Giovanni Campolo

Managing Director and Founding Partner


Giovanni Campolo is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Private Equity Partners. He has over 30 years’ direct investment experience in Corporate Finance and Private Equity having executed dozens of transactions, mainly in buy-out, buy & build, expansion capital and pre-IPO deals.

He started his career at Chase Financial Company in Milan in 1985. In 1986 he moved to Chase Manhattan Bank in London (now J.P. Morgan Chase), where he worked and followed a training course for over a year. At the end of 1987 he returned to Italy as Director of Chase Investment Bank, in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Equity Investment sector.

In 1988 he co-founded and was Director of Chase Gemina Italia S.p.A., a joint company established by Chase Manhattan Bank NA and Gemina S.p.A. specialised in risk capital investments, and in 1989 he co-founded Private Equity Partners S.p.A., which shortly became one of the main and most well-recognized institutions on the Italian and international market. He is Board Member of Industrie Chimiche Forestali S.p.A. (previously EPS Equita PEP SPAC, where he served as Managing Director) listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.

He has been Board member of several Italian and foreign companies and institutions and from 1995 to 1997 he was Director of the Supervisory Board of the Chase Gemina Polska Sp. z o.o.

He has been Director of the Joint Italian Arab Chamber (JIAC) since 2005.

Giovanni Campolo won a scholarship at University College "Lamaro Pozzani" founded by Federazione Nazionale dei Cavalieri del Lavoro in Rome and graduated with honours at the Faculty of Law of “La Sapienza” University in Rome.