F&P4BIZ is an independent company, founded by Guglielmo Fiocchi and Maurizio Perroni (F&P), joined by Andrea Lovato as managing partner, designed to help business and finance work together. It’s a boutique provider of tailor-made solutions for companies and investors, based in the heart of Milan but with a global reach.
Fiocchi, Perroni e Lovato, the managing partners of the company who benefit from an extensive professional network, have backgrounds in industry and private equity. Their career history guarantees an integrated package of know-how, experience and networking: the result of more than 75 years of professional activity, working with SMEs as well as multinationals, both in Italy and beyond. The skills and network of the founders are complemented by those of the managing partner, Andrea Lovato.
Operating since the second half of 2019, F&P4BIZ is registered with A.I.F.I (Associazione Italiana del Private Equity, Venture Capital e Private Debt).
F&P4BIZ is an investment boutique in illiquid assets according to the “Club Deal” formula, characterized by a logic of co-investment and co-participation of its Investment Partners “on a deal by deal basis”.
In addition to private equity operations, the services offered by F&P4BIZ include both the development of business strategies and the improvement of business performances with an all-round support of the entrepreneur and his management, with the application of established methodologies.
In addition, the company advises on M&A operations. F&P4BIZ works with entrepreneurs in the industrial and service sectors and with investors interested in not only investing risk capital into businesses, but also following the growth of those businesses closely. At the disposal of both a catalogue of personalized services and advices cut out on the needs and propensities of each client.
All the decisions and actions of F&P4BIZ are governed by knowledge, independence, passion for our work, openness, transparency, integrity and the desire to do the best job possible.
He is an industrial management expert. After graduating in Aerospace Engineering at the Milan Polytechnic, for over 20 years he has held top positions both in Italy and abroad, as CEO or General Manager, in large international industrial groups – BTR, Pirelli, Sogefi, Sinterama – with global responsibility in diversified business – B2B, B2C, Retail, OEM, Aftermarket – and industrial sectors – Automotive, Textile, Packaging, Energy Trasmission, Apparel, Transport.
Grown in a family of entrepreneurs since 1876, Guglielmo has plenty of experience in different kind of environments (more than 15 years abroad,UK-Spain and Germany) and different strategies , from growth through innovation or new markets exploitation or acquisitions to turnaround operations and industrial restructuring.
He also adds M&A expertise, as well as extraordinary finance alongside institutional investors. Guglielmo combines the classic managerial competences with mentoring and coaching capabilities , delivering keynote speeches such as Lectio Magistralis at the prestigious Bocconi School of Management SDA (“ managers as entrepreneur in a multinational company”).
He’s an alumnus board member of Milan Polytechnic (Alumni Politecnico di Milano), from which he graduated with the ‘Iosti’ prize – for the youngest candidate to get MSc with fullnotes. He also invests in start-ups himself. In 2014 he was nominated “Automotive Supplier CEO of the year” (europe.autonews.com).
Private Capital and M&A expert, he graduated cum laude in Economics at the Rome L.U.I.S.S. University and holds an MBA from Leonard Stern School of Business at New York University. Most of his career has been spent in the Private Equity sector, as Chief Executive Officer and Investment Director in leading operators such as Chase Gemina Italia, CVC Capital Partners, Quadrivio, Siparex, Cape.
He has acquired over 25 years of experience in the investments and in the management of investment portfolios in both industrial and service companies, in Italy and abroad. He has sat on several boards of directors of the investee companies and contributed to support entrepreneur and management in the implementation of the company value improvement strategies.
Chartered Accountant, he is a member of the M&A Commission of the A.I.F.I. (Italian Association of Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt).
Lovato is an engineer with a degree from Milan Polytechnic and has extensive experience as a top manager in Italy and abroad for large multinationals, holding a wide variety of top management positions in numerous industries.
His career began at Forster Wheeler in 1990, before moving to the United Kingdom in 1992, where he worked for the Mars Group. From 1993 to 2000 he was at Pirelli Tyres, where he oversaw the restructuring of industrial activities and the development of new initiatives in the Asian region. In 2000 he was among the founders of Jakala, a company that over time has become a leader in multichannel services and web marketing with more than 300 million euros in sales. Since 2003 Lovato has been with Fiat and then Iveco as Vice President Strategies, a position he left in 2005 to join the Techint Group, where he remains until 2022, holding various roles: from 2015 to 2020 he is CEO of Tenova (a world leader in the development of innovative and sustainable solutions for the metallurgical and mining industry) and then, from 2020 to 2022, CEO of Takraf GmbH (a German group for the design and supply of material handling systems).
Engineer with proven problem solving skills (GMAT 760), bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering (110 cum laude) at the University of Modena completed in two years, master’s degree in Management Engineering (110) at the Politecnico di Milano, semester at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo and winning the CFA Research Challenge at national level.
Three-month internship in the Milan office of Bain & Company. From 2019 to 2021 he worked in Zurich for SUSI Partners AG, a Swiss fund manager with approximately EUR 2bn AUM, where he gained experience on Private Equity and Private Debt transactions mainly in the energy sector. From the beginning of 2022 he joined the F&P4BIZ team with the role of Associate and responsibility over all business areas.
Entrepreneur. For more than 30 years, he managed, as major shareholder and CEO, ISA, a company in the province of Varese, Italy, leader in the electrical equipment testing sector. In 2017, he opened the company’s capital to a private equity fund and started a further growth process through acquisitions, creating the Altanova Group. A leader in the field of testing and continuous monitoring of high-voltage electrical infrastructure, Altanova was formed through the acquisition of Techimp, which operates in the partial discharge sector, and IntelliSAW, a US company that makes temperature and partial discharge sensors. In 2021, the Group was sold to the American multinational ESCO Technologies. The transaction resonated widely in the Private Equity world, winning the Demattè 2021 award in the Buy Out category. After the acquisition by ESCO and until July 2022, he held the role of wordwide manager of the Altanova and Doble Group activities.
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