEC today. Maybe you can give our readers a quick introduction about yourself and your background? I have been managing director and shareholder of SHS Gesellschaft für Beteiligungsmanagement mbH in Tübingen since … Continue reading Coffee Break with Hubertus Leonhardt, Managing Partner at SHS Capital
By Lorenzo Milesi On behalf of BSPEC (Bocconi Student Private Equity Club), thank you for accepting our invitation for this “Coffee Break with”. Would you like to briefly introduce yourself with an overview of your professional and academic background? My name is Sandeep Mirani, and I am currently a Principal in the Private Equity team … Continue reading Coffee Break with Neuberger Berman’s Sandeep Mirani
By Ruslan Islamov Runa Capital is an international venture capital firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States that invests in deep tech (AI, machine learning, middleware, open source), cloud business software, fintech, edutech and digital health startups at early stages. From 2010 through 2019, Runa Capital raised 3 funds and invested in over 60 … Continue reading Coffee Break with Runa Capital’s Konstantin Gnyp
By Edouard Barret (This conversation was translated from French) Permira Advisers is an international investment firm founded in 1985 which operates in Europe, North America, and Asia, with 14 offices employing over 250 people worldwide. Permira cumulates over 30 years of backing growth, and currently has AUM of $7.5bn. Since 1985, their funds have secured … Continue reading Coffee Break with Permira Advisers’ Pierre Pozzo
By Camilla Cameroni Oxy Capital is a Private Equity firm that was founded in Portugal in 2011 and employs a global workforce of more than 30 professionals. The Milan office was opened in 2014 and currently operates with a team of 12 professionals – of which include the 3 founding partners who have a cumulative … Continue reading COFFEE BREAK with VINCENZO GAZZANEO from OXY CAPITAL
We had the pleasure to end this academic year by interviewing Mr Lucio Di Ciaccio who undertook quite an amazing journey from Aerospace Engineering to The Carlyle Group, eventually joining SoftBank Vision Fund where he is currently working. #GetInspired
BSPEC had the pleasure to unofficially interview the managing director from an American global asset management firm, which is one of the largest credit investors in the world. The firm pursues a value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, private equity, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. As of December 31, 2016, the company manages more than $100 billion for its clients.
At the beginning of this academic year we had the pleasure to interview Edoardo Lanzavecchia. Since 2007, he has been a senior partner at Alpha, a pan-European mid-cap private equity firm with €2 billions under management. He is considered one of the veterans of the Italian Private Equity industry. In 1998 he founded and was head of The Carlyle Group in Italy, and then also founded Magenta SGR.