Showing posts with label -Business. Show all posts
Showing posts with label -Business. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Alkemy S.p.A.’s Executive Director and Vice President: the career of Vittorio Massone

With a successful career that reflects his commitment to supporting the development of "digital native" companies and the transformation process of the traditional ones, the new Executive Director and Vice President of Alkemy S.p.A., Vittorio Massone, is a manager with deep experience in digital innovation.
Vittorio Massone

Vittorio Massone's new professional adventure at Alkemy S.p.A.

Prominent Strategic Consultant and Digital Advisor, Vittorio Massone is an expert manager who held positions of great responsibility in the fields of digital transformation and business advisory. He is currently the Executive Director and Vice President of the Italian leading digital agency Alkemy S.p.A., an appointment he received in February 2020, when he has been identified as a leading professional for supporting the agency's business activities. With a specific focus on Business and Corporate Development, he will help the agency in addressing the challenges deriving from Alkemy S.p.A.'s recent transition to the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Market (Borsa Italiana). A further industrialization phase has recently taken place in Alkemy, and this has led to a reorganization of the corporate structure into the four business units of "Consulting & Performance", "Brand Experience", "Tech" and "Data & Analytics". As showed by his long career - consisting of more than 25 years of experience - and the previous top positions he held in sectors such as strategic consultancy, management and digital innovation, Vittorio Massone is no stranger to roles of such importance: his professional life, indeed, gave him the chance to be working with high-level clients, both in Italy and abroad.

Vittorio Massone: digital innovation and team "diversity"

Among his current activities, the Executive Director and Vice President of Alkemy S.p.A. collaborates with "digital natives" companies to support them in growth, and with traditional companies in the development of digital innovation processes. Vittorio Massone is also a current Member of YPO, the Premier Leadership Organization of Chief Executive Officers, with approximately 28,000 members. His educational background includes a Degree in Economics with full marks (Sapienza University of Rome, 1989), and a Master in Business Administration (Bocconi University of Milan, 1992). His first professional experience was as a Business Analyst at Klopman Textile Industry (Burlington Group), where he remained until 1991. He later joined Value Partners, a management consulting firm, as an Associate. In 1994 Vittorio Massone continued his career at Bain & Co., where he held roles of increasing responsibility: after starting as a Manager in 1995, indeed, he became Partner in 1999 and then, five years later, Director. Over time he gained an overall recognition as a leading professional in the fields of digital, telecommunications, industrial services, government, media/entertainment, and automotive. This led Vittorio Massone to be involved in complex operations such as the acquisition of Virgilio/Matrix (1999), and the turnarounds of Seat Pagine Gialle (1997-2001) and Poste Italiane (2002-2008). Other international clients he worked with include Walt Disney, Rai, Consip, Sviluppo Italia (currently Invitalia), Coni Servizi, Gruppo Espresso, and Il Sole 24 Ore. The manager has been as well the leading figure for Bain & Company Africa, which he helped, as a Managing Partner, to achieve market leadership and to create a team of 200 people particularly skilled in the digital sector. While in Africa, he brought his managerial vision based on team "diversity": only the companies that allow the full development of personal potential can succeed in the long term.

Pompeo Pontone: top management roles and career goals achieved

With a successful career spanning more than 25 years of experience, Pompeo Pontone held positions of responsibility at leading global institutions, with relevant experiences both in Italy and abroad. By applying his skills in stochastic modeling, financial economics, quantitative finance, econometrics and applied mathematics, today he is an established professional in the financial services industry.

Pompeo Pontone's on-going activities as a Professional Investment Specialist

Currently working as an Investor and Investment Specialist, Pompeo Pontone is particularly focused on sectors such as Quantitative Finance, Derivatives Trading, FinTech, Data Science, and Private Equity. In addition to his specialized knowledge of the financial field, he is as well skilled in Computer Programming - such as Java and Python - and has developed professional interests in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Cyber Security. As regards his educational background, Pompeo Pontone graduated with honours in Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan in 1994, and continued his studies at Birkbeck College (University of London) where he obtained a Master of Science in Quantitative Finance. In addition to this strong educational background, he completed "Mathematical Finance: Contingent Claims Pricing in Continuous Time", a Postgraduate Course he attended at the University of Florence. The Investment Specialist started his career at Stone & McCarthy Research Associates in London in 1995, serving as Research Analyst. He then went back to Italy to join Credito Italiano (known today as UniCredit) in Milan, where he held the role of Fixed Income Analyst at the Financial and Economic Research Department. His experience at Credito Italiano included his contribution to The Italian Treasury Bond Guide, and Investment Strategies: Financial Newsletter, two financial publications of which he was co-author.

