Ambienta bolsters senior team with two new Partners and CFO
Milan, 22nd May 2018: Ambienta, the largest European private equity fund focused on sustainability, has announced a raft of senior promotions including Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and two new Partners. Daniele Gatti has been promoted to CFO, and Giancarlo Beraudo and Francesco Lodrini, previously Principals at Ambienta, have been promoted to Partner, effective immediately.
Daniele Gatti, who joined Ambienta in 2012, has been instrumental in the institutionalisation of the firm over the last six years. He played a significant role in supporting the successful raising of two oversubscribed funds and the development and implementation of Ambienta’s best practice policies in terms of reporting to LPs, compliance, regulatory, and ESG. Daniele has been also involved in the completion of six successful secondary transactions and two LP co-investment deals since joining Ambienta from EY’s Corporate Finance and Transaction Services business.
Giancarlo Beraudo has been involved in a range of the firm’s investments since joining in 2010. These include machine vision solutions company Lakesight Technologies, offshore construction services firm FoundOcean Group and industrial cooling systems business SPIG. Prior to joining Ambienta, Giancarlo spent three years with the mid-market private equity firm Rhône Capital in London and two years in the Milan office of Bain & Company.
Francesco Lodrini has been with Ambienta for seven years and has been involved in a number of successful investments including manufacturer of professional cleaning equipment IP Cleaning, specialty chemicals business Calucem, and hydraulic components maker Safim. Before joining Ambienta, Francesco spent three years with Barclays PE, now Equistone, and four years in London at Goldman Sachs and Monitor Group.
The promotions follow a very strong start to 2018 for Ambienta. The firm has recently successfully exited German environmental wood coating manufacturer Oskar Nolte, as well as closed its third fund on its €635 million hard cap after less than three months of active marketing, surpassing its original €500 million target.
Nino Tronchetti Provera, Managing Partner at Ambienta, said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Daniele as CFO, and welcome Giancarlo and Francesco to the Partnership at Ambienta. These well-deserved promotions follow their significant contributions to the success of our firm, and they are a testament to their hard work, investment expertise and valuable insight. At Ambienta we consider effective people coaching and development to be integral to the successful growth of our firm.”