An investment banker turned entrepreneur, Stefano has executed over £15 billion of M&A and capital raising transactions while working as an associate at Merrill Lynch and as M&A manager at a leading technology company. Today, Stefano enjoys advising clients on fund-raising and executing M&A transactions by leveraging his experience in investment banking, technology, and entrepreneurship.
Built merger model for 3UK acquisition of O2 UK (£16.4 billion).
Built bottom-up operating model and information memorandum of Talpa TV (producer of the Voice), which sold to ITV for £1.1 billion.
Prepared documents (leverage/cash flow analysis) for Moody's and Standard and Poor regarding the first-time issuance of €900 million of high-yield debt of Poland's second largest telecom operator.
Prepared financing alternatives for Sweden's largest telecom operator's acquisition of Danish telecom operator (£10.5 billion). Documents were presented to the board of directors (including Swedish state).
Prepared business plan (operating model) for video on demand platform (which achieved €5 million revenue within 12 months of launch).
Focus areas: Initial Public Offerings, Capital Structure, Capital Raising, Debt Raises, M&A Modeling, M&A (Sell-side)
Master's degree in Finance
2008 - 2011
ESCP Europe - Paris, France
Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance
2005 - 2008
Universita degli studi dell'Insubria - Varese, Italy