Pompeo Pontone's roles of responsibility in the financial world

Pompeo Pontone's career path continued with professional positions of increasing responsibility, in particular at the top management of important financial institutions. After his appointment as Vice President and Senior Fund Manager of the Dublin based firm Pioneer Investments in 1998, he held the role of Director - Co-Head of Credit Portfolios & Asset Management of Intesa Asset Management (known today as Eurizon - Intesa San Paolo) between 1999 and 2001. On the strength of his deep knowledge of stochastic modeling, financial economics, quantitative finance, econometrics and applied mathematics, Pompeo Pontone's career led him to undertake a new professional challenge, serving as Managing Director - Head of Corporate Bonds & Credit Derivatives at Fineco Asset Management (2001-2002). He was then Managing Director - Head of Corporate Bonds & Credit Derivatives Proprietary Trading at BMPS Bank in London (2002-2010), and Managing Director - Head of Alternative Investments and Asset Management at ALTIAM - Amstel Securities LLP (2010-2011). His career continued as a Senior Financial Advisor at Method Investments & Advisory Ltd since 2011. Following a successful career spanning more than 25 years of experience gained in the field, Pompeo Pontone works today as an Investor and Investment Specialist. By applying his skills in stochastic modeling, financial economics, quantitative finance, econometrics and applied mathematics, he is particularly focused on Quantitative Finance, Derivatives Trading, FinTech, Data Science, and Private Equity.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Covid-19: Eat’n’go, a Sebastien Clamorgan’s joint venture, is feeding the frontline

Feeding the Frontline is a support initiative launched by Eat’n’go, a joint venture that includes Sebastien Clamorgan’s Venia International as a shareholder.

Supporting essential workers who are carrying out extremely important work on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic: the joint venture that includes Sebastien Clamorgan's Venia International as a shareholder - Eat'n'go - is providing food for doctors, nurses, police officers and other security agencies in Nigeria.

Sebastien Clamorgan
Sebastien Clamorgan (Venia International) and Eat'n'go to collaborate with Feeding the Frontline

"Today, we say thank you to the people who stay at their jobs so we can stay safe at home", Eat'n'go wrote in a statement, adding that "since the rise of the Covid-19 global pandemic, we have witnessed the rise of heroes across the countries - the doctors, nurses, police officers and other security agencies". With these words, the Nigerian food and beverage Group headquartered in Lagos wanted to express its gratitude to all the workers who are on the emergency frontline. Part of a joint venture built by Sebastien Clamorgan's Venia International, Eat'n'go has launched this support initiative to help workers in combating the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria. Feeding the Frontline has made it possible to donate 23 million naira value of products, including over 13,600 slices of pizza, 10,000 cups of ice cream, and 800 cups of yoghurt, reaching 6,500 workers at the frontline. "We throw a salute to these MVPs; our very own Heroes. Thank you for your selfless commitment to our community. We are grateful for you! We will continue to support you", the statement concluded. The charity initiative is one of the social projects carried out by Eat'n'go over the years. The food and beverage Group started operating in 2012 and, since then, opened more than 100 stores across Nigeria, managing to achieve market leadership in the country. A big push toward these successful results has been given by Venia International, the global consulting and investment firm founded by Sebastien Clamorgan at the end of the Nineties.

The Venia Difference: the global services and projects of Sebastien Clamorgan's firm

With a special focus on Africa and the Middle East, Venia International is a global consulting and investment firm, whose purpose is to support the establishment of global brands that wish to penetrate new markets. The firm is led by Sebastien Clamorgan, a businessman and entrepreneur with more than 25 years' experience in the fields of consultancy and representation of multinationals, private equity, shipping & logistics, food & beverage, and real estate. Venia International is well known for the successful partnerships it has built with international players, ranging from the fields of Logistics and Port Management, to those of Shipping, Food and Beverage, and Airport Duty Free. Among the Logistics sector, Venia International is an indirect shareholder of the haulage firm Trucklog LTD, a leader among the transport and logistics solutions providers in the Sub-Saharan Africa. With regard to Port Management, Sebastien Clamorgan's firm played the role of deal maker, broker and representative of a stakeholder' interests in the Badagry MegaPort and Free Zone project in Nigeria, an initiative aimed at developing a new port in the country. Market research and insights, lobbying services to represent clients, regional business setup, assistance in negotiating M&A agreements, and business intelligence are among the specialized services provided by Venia International, which, as a result of the investments made, is experiencing strong economic expansion today, boasting more than 3,000 employees all over the world.

