Private Equity Partners S.p.A. is a primary independent financial company, founded and fully controlled by Fabio Sattin and Giovanni Campolo, registered under Italian Banking law and specialized in Private Equity and Venture Capital investments.
Private Equity Partners S.p.A. operates by using its own capital and through structured co-investment agreements and strategic partnerships with Italian and international first class investors and operators and/or the funds managed by its fully controlled subsidiary, Private Equity Partners SGR.
Operational since 1989, Private Equity Partners’ team has developed an established and successful experience which places it indisputably among the leaders in the Private Equity and Venture Capital industry in Italy.
With almost 30 years' experience, more than 60 transactions concluded and several listings carried out both in Italy and abroad, PEP's investment approach has always been to provide participated companies with a qualified, reliable and professional support in defining and realizing their development strategies and international expansion.
A unique strategic feature of Private Equity Partners is its great operating flexibility and the consequent possibility of recurring to different investment structures and/or types of investors and/or timing of intervention in a highly professional way and according to the distinctive features of the operation in question.
In 2001 Private Equity Partners S.p.A. established the fully controlled subsidiary, Private Equity Partners SGR, operating as "Management Company" for JP Morgan Italian Fund III and Private Equity Partners Fund IV. Both Funds are entirely subscribed by international institutional investors with high financial and professional profiles.
Private Equity Partners SGR is registered in the SGR Register of the Bank of Italy.
In March 2017 Private Equity Partners S.p.A. and Equita Group S.p.A., Italian leading independent Investment Bank, established a Joint Venture named Equita PEP Holding S.r.l., in order to devise and launch private capital investments tools, which are both innovative and adhere to the changing needs of enterprises and stakeholders.
The strategic partnership with Equita Group gives PEP access to a further source of first class resources (and investors), with particular reference to larger or pre-IPO operations.
In July 2017 EPS Equita PEP Spac S.p.A., a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (www.epspac.it), was established as the first initiative of this joint venture.
After completing the institutional placement of its common stocks and warrants for a total of Euro 150 million of shares subscribed, the Spac was listed on AIM Italy – Alternative Capital Market, organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. on 1. August 2017.
On 14. May 2018 EPS changed its name in ICF Group S.p.A. (www.icfgroup.forestali.it) after completing the Business Combination with Industrie Chimiche Forestali S.p.A.
In January 2018 EPS Equita PEP Spac 2 S.p.A. (www.epspac2.it) was established as a partial and proportional spin-off of EPS. EPS 2 is endowed with Euro 74 million of shares and was listed on AIM Italy – Alternative Capital Market, organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. on 10. May 2018.
Since its inception PEP has subscribed to the principal industry associations: Invest Europe (formerly known as EVCA- European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association), Italian Association of Private Equity Venture Capital and Private Debt (AIFI) and is registered in the General Register of Financial Operators under the Italian Banking Law.
Furthermore, PEP was one of the first Italian signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment, a United Nations' initiative developed together with many of the world's leading institutional investors (Principles for Responsible Investment - UNPRI).