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Alpha Private Equity appoints Livio Zanotelli as investment director in Milan

Pan-European private equity firm Alpha Private Equity has appointed a new investment director in Milan who will be responsible for identifying potential investment opportunities, leading transactions and supporting the management teams of Alpha's portfolio businesses as they pursue their growth ambitions.


Livio Zanotelli brings 12 years of buyout and M&A experience and a strong investment track record across Europe, and his appointment underlines Alpha’s strategy of strengthening its presence across the major European buyout markets.

Livio Zanotelli, who will join Alpha in July, started his career in 2009, working in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan, first in London and then in Frankfurt. In 2012, he joined the private equity firm Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and worked on several transactions and portfolio companies, both majority and minority investments, in a variety of sectors. He initiated the Italian activities of this firm, leading to the first platform investment in this country.

Livio Zanotelli holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics, and a Master of Science in International Management from the London School of Economics (CEMS).

Edoardo Lanzavecchia, Managing Partner based in Milan and Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee: “We are very pleased to welcome Livio to the team. He brings fresh experience and will be a valuable addition to Alpha and the management teams we support. The team and I look forward to working with Livio and benefitting from his contributions, which will enable us to maintain our strong investment record as we continue to grow.”


Livio Zanotelli added: "I am delighted to be joining the team to continue to build on its success. I look forward to contributing to the expansion of Alpha’s portfolio and to helping its management teams grow their businesses globally. Alpha has a strong reputation and track record of investments across continental Europe with the ability to consistently drive operational value, growth and profitability across the portfolio. With an experienced team behind it, Alpha will continue to make a significant impact on the European private equity landscape and I’m excited to be a part of it."



Alpha Private Equity

Alpha is a private equity group with 2 billion euros under management, specialising in mid-cap operations in continental Europe. Based in Luxemburg, with Advisers in Paris, Milan, Frankfurt and Amsterdam, Alpha accompanies entrepreneurs and managers in their growth projects, mainly as the majority shareholder. In Italy, Alpha’s portfolio comprises Laminam (leader in the global market of large ceramic slabs), Caffitaly (produces machine / capsule systems for espresso coffee), Calligaris (leader in the global market of high-end living & dining furniture since Italian design), AMF (leader in metal components for the fashion and luxury sector), Remazel Engineering (designer and manufacturer of special equipment for the offshore oil&gas, wind and mining sectors) and Optima (multiutility with integrated energy and telecommunications offer). In France, Alpha owns Cyrillus-Vertbaudet (a leading multi-channel group designing and selling children and family products), Feu Vert (a leading independent automotive aftermarket service player) and Vervent Group (Focal Naïm) (global player in the luxury / high-end audio market). In Germany, Alpha owns Europart (the leading European distributor of commercial vehicles spare parts in the independent aftermarket). In Benelux, Alpha owns IPCOM (distribution and conversion of insulation solutions).



For further information

Alpha Investor Relations (Luxembourg)

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Sergio Pisano (Italian Press Office Alpha Private Equity)

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