Friday, November 9, 2018

F2i’s Third Fund achieves a €3.6 Billion final closing

Exceeding its original target by more than 600 Million euros.
With italian and international investors contributing equally to the fundraising's success.


Milan, 8 November 2018. Today marked the traditional F2i Investor Day, a periodic encounter between F2i management and portfolio companies, on the one hand, and shareholders of the asset management company, together with investors, on the other.
During the event, F2i announced the recent final close of F2i's Third Fund , that reached 3.6 billion euros, 600 million euros higher than the target set in December 2017, at the time of the launch of the Fund.
This excellent result, and the short amount of time needed to complete the fund raise, was made possible by existing investors (F2i's First and Second Funds had raised 1.8 billion and 1.25 billion euros, respectively), as well as a significant contribution from new investors. Subscribers to F2i's Third Fund include pension funds, sovereign funds, bank foundations, insurance companies and asset managers, with Italian and international investors (from Europe, Asia and North America) contributing in equal measure to the success of the fundraising effort.
The Third Fund - with a 12-year duration - started operating with an impressive portfolio inherited from the merger with F2i's First Fund, including airports, natural-gas networks, waterworks and photovoltaic plants.
Since December 2017, F2i has already concluded for its Third Fund transactions aimed at consolidating the existing holdings: new acquisitions in the photovoltaic sector have made possible the creation of one of the leading groups in Europe, with an installed power capacity of more than 800 MW, while the airport portfolio has been reinforced through the acquisition of additional minority stakes in the companies that manage the airports of Milan, Naples and Turin.
In addition, the Third Fund recently acquired a controlling interest in EI Towers, Italy's leading independent operator of TLC and broadcast towers. This investment will serve as a major industrial platform for the consolidation of the sector currently underway.

"We are pleased to announce the final close of our Third Fund, marking the culmination of a highly ambitious project whose goal was to raise new capital, both Italian and foreign, in order to continue developing, in Italy, the major infrastructural platforms already in the portfolio, while undertaking new initiatives in sectors of strategic importance to the country," stated the CEO of F2i, Renato Ravanelli.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

F2i’s Third Fund results: Renato Ravanelli expressed great satisfaction

Good news for F2i - Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture , which reaches a better goal than expected: the gathering of the fundraising in the Third Fund will be raised to 3.6 billion euros

F2i - Italian funds for infrastructures: new results for its Third Fund. Renato Ravanelli's statements

F2iF2i - Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture reached an unexpected, yet fulfilling goal with its Third Fund launched in 2017. As Chief Executive Officer Renato Ravanelli stated, the target of the Third Fund has been raised from 3.3 to 3.6 billion. As per CEO's statement, this fundraising could reach a higher goal, that Renato Ravanelli identified in 4 billion euros. F2i's choice appears to be, instead, to "keep a balance between our portfolio and fresh resources." What especially pleases CEO Renato Ravanelli is the response the company received from both domestic and international investors. An important sign of this continued support has been shown in December, when foreign LPs, that already supported F2i's First Fund, demonstrated further trust with another deposit of a total amount of 1.74 billion euros. Another 1.4 billion euros were gathered by F2i from international and domestic sovereign and pension funds, as well as asset management firms and insurance companies. Among the investments F2i is looking at, thanks to this fundraisings, appears the offer that the Renato Ravanelli guided company submitted for Persidera, that is an Italian digital TV services provider, which operates in joint with RaiWay. This purchase, indeed, would see both F2i and RaiWay share the frequency rights and network infrastructure of Persidera, as per the terms of the bid. This would mean that both companies "will contextually subscribe a long-term agreement for the supply of broadcasting services". No comments have been recorded from Renato Ravanelli about price details. The CEO stated "the bid [of F2i and Raiway] includes earn-out figures and further bonuses that may match vendors expectations. This transaction has a value lower than our usual standards, but it would allow F2i to set a footprint in a sector that is going towards a wave of consolidation in Italy and in Europe", confirming the strategic value of this asset. One last acquisition F2i's CEO is willing to discuss is the one about the stake owned by Milan municipality airports' management company SEA, whose worth is reported to be 1 billion euros.

