FAI – Futuro All'Impresa

Team

Managing Partner

Guglielmo Ruggeri

Founding Partner and CEO

Guglielmo started out as an entrepreneur in the High End Fashion Manufacturing sector. Over the course of 25 years, he served as CEO and senior partner to his family-owned Company (Meras SpA), and shareholder and board member to the Swiss Fashion Company Riri Group SA, born from the merger of Riri SA, Meras Spa and Cobrax Spa.

Guglielmo has proven expertise in the automotive and precision mechanics industries, thanks to his former role as CEO in companies in which he was shareholder, such as the Italian company Borroni Powertain. FAI later acquired Borroni as its first club deal.

Currently, apart from being FAI’s CEO since 2008, Guglielmo is a shareholder of the Italian service holding company italianstyleinvest. He also serves as board member to several other companies.

Guglielmo holds a Business and Economics Degree from the University of Brescia.

Team Member of the following deals

Sold to
Buy-side Advisory
2018
Sold to
Buy-side Advisory
2018
Acquired
Sell-side Advisory
2017
Acquired a stoke
Sell-side Advisory
2014
Invested in
Buy-side Advisory
2012
Invested in
Buy-side Advisory
2012
Partner

Enrico Scio

Founding partner and Chairman

Enrico has thirty years of proven experience as a qualified Accountant. He advises companies covering a range of sectors.

He holds a Degree in Business and Economics from the University of Parma in Italy and a licence to practice since 1988. Since 1990, he has executed M&A transactions in Italy and across Europe, as well as executing corporate Turnarounds and Debt Restructuring operations. Enrico is also part of the Governance committees of several corporate groups.

He serves as board member and auditor to various companies, including listed ones, operating in a wide range of sectors including the metalworking and mechanical engineering industries, food & beverage, publishing and biomedical industries.

Currently, other than serving as Chairman for FAI since 2010, Enrico is the Chairman of the farming company «Le Colombaie» and the Italian newspaper La Verità Panorama.

Team member of the following deals

Sold to
Buy-side Advisory
2018
Sold to
Buy-side Advisory
2016
Invested in
Buy-side Advisory
2012
Sold to
Buy-side Advisory
2009
Acquired
Sell-side Advisory
2005
Sold to
Buy-side Advisory
1997
Partner

Luigi Maniglio

Partner

After working for McKinsey as a management consultant, Luigi has gained over 30 years of experience in M&A and restructuring operations for private companies, operating as Principal for Family Offices and international investors.

Luigi boasts a sectorial specialization in the mechanical industry (packaging, machine tools, iron and steel) but has also gained experience in other sectors (chemistry, hotels, healthcare), in Europe (mainly Italy and Germany, but also Scandinavia, France and the UK), the American continent and Far East Asia.

Among the most relevant projects on which Luigi has worked, a specific mention is to give to Sympak (creation through mergers and acquisitions of a European food processing and packaging group) and FFG Europe & Americas (growth through acquisitions in Europe and the United States of Fair Friend Group, one of Asia’s largest machine tools manufacturer).

 

Luigi holds a degree in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University in Milan, and holds an MBA from Insead in Fontainebleau.

Team member of the following deals

SOLD TO
Sell-side Principal
2017
ACQUIRED
Buy-side Principal
2016
ACQUIRED
Buy-side Principal
2015
ACQUIRED
Buy-side Principal
2013
ACQUIRED
Buy-side Principal
2007
ACQUIRED
Buy-side Principal
1999
Partner

Luka Trapic

Partner

With effect from the 1st of November 2019, Luka Trapic has been appointed as a Partner of Futuro All’Impresa. Luka brings to the new role over 20 years experience in the automotive industry, working with three major international car manufacturers.

Luka started his career in 2000 as Financial Controller at the PSA Group in Paris. He went on to hold various positions in purchasing, engineering, project management and engine development.

In 2006, he was appointed Programme Manager of the ‘Prince-family’ project, a joint PSA and BMW gasoline engine development venture, based in Munich.

Luka joined Ferrari S.p.A. in 2009 as Powertrain Purchasing Manager, before going on to lead the Ferrari California product line from 2011 to 2013. In 2013, he became Powertrain Platform Director, managing all interdisciplinary tasks for the development and industrialization of Ferrari and Maserati engines.

