Sienna Private Equity opens a Milan office and appoints new head.
Private Equity (SPE), a mid-market private equity investor
backed by Sienna Investment Managers, has appointed
Alessandro Fogo (pictured) as partner and head of SPE in Italy.
Fogo has experience in private equity and investment banking in
Italy and internationally. Notably, he had a 17-year tenure at
Investindustrial, where he was a partner, most recently leading
the Italian team for their growth strategy.
With this appointment, Sienna Private Equity said it can
deploy new capabilities into the Italian market where it
will pursue its strategy focusing on value-oriented opportunities
and building sector leaders through buy-and-build
platforms. SPE invests equity tickets of €25 million ($27
million) to €100 million, in both control and minority
“Our goal is to identify and develop companies with high growth
potential, implementing SPE”s distinguished all-weather
investment strategy to drive substantial value,” Fogo said.
“His appointment reflects our ambition to grow at the European
level and in particular in Italy, a country in which we firmly
believe there is fantastic potential in the mid-market space
thanks to the quality of local entrepreneurs,” Vincent Catherine,
founding partner of Sienna Private Equity, added.
Sienna Investment Managers is a multi-expertise pan-European
asset manager of the publicly traded investment holding company
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert. With a team of around 300
professionals, Sienna IM operates in Paris, Luxembourg, London,
Hamburg, Frankfurt, Madrid, Amsterdam and Seoul.
Spanning listed and private assets (real estate, private debt,
private equity, and venture capital), Sienna IM builds bespoke
and solutions for its clients. As of end-2023, the group
oversees €34 billion assets under management, of which
nearly a half are classified as articles 8 and 9 under the EU
Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation.