Lincoln International hires Banfi as MD for Milan office

Investment bank Lincoln International has named Gianluca Banfi as a managing director at its Milan office. Previously, Banfi worked at at Finanziaria Internazionale, a private Italian investment bank, where he most recently served as executive director of the corporate finance division. He’s also a former director at Morgan Grenfell Private Equity.


MILAN, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lincoln International, a leading global mid-market investment bank, announced today that it has expanded its Italian team by appointing Gianluca Banfi as a Managing Director. He will be based in Lincoln International’s Milan office and will focus on origination and execution of merger and acquisition transactions. He will work closely with his colleagues across Lincoln’s 17 offices in 14 countries to increase the firm’s cross-border deal making capabilities.

Gianluca has over 30 years of transaction experience, having advised numerous Italian and international corporations, family-owned businesses and leading private firms. Throughout his career, Gianluca spent two decades in the investment banking business, most recently as Executive Director (Head) of the corporate finance division at Finanziaria Internazionale, a private Italian investment bank. Prior to Finanziaria Internazionale, Gianluca spent several years as a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where he headed the Italian M&A practice, and as a Vice President at Citigroup. He also spent more than ten years in private equity as a Director at Morgan Grenfell Private Equity and as CEO of Arca Impresa Gestioni SGR, an Italian private equity firm focused on the mid-market.

Gianluca Banfi joins Lincoln International as a Managing Director in Italy

Saverio Rondelli, CEO & Head of Lincoln International’s Italy office added, “We are very pleased to welcome Gianluca to Lincoln International. Gianluca will further strengthen Lincoln’s local knowledge and expertise in Italy, where we expect strong momentum in M&A activity, particularly in the mid-market, with a significant leaning towards cross-border deals. Lincoln’s Milan office has already become a leading player in Italy with more than ten transactions completed since inception, three of which were completed in the last six months. Gianluca will help further establish Lincoln International as a leading player in the mid-market M&A sector in Italy and further enhance our strong global platform.”

Gianluca stated, “I am delighted to join such a successful and fast-growing organization. Lincoln International’s global reach, deep expertise across a broad range of industries and mid-market focus are powerful assets that perfectly suit the needs of a large number of Italian companies which are active in cross-border transactions or attractive to international buyers.”

About Lincoln International
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and joint venture and partnering advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With seventeen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.

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