Renato Salsa – Senior Advisor
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Renato started his career in 1998 in Merrill Lynch New York as assistant portfolio manager. After serving as buy-side equity analyst, portfolio manager and member of the private equity advisory board in the Banca Sella Group, in 2001 he joined the Mergers & Acquisitions division of Ernst & Young where he became M&A Manager. In 2006 he moved to McKinsey & Co., specializing in Corporate Finance and Private Equity topics, and in 2009 he was called – as a McKinsey expert – by the Italian Minister of Economy and Finance to join the Senior Advisory Board of the Treasury Department, as advisor to the Director General of the Treasury, in order to launch the Government-backed private equity fund Fondo Italiano d’Investimento. Soon he became member of the Steering Committee of the management company and in 2010 Founding Partner and Senior Partner of Fondo Italiano d’Investimento, managing € 1.2 Bln., where he remained until April 2017. In May 2017 he was called to Lugano for managing important family assets which he brought together into Grace Capital Partners SA, Swiss independent multi-family office with a highly customized and multidisciplinary approach.
Renato has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, private equity and management consulting and he managed many M&A deals both in Italy and abroad, operating in all the industrial sectors, with main focus on the middle market. He held various positions as a Board member in medium Italian companies such as Eco Eridania S.p.A., Team Ambiente S.p.A., EMARC S.p.A., La Patria S.p.A., Sistemi Integrati S.r.l., TrueStar S.p.A., AIAF and Pillar Capital Partners S.r.l.
Renato earned a MSc in Business Administration, with specialization in Corporate Finance, from L. Bocconi University, he is Certified International Investment Analyst and lecturer of Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Valuation and M&A. In 2017 he was awarded a Laurea Honoris Causa in Financial Sciences.