TEAM

MARCO TARICCO (Founding Partner)


Marco Taricco has a 23 year experience with investment banks Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan, where he held several senior positions in New York, London and Milan. In his last position he was responsible for JP Morgan’s Italian Investment Banking Advisory and coverage of Italian corporate clients.

In Italy Marco has advised on some of the largest, most complex and innovative M&A transactions (for example defense and sale of Credito Romagnolo, first hostile take-over), IPOs (Mediaset, Gucci, Bulgari and Ferragamo), privatisations (Telecom Italia), financings (Snam €11bn refinancing) and other innovative deals (first real estate securitization and first SPAC raised in Italy).

In 2007 Marco successfully launched Network Capital Partners, a fund of private equity funds and co-investment fund. He also co-founded ePlanet, a TLC company which went public in 2000.

Marco holds a university degree in Business Administration from Turin University, a MBA from Columbia Business School and is a Chartered Accountant.



GIUSEPPE BIVONA (Founding Partner)


Giuseppe Bivona has a 18 year experience with investment banks Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers in London. Prior to that, Giuseppe worked in Mc Kinsey in Milan.

In his last position he was responsible for Goldman Sachs’ Fixed Income Sales in Italy with direct responsibility for financial institutions coverage and structured business across clients. He ran the European Sovereign Liability Management Team at Morgan Stanley and was head of capital markets for Italy at Lehman Brothers.

Giuseppe has extensive experience on structuring and execution of balance sheet restructuring, complex derivatives transactions and has advised major Italian banks and insurances on regulatory capital relief solutions.

Giuseppe holds a university degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a MBA from Columbia Business School.



DAVID CALVO PLATERO (Managing Director)


David Calvo Platero has a 10 year experience with investment banks Lehman Brothers and Nomura in London. Prior to that, David worked for 4 years as an equity research analyst at Intermonte in Milan.

David has worked on several transactions in Europe, including M&A, debt restructurings, LBO financings, High Yield financings and IPOs. His focus was mostly on private equity firms and in the media sector. In his last position David was an Executive Director at Nomura responsible for the coverage of private equity firms, media and consumer corporates in Italy.

David holds a university degree in Economics from Bocconi university in Milan and a MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

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