OUR TEAM

Vitale can leverage on the largest team focused on financial advisory in the Italian market, with over 40 professionals in its Milan and Rome offices

OUR TEAM

Vitale is characterized by the quality of its people, with high skills and different backgrounds that enable the structuring and execution of a broad range of transactions in terms of type and size.

All professionals are directly involved in the execution phase, including partners, who have the responsibility of the implementation of each project in addition to their supervisory role.

MANAGING PARTNERS

Orlando Barucci
Managing Partner

Orlando is a founding partner of Vitale with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial industry. 

Across the years he has built a unique network of relationships with key decision makers across all the market sectors and with institutional clients.

He successfully completed several M&A and financial restructuring transactions in healthcare, construction, automotive, real estate, utilities, retail, services and business information.

Orlando has a unique experience in complex financial restructuring transactions, also in the framework of procedures provided for by bankruptcy law for the management of corporate crisis.

Prior to founding Vitale, Orlando was responsible for Planning and Control in Montedison Group, also taking care of the Group’s extraordinary financial transactions and worked for KPMG in Milan and Lazard in Paris.

obarucci@vitale-co.com

Alberto Gennarini
Managing Partner

Alberto is a founding partner of Vitale with more than 30 years’ experience in the financial advisory industry. 

He has a unique M&A track-record in Italy especially in food & beverage and consumer goods industry having advised large international companies, Italian family-owned businesses and private equity funds involved in mergers & acquisitions. He is also a member of the BoD of several large companies operating in the consumer goods industry. 

Member of the Advisory Board of IDEA Taste of Italy fund. Frequently invited as Lecturer / Visiting Professor for Undergraduate or MBA programs at Bocconi University. 

Prior to founding Vitale, Alberto was Deputy General Manager of Euromobiliare Corporate Finance.

agennarini@vitale-co.com

Daniele Sottile
Executive Vice Chairman

Daniele is a founding partner of Vitale with more than 25 years’ experience in the financial advisory industry. 

He has successfully advised several transactions in the field of privatization, capital markets and M&A in Financial Services, Aerospace and Defense, IT, Telecommunications and Media. 

He also acted as an independent expert at the disposal of the High Court of Justice in London and personally held numerous positions for the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Prior to founding Vitale, Daniele was Director and board member at Lazard Italia with specific responsibilities in the Financial Services and in the management of relationships with several large listed groups.

dsottile@vitale-co.com

PARTNERS

Paolo Bellacosa
Partner

Paolo joined Vitale Real Estate in 2017.

He has more than 15 years track record in cross-border real estate capital markets. 

Involved in several M&A transactions, has an unparalleled experience with large international and national investors. Specific background that makes him one of the most experienced professionals in Italy in the real estate investment banking arena.

Prior to joining Vitale, Paolo was Managing Director at BNP Paribas Real Estate and CBRE

pbellacosa@vitale-co.com

Massimo Insalaco
Partner

Massimo joined Vitale in 2001 and became a partner in 2014. 

He has executed several M&A and financial restructuring transactions, both Italian and cross border, with a focus on financial, consumer goods, IT, logistics and automotive sectors. 

Prior to joining Vitale, Massimo was Director at Montedison.

Massimo holds is qualified as statutory auditor.

minsalaco@vitale-co.com

Riccardo Martinelli
Partner

Riccardo joined Vitale in 2001 and became a partner in 2005 

He has matured over more than 20 years a deep knowledge of the entrepreneurial world in Italy and of excellences in the industrial, engineering, packaging, automotive, fashion and retail sectors. He has worked on several M&A and debt restructuring transactions involving private and family owned companies, large domestic and international groups and private equity funds.

Prior to joining Vitale, Riccardo was Director at ING and PWC and an associate at Lazard.

Riccardo holds an MBA from INSEAD.

rmartinelli@vitale-co.com

Gaia Mazzalveri
Partner

Gaia joined Vitale in 2020 as a partner.

She has more than 25 years of experience in Financial Institutions and Financial Markets.

