Tikehau Capital, the French asset manager active both in the alternative assetes sector and in the liquid strategies sector and listed on Euronext in Paris, widens its private equity activity in Italy too. The announcement arrived yesterday with the appointment of Roberto Quagliuolo as head of private equity activities in Italy, in coordination with Luca Bucelli, country manager of Tikehau Capital in Italy (see here the press release, and with the new European head of private equity activities Emmanuel Laillier (former board member and managing director in Eurazeo PME), who in turn has been appointed in the role just a few days ago (see here the press release), Quagliuolo, 37 years old, comes from the European Principal team of Oaktree Capital Management.
Tikehau has been investing just in private debt and real estate assets in Italy till now. Its last deal announced in the private debt sector was the subscription of a 65 million euro bond issued by Business Integration Partners (BIP) last March financing the buyout of BIP by Apax Partners France.
Tikehau capital was approaching private equity in Italy for more than one year. We want to grow in all assets classes Italy and aim to invest one billion euros at least “, Mr. Bucelli and Tikehau’s senior advisor Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula told MF Milano Finanza in July 2017, commenting Tikehau’s 610 million euros capital increase (see here a previous post by BeBeez).
Actually Tikehau had then made a joint bid together with Italmobiliare to buy Fondo Italiano d’Investimento in an aution that was then won by Neuberger Berman, with the closing signed in Novembre 2017 (see here a previous post by BeBeez), and after that run for buying Quadrivio sgr asset management company,in an auction that was afterwards won by Green Arrow Capital which signed the closing of the deal last May (see here a previous post by BeBeez).