About F2i, the fund which invests in Italian infrastructures

Major Italian closed-end fund, and one of the biggest in Europe, F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture is a Saving Management Society (SGR) born in 2007 thanks to its partnership with institutions, international banks, credit institutes, banking foundations, as well as public welfare funds. F2i has its main aim in the improvement of Italian infrastructural asset, renewing it in order to make it competitive from an European and international point of view. This company invests in different sectors, such as transports, telecommunications and media, gas, energy and water distribution, social infrastructures, public services and waste management. Those investments are possible thanks to the fundraising gathered in three funds: The First Fund, started in 2007, the Second Fund, started in 2012, and the Third Fund started in 2017. Since 2014, Renato Ravanelli guides F2i as CEO.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

F2i’s new fund, Third Fund aims at 3 billion euros

Italy's hugest closed-end fund, F2i, is set to launch in 2017 Fund III, which has a gathering aim of 3 billion euros and a global approach. Great interest coming from international funds.

F2i Italian fund raises Fund III: international interest

F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastruttureItalian fund F2i is expected to launch in 2017 its new Fund III, which aims to raise funds to invest in infrastructures globally. The goal is set to 3 billion euros, which would be the hugest fundraising ever launched by an Italian investment company. As one of the sources stated, one of F2i's interlocutors, indeed, would be Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC. This kind of operation seems to be interesting to a global level, in particular overseas: many international funds have allocated a huge budget to be invested in infrastructures, such as, for example, Brookfield Asset Management and Global Infrastructure Partners. Both of these heavyweight U.S. funds gathered a great amount, in economic terms, in order to play investments in the infrastructure field. They are, however, not the only ones, as U.S. private equity firm Blackstone, as well as the greatest sovereign fund in Saudi Arabia, have plans to allocate the amount of 40 billion dollars for infrastructure projects. What F2i plans to do is to buy out investors from Fund I using the amount of 1.5 billion euros, so that strategic assets will be able to be transferred to Fund III. Fund I was launched in 2007 and it raised an amount of 1.8 billion and it is now lowered with the option for its investors to be paid off, so that they can newly invest in the brand new Fund III. This operation is meant to maintain the investments active towards the major companies belonging to the firm guided by Renato Ravanelli, such as 2i Aeroporti, F2i's holding operating in the airport sector. One further decision F2i made is not to alter Fund II, as it is the major stakeholder in "E2i Energie Speciali", the company operating in renewable energy field. The amount that this fund gathered in 2015 is of 1.2 billion euros, but it still has to be completely deployed. Foreign interest for Italian infrastructure sector comes not only from overseas, but also from inside Europe: German insurance company Allianz was one of the investors taking a stake in the motorway branch of Atlantia in 2017. Same thing for Singapore's sovereign fund GIC: interested in F2i's Fund III, this fund has already closed some important property deals on the Italian territory, including the complete acquisition of the Centre-Italy mall called "RomaEst Shopping Centre". It also acquired a huge number of logistic centres, as planned in its 2.4 billion euros purchase strategy regarding the European logistics property called "P3 Logistic Parks".

Profiling F2i Italian fund

Created in 2007, F2i - Italian funds for infrastructure, is the major Italian closed-end fund and one of the biggest among Europe. The Savings Managing Society (SGR) can count on important partnerships, such as credit institutes, institutions, banking foundations, public welfare funds, as well as international banks. The firm's mission is to improve Italian infrastructural asset, so that it could compete with European and international standards. The branches F2i looks at are different: transportation infrastructures, airports, telecommunications and logical networks, water and gas distibution, social infrastructures and waste management. Renato Ravanelli is the current CEO, appointed in 2014. In 2007 F2i launched Fund I, in 2012 Fund II. A Third Fund is expected to be launched in 2017.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

F2i marks a significant rise in 2016: +37% compared to last year

While the Third Fund is ready to start fundraising, F2i closed 2016 with astonishing results: 425 million Euros total profit, +37% of rise compared to last year.

Aggregate profit of F2i in 2016: the results achieved by the Fund managed by Renato Ravanelli

F2i - Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture2016 can be considered an astonishing year for F2i: the fund managed by Renato Ravanelli recorded 425 million Euros total profit, marking a significant rise compared to last year (+37%). This profit was calculated mixing the results achieved from both the funds: the First closed its investment this month, whereas the Second invested more than 50% of its asset. The Radiocor agency reported recently these results which are the basis to start fundraising for the Third Fund by the end of this year. While insiders expect it to be conspicuous, there are no information on the total target capital of the fund but there would be a more significant share from international investors. Thanks to the profit achieved in 2016, F2i distributed something like 416 million Euros to over 60 Italian and international investors. Among the major investors of the Fund managed by Renato Ravanelli we have to remind Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, Intesa Sanpaolo, Unicredit, major Italian bank foundations and welfare funds, as well as international giants such as Ardian, the China Investment Corporation and the Corean National Pension Fund. F2i portfolio includes investments in 14 companies which work in different areas connected to infrastructures: 2i Rete Gas, 2i Aeroporti, Mediterranea delle Acque, Kos' and many others. 2i Rete Gas, in particular, recently closed the placement of a 435 million Euro senior bond expiring on August 28th 2016. The bond ensures a yearly coupon at a 1.75% fixed rate.

Federico Cervellini among mediators in MBM Group - AFC agreement

On April 24th a new partnership has been announced between MBM Group, Sheikh Mohammed Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum Investment company, and Arab Fashion Council: Federico Cervellini's support in this operation was fundamental.

Arab Fashion Council (AFC) and MBM Group sign an agreement intermediated by Federico Cervellini

Federico CervelliniOn April 24th MBM Investment (Sheikh Mohammed Maktoum Juma Al Maktoum Investment) signed a new partnership with world's greatest fashion no-profit organization: Arab Fashion Council (AFC). This agreement aims to spread Arab fashion field on an international scale. In order to promote this project, the biennial edition of Arab Fashion Week took place between May 16th and 20th. As in the previous years, this event was sponsored by Arab Fashion Council, with the support of recent partnership with MBM Group - represented by Director of Corporate Affairs Federico Cervellini, together with further members belonging to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum's private office: on May 16th they had a speech in front of prominent hosts as well as of Arab Fashion Council's members.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

AE Morgan and the constitution of the trust

AE Morgan is an accounting firm based in London, specialized in providing different kinds of consultation: among the various services it offers there is also the constitution of the trust.


The professional expert in law and international finance Ettore Colella founded AE Morgan in London, an accounting firm, which benefits from the collaboration of a team specialized in providing consultation regarding the launch of a company in England and the creation of the trust.

AE Morgan features and services

AE Morgan is a firm of chartered accountants based in London, that is committed to providing exceptional services for clients related to International Tax Planning. It was founded by Ettore Colella, a fiscal expert with many years of experience. Thanks to the expertise gained in several years of activity, AE Morgan guides its clients to customized solutions in different countries, making the experience developed in different sectors available. The company, in particular, aims at anyone interested in starting their business in the UK, offering them the possibility to choose between the different alternatives proposed by European or national legislation. In addition to their internal structure of employees, AE Morgan benefits from the contribution of a professional accountants network with proven experience in industrial, banking, finance and public sectors. The collaboration by a dynamic and well-coordinated team helps clients grow and manage their business in the utmost care and confidentiality.

F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture SGR: the steps made to improve the national infrastructure area

F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture is one of the most important companies in the field of infrastructure, operating not only in Italy but also on an international level.

Reference point in the infrastructure area, F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture is one of the most important Investment Management Companies (IMCO) in Europe. It's actually ruled by Chief Executive Officer Mr. Renato Ravanelli.

F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture: characteristics and activities

F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastruttureFounded in 2007, F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture has become over the years one of the most relevant players in the field of infrastructure, operating on a national and international level. It invests mainly in transportation, infrastructures, gas and electricity, water supply, public services, waste management, social and health infrastructures, telecommunications and media areas. The investment Management Company (IMCO), ruled by President Leone Pattofatto and CEO Renato Ravanelli, set aside two funds: the first started in 2007 whereas the second in 2012. The investment time horizon of the two funds is 15 years. The first reached 1,852 million Euro, whereas the second exceeded the initial target of 1,200 million Euro by closing on July 2015 at 1,245,5 million Euro. The Investment Management Company (IMCO) has become a landmark in the field of infrastructure both in the public and private spheres, promoting privatization processes and acting as a meeting point between national and international investors.

