Pietro joins following 15 years at Houlihan Lokey, latterly as the Italian Co-Head of Corporate Finance where he built the firm’s local market presence in pan-European Restructuring, capital advisory and capital markets.

Pietro brings 30 years of European and US investment banking experience from firms such as Leonardo & Co, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and Gruppo Banca Intesa.

Pietro will work closely with Italy CEO Francesco Moccagatta and Co-Head Giuliano Guarino to accelerate the firm’s Italian market share, as well as the firm’s pan-European Restructuring and capital markets capabilities. Since DC Advisory Italy’s inception in October 2019, the team has grown to 16 people, closing 23 deals across numerous sectors. 

This Italian development follows another year of investment from DC Advisory’s 100% shareholder Daiwa Securities Group Inc., as it pursues its mission to become the premier, mid-market investment bank, globally. Recent activity includes the firm’s recent acquisition of IBI Corporate Finance in November 2023, the launch of a Benelux office in 2022, opening DC Advisory Thailand in 2021, the launch of DC Advisory Italy in 2019 and an acquisition to create DC Advisory Spain in 2019. Pietro marks the 30th senior hire for the international firm in 24 months. 


Pietro Braicovich, Executive Vice-Chairman, DC Advisory Italy, said: “DC Advisory has forged a strong reputation as a leader in global dealmaking, within M&A and capital structure solutions. We now boast a genuinely integrated international business, and I can’t wait to be a part of Italy’s next chapter.”


Francesco Moccagatta, CEO, and Giuliano Guarino, Co-Head of DC Advisory Italy, commented: “We are thrilled to have Pietro on board in Milan. His appointment presents a meaningful opportunity to develop our Italian presence and is another example of DC Advisory’s commitment to growing its European business. We are confident that our clients and colleagues will benefit from Pietro’s stellar track record and network – welcome, Pietro!”


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