Gaia has an important track record in mergers and acquisitions in the Financial Institutions sector in Italy, having assisted all the main financial, banking and insurance companies, private equity funds, companies operating in the Quasi-banking sector, Banking Foundations and Italian institutions involved in M&A, ECM and DCM transactions.

Before joining Vitale, Gaia was Co-Head of Investment Banking at Equita Sim, Assistant to the Managing Director at Banco Popolare, Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, Head of FIG at Mediobanca and Senior Associate at Ernst & Young. Gaia was also a member of the Board of Directors of Datalogic, Alba Leasing, Bormioli Rocco and Esperia SGR.

gmazzalveri@vitale-co.com

Giovanni Maria Paviera
Partner

Giovanni joined Vitale Real Estate in 2017.

He has more than 30 years track record in the real estate market industry. Involved in fund and asset management of large and structured portfolios owned by institutional investors. He has been involved in the structuring of M&A transactions and in landmark development urban projects.

Giovanni is also Non-Executive Chairman at Borio Mangiarotti

Prior to joining Vitale, Giovanni was CEO at CDP Immobiliare and Generali Real Estate Italia Sgr.

gpaviera@vitale-co.com

Roberto Sambuco
Partner

Roberto joined Vitale in 2014 and became partner in 2016.

Professional with experience both in the public and private sector, expert in the management of development and growth opportunities of private and public projects, in the definition and execution of major corporate finance transactions, in the management of company crisis, in the establishment of public/private partnerships. He has an extensive knowledge of the Infrastructure, Networks and Regulated Markets fields, in particular TLC and Energy. He has always followed with particular interest, also academically, the issues connected to economy’s digitalization, to the development of start-up and Venture Capital.

Prior to joining Vitale, Roberto was Head of the Communication Department at the Ministry of Economic Development.

rsambuco@vitale-co.com

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Marco Bigogno
Managing Director
Marco joined Vitale in 2002. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial advisory industry. Involved in numerous M&A operations in the health, real estate and consumer goods sectors. He also followed advisory operations for IPOs and, more generally, on the capital market. Consolidated experience in complex financial restructuring operations, also as part of the procedures provided for by the bankruptcy law for the management of the corporate crisis. Prior to joining Vitale, Marco was part of the M&A team at Euromobiliare Corporate Finance mbigogno@vitale-co.com
Giovanni Mautone
Managing Director
Giovanni joined Vitale in 2016. He has more than 12 years’ experience in the financial advisory industry. He has advised national and international companies and private equity funds on several mergers & acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border) and Equity Capital Market transactions mainly on industrial, energy, infrastructure and consumer goods sectors. Prior to joining Vitale, Giovanni was part of the M&A team at Société Générale. gmautone@vitale-co.com
Valentina Salari
Managing Director
Valentina joined Vitale in 2009. She has more than 12 years’ experience in the financial advisory industry. She has advised national and international companies and private equity funds on several mergers & acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border) and debt-related transactions (even in proceedings regulated by the bankruptcy law) especially in consumer goods and retail. Prior to joining Vitale in 2009, Valentina was part of the Italian M&A team at Deutsche Bank. vsalari@vitale-co.com

DIRECTOR

Raffaele Ciccarelli
Director

Raffaele joined Vitale in 2011.

Raffaele has more than 10 years’ experience in the financial advisory industry. He has been involved in several mergers & acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border) and debt-related transactions (even in proceedings regulated by the bankruptcy law) especially in food & beverage, consumer goods, packaging, business services and retail.

Prior to join Vitale, Raffaele was part of Partners CPA.

rciccarelli@vitale-co.com

Francesco Fornarelli
Director

Francesco joined Vitale in 2017.

He has more than 12 years’ experience in the financial advisory industry.

He has advised national and international companies and private equity funds on several mergers & acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border) and capital markets transaction in financial services, IT, Telecom and Media and Retail.

Prior to joining Vitale, Francesco was part of the M&A team at UniCredit and Financial Services team at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

ffornarelli@vitale-co.com

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