F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture: investment plans

One of the most important financing projects of F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture is the one related to 2i Rete Gas (formerly Enel Rete Gas), a company working in the field of natural gas distribution which has an independent approach in terms of selling. The investment started in 2009, an important year for the company which recorded a steady growth thanks to a series of business combinations. In 2011 2i Rete Gas acquired 2iGas Infrastruttura Italiana Gas S.r.l. (formerly E.ON Rete srl) and G6 Rete Gas S.p.A., respectively seventh and sixth national operators. 2i Rete Gas has become an important player in the field of gas distribution in Italy thanks to these acquisitions, acting as a conveyor and catalyst in a system which is still in search of definition and cohesion. F2i - Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture controls a market share of about 17% thanks to the investment in 2i Rete Gas.

The professional path of Renato Ravanelli, CEO of F2i - Fondi Italiani per le infrastrutture

Renato Ravanelli graduated in economics and business and then started to work in the field of utilities and insurances as financial analyst and macroeconomist. He moved later to Gruppo AEM, where he worked first as responsible for the trading of electricity and gas and then as CFO. In 2005 Edison recruited him as Chief Financial Officer and executive member of the Board of Directors, assignments He kept till 2007, the year He joined A2A as general manager. In 2010 He was appointed independent member of the Investment Committee of Inframed, a fund operating in the field of infrastructures in Turkey and North Africa. Renato Ravanelli has been working as Chief Executive Officer of F2i - Fondi italiani per le infrastrutture since 2014.

Federico Cervellini: new deal between MBM Group and Azerbaijan’s government

Director of Corporate Affairs by MBM Gorup, Dubai-based company, Federico Cervellini achieved many important agreements with foreign companies, allowing them to expand their business in the UAE territory: among the most recent agreements we can notice the one with Azerbaijan's Government.

Federico Cervellini and the agreement between MBM Group and Azerbaijan's government

Federico Cervellini - MBM GroupWelcomed by Heydar Asadov, Azerbaijan's Minister of Agriculture, Federico Cervellini Director of Corporate Affairs of MBM Group, together with the Head of Government Relations and the Director of Business Development, had a meeting with Azerbaijan's institutions, in order to discuss a plan of business able to develop this country's agricultural market. The main aim of the Dubai-based company is to attract UAE investors to Azerbaijan, in order to improve this field, proposing the achievement of specific solutions, such as the establishment of enterprises for the production of pesticides, the creation of agricultural parks and of logistics spots meant to store and trade livestock products. In so doing, it will be possible to export made-in-Azerbaijan agricultural products not only in the UAE, but also to further countries: Azerbaijan's position is really strategic, being a meeting point among Central Asia, Asian South-West and Europe. Federico Cervellini, on behalf of MBM Group, assured the Dubai-based company's availability in providing any kind of resources (both economic and operational) to help improving the agricultural production by getting new technologies of restructuring the infrastructures. The overall project was considered of having a strong effectiveness for both internal and external's sake, by both Azerbaijan's Minister of Agriculture and President Ilham Ailyev.

Federico Cervellini's professional background

Born in 1974, Federico Cervellini is a professional in the business developing field. Currently working in Dubai, he started his career in Italy, operating in the security sector and, in particular, for important stores, big names in the fashion fields, prominent people belonging to the show business and also for multinational corporations. His business developed especially during the Two Thousands, when his client base for the security services constantly grew, together with his professional skills: thanks to a specific update course, he managed to get an even better range of skills in the Marketing sector that he decided to use for an entrepreneurial operation. In 2005, indeed, Federico Cervellini gathered some partners and, together with them, founded Palazzo Guidi 1556, which is a suggestive location placed in the Emilia-Romagna hills, where clients can be hosted to party and celebrate all the kind of occasions, such as weddings, birthdays, receptions and special events, but also professional meetings and events, to be organized in the nice indoor part, as well as in the outdoor garden, especially recommended for the warm seasons. He moved outside Italy in 2009, directed to the United Arab Emirates, where he, at first, settled down in Abu Dhabi. In this city he received important professional tasks, which had to do with the institutions and his skills in the security profession. He was in fact in charge of taking care of Her Highness Sheikha Maryam bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan security and personal activities. His good job was noticed by Dubai Sheikh, His Highness Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, who in 2012 hired him to work in his private office as Director of Corporate Affairs.
Learn more about Federico Cervellini on H2Biz.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Federico Cervellini: from the Security Management to the Business Development in the UAE

Federico Cervellini’s professional path goes through different professional experiences, gathered both in Italy and in the United Arab Emirates, more precisely between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Federico Cervellini works mostly in the security field during the very first years of his professional career. After having cooperated with relevant clients in Italy - such as fashion brands, multinational corporation of the technology field, important stores and prominent personalities of the show business - he decided to move to the United Arab Emirates heading the Corporate Affairs sector of MBM Group.

