Francesco joins from Alantra where he has been Chairman and Managing Partner for nine years, and brings with him over 25 years’ experience in M&A and Debt Advisory – spanning sectors including Consumer, Leisure and Retail, Business Services, Industrials, and Real Estate. Previous landmark deals include the assistance to Technogym in the sale of Exerp to Battery Ventures, the purchase of Procemsa by Investindustrial, the sale of Wilbur Curtis to Groupe SEB and the sale to Bulldog Gin to Campari.

For DC Advisory, the appointment of Francesco Moccagatta represents a fundamental step in the growth strategy of the Italian business, which includes plans to expand the team to more than 20 bankers by 2025, with an increasing focus on the diversity of its workforce. Since inception, the team has grown to 10 people, closing 10 deals across numerous sectors.

Hiroki Ikeda, Global Head of M&A at Daiwa Securities, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Francesco and the wealth of experience he brings to the table. This appointment is a testament to our commitment to making a difference in the Italian market, providing clients access to an experienced, seamless global platform.”

Francesco Moccagatta, CEO at DC Advisory Italy, commented: “DC Advisory’s rapid international growth and reputation in Italy is testament to the unique offering it has presented to the market since launch in 2019. I’m excited to continue building on this momentum - leveraging DC Advisory’s international expertise and relationships to make a difference for clients in Italy”

Francesco Moccagatta is also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Credit Access India, a leading microfinance company, which provides loans to micro and small businesses in India, that are largely female-led. He also sits in the Board of Directors of Fondazione AIRC for Cancer research.