Financial Advisory: the new organisational structure

Throughout the first half of 2021, the market showed an economic recovery driven by the participation of corporate and private equity, two investments classes which have been characterized by constant growth of investments and transactions suggesting the fundamental role of investors in the economy.

In addition, latest statistics suggests that investments in infrastructure and ICT have grown significantly compared to the first half of 2020, confirming that digitalization is a priority theme for the growth of our companies and the country operativity.  

The times we live in, it is strategic for SMEs, they are the backbone of our country and need technical skills as well as qualified advisors that together may develop into an integrated partnership. 

On the heels of this stunning development, the FA team has helped its clients throughout more than 50 transactions (acquisitions/disposals), only in the last 12 months, with the aim of guiding, large corporates, Italian and transnational private equity during external growth operations and extraordinary transaction (mergers, fund raising, project financing, etc.). 

This is why, our Financial Advisory team has strengthened significantly under the leadership of  Sylvain Rousmant –Partner, getting even closer to its clients and responding to the needs of those who are reformulating their business and financial strategies. 

In a financial environment that sees markets becoming increasingly dynamic and complex, Mazars to strengthen and develop two service lines of excellence: Merger & Acquisiton and Energy Infrastructure & Environment  (IEE), has expanded its range of services and skills, by hiring new professionals with high technical capabilities and international experience. 

The team

Today, the Financial Advisory team is coordinated by the partners Sylvain Rousmant and Alessandro Motta and is divided into 4 service lines: 

Transaction SupportThe Senior Managers Alberto Morandi and Alessandro Elmetti – highly qualified professionals, with many years of experience in the Big4 – now support the team that assists, Italian and international clients, both Private Equity funds and Corporate investors, in acquisitions, disinvestments, as well as extraordinary transactions, dealing with the execution of accounting and financial Due Diligence processes. 

M&A: The Senior Manager Claudio Merru lead the team that is looking after mergers and acquisitions as well as advice on debt securities. Claudio matured his professional experience by working for the Big4 in the field of M&A, Transaction Support and Debt Advisory divisions, as well as in Fineurop Soditic, Ant Capital and Kon.

Valuation & Modelling: The team is supported by Senior Manager Enrico Lucco Castello. Enrico since 2006, has worked as Corporate Finance Senior Manager at EY Advisory and he has gained many years of experience in consulting services, especially in valuation services and business planning/modelling for M&A and IPO with both national and international clients. 

Energy, Infrastructure & Environment (EIE): The team is supported by Guy Laufer, Senior Manager who joined Mazars in September this year. Guy is working toward the creation of the IEE team in Italy, which will become the first Hub in Southern Europe to support international groups operating in the energy and infrastructure sector. The development and review of financial models, modelling training, M&A advisory and valuation, are just few of the services that would be provided for the sector. From 2014 until September, he has worked as a Director in the EIE team for Mazars, first in London, then in New York and Toronto, where he worked on transactions and valuations for over 8 billion dollars.