AGLAIA CAPITAL PARTNERS IS AN INDEPENDENT ADVISORY COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN STRATEGY AND FINANCE. IT ALSO PROVIDES MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO ITS CLIENTS.
The main mission of Aglaia is to generate value for its clients by supporting them in their relevant strategic and financial decisions. Aglaia supports its clients in the execution of extraordinary transactions and in the ordinary activities of corporate finance, optimisation of current operations and risk management.
EXPERIENCE AND APPROACH
Created in 2019, Aglaia is based in Rome and operates globally, relying on a professional team that has successfully held, in Italy and abroad, leading roles in important industrial, bank and insurance groups, founding their leadership on integrity, commitment, quality and innovation. Aglaia operates through long standing relationships with its clients, with a methodological approach based on the research and consolidation of the most promising patterns of growth, profitability and risk mitigation.
STRATEGIC ADVISORY AND RELEVANT TRANSACTIONS
The activity of Aglaia is mainly focused on energy transition, capital goods and finance sectors. Aglaia supports its clients based on customized standard methodologies in the valuation end execution of their strategies in product/market, industrial approach, p&l and finance.
Aglaia supports its clients in their relevant mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures transactions, aligning its contribution to the client need, from structuring to supporting in the execution.
OPTIMIZATION OF TAX AND LEGAL STRUCTURES
Aglaia supports its clients in their tax and legal planning, in line with strategic objectives, together with other specialist contributions.
SUPPORT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW INVESTMENT PROJECTS
Aglaia supports its clients in the planning, organization, development and execution on new investment projects.
PLANNING OF CASH FLOW AND INVESTED CAPITAL
Aglaia supports its clients in the valuation and optimization of expected cash flows, in the identification of invested capital needs and in the selection of the most suitable financial instruments to fund such needs. Aglaia supports its clients in the relevant negotiations for either the acquisition of new financial instruments or the renegotiation of existing ones.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CAPITAL MARKETS
Aglaia supports its clients in public and private markets capital raising offerings, based on a fiduciary relationship free of conflicts of interest, in the structuring and implementation of the transaction, including support in the relationship with relevant counterparties, such as public and Stock Exchange authorities, coordinating banks, audit, investors, rating agencies, other consultants etc.
STRUCTURING OF SPECIALIZED FINANCIAL PROGRAMS
Aglaia supports its clients in the structuring and execution of specialized financial programs such as project finance, securitisation, export credit, factoring and hedge derivatives in interest rates and forex.
Aglaia supports its clients in the development, implementation and execution of companies processes with structured logics and the support of specific IT solutions.
Aglaia supports its clients in the implementation of internal control processes necessary to reach market standards in risk management and ESG criteria application.
The company, 40% owned by Aglaia, supplies credit intermediation services and is subject to OAM control.
Sustainable Ventures, of which Aglaia owns a minority, is a SPAC aimed at the listing on the Italian Stock Exchange, through a merger, of industrial companies that operate in the green transition.
The Company, of which Aglaia owns a minority, pursues the management of FIA Investment Funds.
Luigi graduated with honors in Economics at La Sapienza University in Rome with Prof. Federico Caffè. He formed professionally in the United States at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and then at Lazard Frères & Co. in the corporate finance department. He got traineeships at Single Buoy Moorings in Monaco and at Morgan Grenfell & Co. Ltd. In London.
He worked for over 30 years in Leonardo (then Finmeccanica) holding different roles in business development and finance as Finance Director. In such period he participated in all group M&A transactions and directed all capital markets transactions for over 30 billion euros, for example:
- Acquisitions: transportation (CSEE, US&S, Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie, etc.), automation (Elsag, Bailey Controls, Hartmann & Brown, etc), semiconductors (MEI and STMicroelectronics), energy (subsidiaries of Ansaldo Energia), defence electronics (Selenia, Selex UK subsidiaries), armaments (MBDA, Oto Melara, Wass), helicopters (Agusta, Westland, then 50% of AgustaWestland), aerospace (Avio, Thales Alenia Space etc);
- Divestitures: Alfa Romeo, VM Motori, Elsag Bailey Process Automation, Avio, Ansaldo Energia, STMicroelectronics, Ansaldo Signal, etc;
- Equity and Convertible Offerings: Finmeccanica IPO through reverse merger with SIFA and following share capital increases of Finmeccanica, Finmeccanica privatisation, NYSE IPO and following divestitures of STMicroelectronics, Ansaldo STS IPO, Elsag Bailey Process Automation NYSE IPO, Ansaldo Trasporti IPO, Aeritalia IPO, etc;
- Bond Offerings: Finmeccanica Finance, Finmeccanica, Ansaldo Trasporti, STMicroelectronics etc
While at Leonardo he acted as Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Board Member of a large number of controlled companies. As Finance Director of Leonardo he managed programs for the automation and centralization of group financial activities and managed important books of hedge derivative positions in interest rates, forex and equity. He managed the activities of the group in factoring, sale finance (and related bonding) and project finance, particularly in energy, transportation and space. He managed programs for the centralization of group real estate properties and for the centralization of group purchases, while running the specific group companies.
He then acted as CFO of Poste Italiane in the preparation of the Company IPO, as Managing Director of Mediocredito Centrale, where he contributed to the modernisation of the bank and to its divestiture from Poste Italiane to Invitalia, and as Chairman of Poste Vita.
He currently manages the two newly created companies Aglaia Capital Partners, active as independent advisor and service provider, and Mediagreen, active in the regulated business of credit intermediation. He currently acts as Chairman of the Investment Committee of Fondo Sud managed by CDP Ventures SGR SpA.
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