In 2016, Luka won the Automotive News Europe the Rising Star award for up and coming executives in engineering.

In 2017, Luka was appointed as Ferrari SpA’s Purchasing Director managing all perimeters from the road car division to Formula 1 as well as the group’s subsidiaries.

Luka holds a Master’s degree in technology and innovation management from the University Paris Dauphine and a Master’s degree in technical project engineering from Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg.

Team member of the following deals

Manager

Marco Tixon

Manager

He graduated in Business Economics from the Parthenope University of Naples, and later obtained an MBA in Auditing and Business Administration.

Marco has 11 years of proven experience as a Relationship Manager at Credit Agricole Italia, managing medium and large international companies related to the following sectors: Agribusiness, Textile, Iron and Steel, Automotive.

His latest experience was within the team of Osculati & Partners, where he held the position of Senior Business Consultant for Merger & Acquisition operations, due diligence, balance sheet analysis.

Marco has extensive experience in Corporate Finance, Business Planning, Strategic Planning and Financial Restructuring.

Currently, he manages M&A and Debt Advisory projects with a focus on debt and industrial restructuring.

Team member of the following deals

ACQUIRED
Buy-side Advisory
2017
Turnaround Project
2015
ACQUIRED
Buy-side Advisory
2014
Senior Advisor

Marco Rossini

Senior Advisor

Marco holds a Master’s Degree from Bocconi University in Milan, and has more than 10 years of experience in Strategic Consulting for commercial and industrial corporations, as well as in Business Development.

He currently holds various roles for the strategic and business development of various top-tier companies in the engineering and composites field, in particular in the OEM sector. He also is a Board Member of a renowned wine company based in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Having worked for various multinational corporations such as Ethicon (a Johnson & Johnson company), General Motors Corporation and Piaggio Group, he has developed expertise in international business development, having as well been CEO of a multinational group active in the production of plants for the food & beverage industry.

Marco has also been shareholder of a company producing plants for the pharmaceutical and petrochemical sector.

In the frozen food sector, he has been advisor of Forno d’Asolo for its international expansion, also being CEO of FDA UK before it was sold to an Investment Fund.

He then held various positions for a number of years (2008-2012) in Unindustria Treviso, both on the board of directors and on the executive board, focusing on business networks and also serving as vice president of metalworkers.

He began his career at the purchasing office at Electrolux, after graduating in economics following his Diploma in Aeronautics after which he obtained both an airplane pilot’s license and an acrobatic license.

Team member of the following deals

Senior Advisor

Thomas Ellenberger

Senior Advisor

Thomas has fifteen years of proven experience in the fields of Strategic Consulting, Finance / Investment Management and Business Development.

Since 2016 he has been focusing on Business Development services (market entry/market development, corporate finance, strategic consulting) through his Zurich-based firm SBDS GmbH.

Previously, he has been CEO of an Alternative Investment group (headquartered in London and with offices in Zurich and Lugano) and was responsible of the implementation of the group’s new business strategy, consisting of various new Fund launches and extensive new client acquisition activities.

At the beginning of his career, Thomas worked as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company in Zurich and in business development roles in various Asset Management firms.

Thomas holds a Master’s Degree in Quantitative Finance from University of Zurich, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of St. Gallen and is a CFA and CAIA charterholder. Furthermore, Thomas holds a Master’s in Orchestra Conducting from the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).

Team member of the following deals

INVESTED IN
Sell-side Principal
2018
Associate

Nicola Guerrini

Associate

After an Investment Banking experience in the M&A team of Banca IMI (the investment banking branch of Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s main commercial bank) Nicola joined Futuro all’Impresa, where he is in charge of the analysis and execution of the M&A and Turnaround projects, paying particular attention to the digital sector.

Previously, Nicola gained experience working for a Milan-based Private Debt Fund, as well as for the Advisory company KPMG, in the Transfer Pricing division.

Nicola holds a master’s degree in Accounting, Finance and Control from Bocconi University in Milan, and has had various abroad experiences in the United States (Andover Academy and Exeter Academy), United Kingdom (The London School of Economics and Political Sciences) and Hong Kong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Team member of the following deals

Debt restructuring ex. Art. 67 L.F.
2018