• More than 20 years of experience in investment banking and structured finance, Alessandro has extensive expertise in structuring and execution of complex financings & M&A transactions across European markets and exposure to Africa, Middle East, Asia and USA, where he has developed long-term relationships with several international banks, alternative funds and private equity houses.
  • Funder of DDO Capital, a small advisory boutique specialized in debt financing.
  • Head of Debt Finance for Barclays Bank in Italy, where his main responsibilities included origination and execution of all medium-long term financing such as corporate & acquisition financing, LBOs, project & asset financing, and the management of a 2bn€ assets portfolio.
  • Co-headed Barclays Leveraged Finance & Financial Sponsors Group for Western Europe, working primarily with private equity houses.
  • Worked at HSBC Investment Bank, in the European M&A department, and at Citibank, in the Global Project & Advisory Group.
  • Graduated at “Politecnico di Milano” and holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering.

Contact Details:

Practice Areas:

  • Leveraged finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • Project finance
  • M&A and corporate finance
  • Structured lending

Credentials:

Borrower / Sponsor: Taghleef Industries

Description: Refinancing

Country: Global

Role: Advisor

Year: 2016

Borrower / Sponsor: Taghleef Industries

Description: Acquisitions of Derprosa

Country: Spain

Role: Advisor & Arranger

Year: 2014

Borrower / Sponsor: Bracco Imaging

Description: Corporate

Country: Italy

Role: Bilateral

Year: 2012

Borrower / Sponsor: Moncler

Description: Corporate

Country: Italy

Role: MLA

Year: 2012

Borrower / Sponsor: Autogrill

Description: Leveraged Refinancing

Country: Spain / UK

Role: MLA & Bookrunner

Year: 2011

Borrower / Sponsor: MOL

Description: Working Capital

Country: Other Europe

Role: Bilateral

Year: 2011

Borrower / Sponsor: Logoplaste Group

Description: Refinancing

Country: Portugal

Role: MLA

Year: 2010

Borrower / Sponsor: Al Ghurair Group

Description: Public bid

Country: Italy

Role: Bilateral

Year: 2009

Borrower / Sponsor: Mandarin Capital PE

Description: Acquisition of Euticals

Country: Italy

Role: MLA

Year: 2009

Borrower / Sponsor: Investcorp PE

Description: Acquisition of Necta Group

Country: Denmark / UK / Italy

Role: MLA & Bookrunner

Year: 2008

Borrower / Sponsor: Odewald PE

Description: Acquisition of Walter Services

Country: Germany

Role: MLA & Bookrunner

Year: 2008

Borrower / Sponsor: Clessidra PE

Description: Acquisition of Giochi Preziosi Group

Country: Italy

Role: MLA & Bookrunner

Year: 2008

Borrower / Sponsor: Taghleef Industries

Description: Acquisition of Radici Films Group

Country: Italy / Hungary

Role: MLA & Bookrunner

Year: 2008

Borrower / Sponsor: Axa PE

Description: Acquisition of Spotless Group

Country: France / Italy

Role: MLA & Bookrunner

Year: 2007

Borrower / Sponsor: Rutland PE

Description: Acquisition of Attends Group

Country: Sweden / UK

Role: MLA

Year: 2007

Borrower / Sponsor: Lion Capital PE

Description: Leveraged refinancing of Wagamama

Country: UK

Role: MLA

Year: 2006

Borrower / Sponsor: Delta Power

Description: Acquisition of Tynagh Energy

Country: Ireland

Role: Advisor

Year: 2005

Borrower / Sponsor: Miro Radici

Description: Sale of Elettra 2000

Country: Italy

Role: Advisor

Year: 2005

Borrower / Sponsor: Power Capital et alt.

Description: Acquisition of Uskmouth Power

Country: UK

Role: Advisor

Year: 2005

Borrower / Sponsor: Pirelli

Description: JV with Yinhe / RoadOne

Country: China

Role: Advisor

Year: 2004

Borrower / Sponsor: Dionica

Description: Sale of POS manufacturer

Country: Malta / Italy

Role: Advisor

Year: 2003

Borrower / Sponsor: L-Capital

Description: Public bid

Country: UK

Role: Advisor

Year: 2003

Borrower / Sponsor: Eni

Description: Sale of periferal power assets

Country: Italy / CEE

Role: Advisor

Year: 2002

Borrower / Sponsor: Hydro Quebec

Description: Acquisition of hydro assets

Country: Italy

Role: Advisor

Year: 2002

Borrower / Sponsor: Scottish Power

Description: Demerger of Thus Telecom

Country: UK

Role: Advisor

Year: 2001

Borrower / Sponsor: NLNG-Shell-Total

Description: LNG carriers

Country: Nigeria

Role: MLA

Year: 2001

Borrower / Sponsor: APIenergia

Description: Power plant refinancing

Country: Italy

Role: MLA & Bookrunner

Year: 2000

Borrower / Sponsor: Lottomatica

Description: Acquisition 50% in Cirsa Group

Country: Spain

Role: Advisor & MLA

Year: 2000

Borrower / Sponsor: Qatar General Petroleum

Description: Corporate restructuring

Country: Qatar

Role: Advisor

Year: 1999

Borrower / Sponsor: MTN Telecom

Description: Mobile network expansion

Country: South Africa

Role: Advisor, MLA & Bookrunner

Year: 1997

Borrower / Sponsor: ISAB Energy

Description: Power plant development

Country: Italy

Role: MLA & Bookrunner

Year: 1996