Federico Cervellini's career inside the national boundaries

Federico Cervellini - MBM GroupFederico Cervellini is born in 1974. He starts over his professional career working as a Security operator for commercial stores, entertaining facilities and relevant personalities operating in the show business located in the Italian territory. Along the way, he decided to improve his professional skills and therefore he started attending courses, which gave him even more knowledge in the security professional sector. In 2002, in fact, he attended the high-speed driving course for armoured vehicles, the next year an advanced self-defence course. In 2004, he found the chance to grow even more his experience, starting cooperating with important and worldwide known fashion brands, as well as with multinational corporations specialized in the technology sector, holding the job title of Security Manager. Thanks to skills acquired, he later worked also as a Bodyguard, not only for the entertainment professional from the show business, but also in behalf of important and relevant businessmen. Having successfully passed the Marketing course he attended in 2004, Federico Cervellini managed to found, together with some faithful partners, palazzo Guidi 1556: this is the biggest entrepreneurial initiative ever taken by the professional. An old but fascinating palace has been restructured in order to give birth to a beautiful location, which hosts not only marriages and important events, but also parties and all kind of celebrations, surrounded by the Emilia-Romagna hills. His most important role inside this activity is the one of Sales and Marketing Manager, as well as Public Relations Manager.

Federico Cervellini moving to the Middle East

In 2009, Federico Cervellini decided to bring his huge professional experience to the United Arab Emirates and more precisely to the city of Abu Dhabi, at first. Here, he worked as Head of International Business Development in behalf of Her Highness, the local Sheikha Maryam bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan. Apart from her personal activities, he was in charge of taking care of her personal security, taking indeed advantage of his previous and important professional tasks. Other important cooperation were established during these first years in the United Arab Emirates, such as the ones with MAZCORP and Caffè Pascucci, working for them as Business Development Manager. He left Abu Dhabi in 2012, and headed to Dubai. Here he joined MBM Group, company founded in 2006 and still guided by the local Sheikh, His Highness Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum. As a part of the Group, Federico Cervellini fulfills the important role of Director of Corporate Affairs. MBM Group is a ten year experienced company, which operates in giving foreign investors the chance to easily find their way through the quite new, but promising, Middle Eastern market. Although being a huge land of opportunities, this particular market turns out to have its peculiar rules to be respected in order to start winning investments. That is where the role of such a professional becomes fundamental for entrepreneurs coming from all over the world.
More on Federico Cervellini at his official Wikipedia page.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Quercus and Swiss Life Asset Managers announce the acquisition of two photovoltaic (PV) plants in Italy with a combined capacity of c. 7.3MW


London, Luxembourg: 22 July 2016: Quercus Assets Selection and Swiss Life Asset Managers announce the successful acquisition of two ground-mounted solar PV plants with a capacity of 6.5MW and 0.77MW respectively, located in the Molise Region, Italy.

The transaction was carried out and completed by Azienda Solare Italiana S.p.A (“ASI”), formerly known as Antin Solar Investments, which Quercus and Swiss Life Asset Managers acquired in April 2016 through a 50/50 joint venture. With these additions, ASI’s portfolio consists of eleven plants totalling 84.4 MW and a combined annual production of 140 GWh.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Giulio Valiante’s profile: Business Angel and StartUp Investor

Thanks to Giulio Valiante, today one of the most successful Manager and Business Angel in Italy, in the last decade a large number of startups has increased their business and has become huger companies.

Giulio Valiante's career: first years in marketing sector

Giulio Valiante - Business angelBorn in Naples in 1963, Giulio Valiante's academic path took place in his hometown, at the Federico II University, where he studied Economics and Business. Here, he gained his Bachelor's degree with valuable results in 1988. His professional path started in 1989 when he started working for Henkel Group, remaining in this company until 1995. Working at first in Milan, he also got the chance to join the Group's Vienna seat, between 1991 and 1993. In this international environment, he joined the team that managed the integration process of the marketing strategies dedicated to the Western part of Europe. In 1995, he got hired from Wax Italy, a further consumer goods distributing company, where he operated as Export & Marketing Manager in charge of the European Automotive Division. Two years later Giulio Valiante moved to Barilla Alimentare S.p.A., one of the major Italian multinational corporations. He worked as Trade & International Sales Account Manager until 1999, when he decided to give his career a fresh new start and, therefore, changed his professional field. His new career was going to be settled in the digital economy sector, becoming a forerunner of a field that was just blooming in Italy at that time and, therefore, one of the first players in this new world.

The career of Federico Cervellini from the start to its recent developments

All activities and tasks Federico Cervellini undertook during his career, from his debut in the security sector, to the position of Director of Corporate Affairs of MBM Group in Dubai.

The career of Federico Cervellini in its infancy

Federico Cervellini - Director of Corporate AffairsFederico Cervellini was born in 1974, attending high school in Emilia-Romagna region. He began his professional career in the Italian territory, addressing security duties in favor of internationally renowned consumer goods businesses, as well as prominent professionals belonging to the world of entertainment, in the period between 1998 and 2003. He continued his professional path elevating his customers' level and paying professional security services for well-known fashion houses as well as for large multinationals, particularly those working in the technology sector. Diversifying his activities, in 2005 Federico Cervellini decided to found in partnership an entertainment activity called Palazzo Guidi 1556. Based in the city of Rimini, dedicated to all kind of events, such as weddings, parties and celebrations, this special location is specialized in offering banqueting and catering services. Inside this business, Federico Cervellini is handling Public Relations activities, as well as taking the responsibilities of Sales and Marketing sectors of the business. The skills he managed to acquire are such that he got called to perform the same work for similar businesses.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Per4m Asset Management LLP has received the AMF French authorization

Per4m Asset management (PAM) LLP
Per4m Asset management (PAM) LLP
Dr. Iyad Farah has announced that as of May 23,2016, Per4m Asset management (PAM) LLP, has received from the French AMF (“Autorité sur les Marches Financiers”) the license to operate in France under the constraints of Article 18 of the European UCITS IV directive 2009/65/EC. Dr. Farah stressed further that in the course of June 2016, the license to operate in Ireland, Italy and other EU countries should be received”.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

10 steps to prep your new small business for success

Starting a small business is a long sought-after dream for many Americans. Unfortunately, for half of those who pursue that dream, the ending isn't a happy one (click here to download statistics from the U.S. Small Business Association).

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

From San Marino to Dubai: Federico Cervellini’s professional path

Thanks to his long working experience, Federico Cervellini became an expert in important sectors, such as marketing and security, which he managed to carry out at the service of HH Dubai’s Sheik
Federico Cervellini made a long experience in the security and marketing sector, which he was able to improve, moving to United Arab Emirates: since 2012, he works as Director of Corporate Affairs in Dubai, at the service of HH Sheik Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Yahoo to Keep Alibaba Stake but Spin Off Core Businesses

SAN FRANCISCO — Even after the Internal Revenue Service refused in September to grant its blessing to Yahoo’s proposed tax-free spinoff of its $32 billion stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Marissa Mayerwas determined to go forward with the deal. In late October, Ms. Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, told shareholders that the plan was on track, and the preparations were still continuing last month.

Per4m Asset Management LLP : ongoing negotiations with Market Risk Management S.R.L

Iyad Farah, CIO di Per4m Asset Management (PAM) LLP
Iyad Farah, CIO di Per4m Asset Management (PAM) LLP
Dr. Iyad Farah has announced that Per4m Asset management (PAM) LLP, has entered into discussions with Market Risk Management S.R.L of Milano, Italy with the objective of exploring business opportunities for which the two companies “could join forces” in order to achieve a significant added-value to their respective customers. About Market Risk Management S.R.L (“MRM”): MRM is a limited liability company based in Milano, Italy, which specializes in providing sophisticated investment advisory services to institutional clients. Its founder, Francesco Caruso, graduated in economics from the Bocconi University in Milano. He has earned numerous financial technical analysis awards and became the first Master of Financial and Technical analysis (MFTA) in Italy. He also received a John Brooks Award from the International Federation of Technical Analysis.

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