Fondatore e Managing Partner
Francesco Caretti founded Caretti & Associati in 1992. Previously, he had been CEO at “La Centrale Finanziaria Spa”, the investment bank of Nuovo Banco Ambrosiano Group (subsequently Intesa San Paolo). Francesco Caretti began his career in 1971 in Caboto, an independent investment bank, which subsequently merged into Banca IMI, where he became CEO in 1981. With more than 40 years of experience, Francesco Caretti has advised numerous leading groups and Italian family businesses on major financial transactions, in the areas of M&A, stock exchange listing, financial and corporate restructurings and strategic development projects. Francesco Caretti was among the promoters of the Italian Association of Financial Analysts (AIAF) which he later chaired. He is currently a board member of Ferragamo Finanziaria, Salvatore Ferragamo, IdB Holding and Peck. In the past, he was board member in several companies, including Marzotto, Zignago, Jolly Hotels, Aprilia and Fiamm. Francesco Caretti has a degree in Economics from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. He later specialized in Corporate Finance at Harvard Business School and has been an intern with major banking institutions abroad.
Emanuele Caretti has been with Caretti & Associati since 1999. He is responsible for the origination and execution of M&A transactions, IPO and listing assignments and strategic development plans. In Caretti & Associati, he has handled many important corporate finance transactions across the entire range of Caretti & Associati’s advisory services, from M & A (including Marazzi-Permira/Private Equity Partners, the sale of a minority in Salvatore Ferragamo to Peter Woo, the sale of Gasket International to Mandarin), to Equity Capital Markets (including the listing of De’ Longhi and Salvatore Ferragamo), from the financial restructuring (including Roncadin and Aprilia debt restructuring) to debt advisory, on a broad spectrum of industrial sectors. Emanuele Caretti began his career in 1993 in London in auditing and consulting, with the independent auditing firm, Levy Gee (now Numerica) and later with KPMG in the Financial Services team working on assignments for leading financial institutions across Europe. Emanuele Caretti has a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University Milan, a major in Corporate Finance from the London Business School and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom.
Fabio Caretti has been with Caretti & Associati since 2003. He is responsible for business development across the entire range of Caretti & Associati’s advisory services, maintaining contacts and relationships with the Italian corporate and entrepreneurial world. From 1994 to 2003, Fabio Caretti was an equity analyst in the London and Milan desks first with Actinvest Ltd and later with BNP Paribas, for the oil & gas, utilities, automotive and packaging industries and was involved in the execution of equity capital market transactions in such contexts. Fabio Caretti has a degree in Economics from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan and a major in Corporate Finance from London Business School.
Massimo Montagna has been with Caretti & Associati since 1995. He has been involved in numerous corporate finance transactions across all of Caretti & Associati’s service areas on behalf of a large number of clients in a broad spectrum of industrial and non-industrial sectors, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions. Previously, Massimo Montagna had developed his experience in private equity and corporate finance with Arca Merchant and subsequently Basinvest and in the industrial sector with Franco Tosi and Sadelmi Cogepi. Massimo Montagna has a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and holds an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan.
Federico Caretti has been with Caretti & Associati since 2005. He is in charge of the financial analysis and transaction support team. Previously, Federico Caretti had been head of Investor Relations and Corporate Development of at De ‘Longhi Group ever since its listing, dealing with the Group’s international projects and reporting directly to the CEO. Federico Caretti began his career in London in 1997, at first as an equity analyst with Actinvest Ltd, and later with Merrill Lynch, where he worked on several cross border M&A transactions and listings within the Consumer Products and Retail Practice. Federico Caretti has a degree in Economics from Bocconi University and a major in Corporate Finance from London Business School.
Senior Financial Analyst
Silvia Zeme has been with Caretti & Associates since 2011 and is part of the execution team of Caretti & Associates, as a Senior Analyst, with particular focus on M&A and financial restructuring. She developed significant experience previously with a consulting firm as a Business Analyst. Silvia Zeme has a degree in Economics from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan and specialized in International Economics and Finance.
Alberto Scauri has been cooperating with Caretti & Associati since 2001 in the area of debt advisory, financial restructuring and treasury management. In his long career, Alberto Scauri has been CFO and treasury manager for primary Italian industrial groups such as Pirelli Group (CFO), Enimont (CFO), Montedison (head of group treasury) and SAE. Alberto Scauri has a degree in Economics from the University of Rome and has been a lecturer at SDA Bocconi.
Mauro Bodo has been cooperating with Caretti & Associati since 2009 building on his longstanding experience as a manager and an entrepreneur to support Caretti & Associati and its clients in the assessment and execution of corporate finance transactions. During his career, Mauro Bodo has been CEO of leading Italian industrial companies and multinationals, in different ownership scenarios (family-owned businesses, private equity-owned, international groups) developing a significant experience in the building of industrial hubs and the combining of different businesses. Mauro Bodo has a a degree in Mechanical Engineering.