Capitals to grow: an event to get to know who supports the Italian companies

Date October 06 2020
Source Forbes

Re-launching the country cannot be separated from investing in the real economy. And it is important to get ready for the recovery by creating a partnership between complementary finance and entrepreneurs. With this in mind, Phoenix Group Advisory organised the event Capitali per crescere” (“Capitals to grow”), named after Mario Basilico’s book published by BFC. The event was hosted at the Centro Congressi della Fondazione Cariplo in Milan, and it was n opportunity to get to know, along with funds and investment companies, the opportunities offered to companies from complementary finance and from patient capitals. Marco Barlassina, Director at, and Mario Basilico, Senior Partner at Phoenix Group moderated three roundtables on the topics of Company’s growth and development, Internationalisation and Generational transition. After a presentation by Alessandro Fischetti, Managing Director at Leanus, about the state of health of the Italian SMEs pre- and post-Covid, with also a scenario analysis for the next few years, the event featured a debate between numerous speakers:

Gianni Galasso, Head of Private Equity – EOS Investment Management Group

Marta Brunelli, Member of the Board of Directors – Fe Alternative Sicav Plc

Massimiliano Gilardi, President – E-levation Innovation Association

Luca Goldoni, Equity Origination Emilia Romagna – Simest Spa

Enrico Magni, President and Managing Director – TXT e-solutions

Philippe Lautenberg, Managing partner – Bregal Milestone (reporting from London)

Paola Generali, President – Assintel

Marco Rosati, Internal Relations Director and associative development of the UCIMU Foundation

Mauro CastellanoDirector at Ersel Investimenti Spa

Together, they answered questions like: What can an investment fund do for a SME wanting to grow internally or externally? And what can a company do to develop projects on international markets?