Ambienta appoints Nico Helling as Partner
9 February 2015 Milan – Ambienta SGR (“Ambienta” or the “Firm”) is delighted to announce the appointment of Nico
Helling as a Partner in Germany.
Nico, who has close to 20 years’ experience in private equity, will lead Ambienta’s operations in the German-speaking region, strengthening the partnership to support current and future growth. He joins from Vorndran Mannheims Capital Advisors, a European midmarket fund, where he was a Partner.
Prior to this Nico spent 10 years at Montagu Private Equity, where he was responsible for Montagu’s investment business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as Poland and Eastern Europe. He was also a member of the management, investment and portfolio committees. Before joining Montagu, Nico was a Partner at UBS Capital. During his career Nico has been responsible for an aggregated transaction value in excess of EUR 4.5 billion.
In addition, Ambienta has promoted Francesco Lodrini and Giancarlo Beraudo to Principal, each following a successful four years at the Firm, to support its continued growth and development.
The appointments follow the recent closing of Ambienta’s second private equity fund, which raised €323.5 million from a wide range of blue chip institutions globally. The Fund will continue the growth-focused strategy of the Firm, targeting industrial businesses capturing the long-term global trends towards resource efficiency and pollution control.
Nino Tronchetti Provera, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Ambienta, commented: “We are delighted to welcome a professional of Nico’s calibre and experience to our team. DACH represents an attractive hub of long-term industrial investment opportunities for Ambienta, as we seek to continue to deliver outperformance based on our investment themes of resource efficiency and pollution control. In addition, the promotions of Francesco and Giancarlo represent a further strengthening of our investment team and reflect the importance of career development to our firm.”
Nico Helling commented: “Ambienta is an international firm with a clear and compelling vision – something that was backed up by the huge support the firm received for its recent fundraising. The concepts of resource efficiency and pollution control globally will only grow in importance in the coming years and I am delighted to be joining Nino and the team at this exciting time for Ambienta. I anticipate DACH will increasingly provide excellent opportunities for investment in industrial companies against our target strategy.”