years
of investments in private equity in Italy
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raised from the market
direct investments
(+ 27 add-ons)
divestments

Star Capital SGR S.p.A. is an independent asset management company focused on investments in small and medium sized Italian companies (SMEs).

Star Capital is active in the management of closed-end investment funds since November 2002 and since May 2010 its capital is fully owned by its management.

Our Company

FUNDS UNDER MANAGEMENT

Over years Star Capital has raised and managed four closed-end private equity funds ("Star Social Responsible Fund", "Star Bridge Social Responsible Fund", "Star III Private Equity Fund" and "Star IV Private Equity Fund"). The funds have carried out 23 investments in Italian industrial and service companies resulting one of the most active private equity player on the Italian mid market.

SSRF

Star Social Responsible Fund, with a final endowment of € 100,3 million, started operations in November 2002. The investment activity was completed in April 2006 with 8 investments, all divested . The Fund was liquidated at the end of 2015.

SBSRF

Star Bridge Social Responsible Fund, with a final endowment of € 70 million, started operations in May 2006. The investment activity was completed in December 2011 with 6 investments, 5 of which  divested. The Fund is currently under its final liquidation.

Star III

Star III Private Equity Fund, with a final endowment of € 87,7 million, started operations in August 2012. The investment activity was completed in July 2018 with 7 investments, 2 of which have been divested.

Star IV

Star IV Private Equity Fund, with a final endowment of € 140 million, started operations in August 2018 and has carried out 2 investments.

TEAM

Star Capital Management Team members have an extensive experience in the private equity sector and have been working together for over 15 years, on average.

All of them have focused their entire professional activity on the Italian small and medium-sized companies, whose characteristics, potentialities and needs they know well.

Marco Gazzaniga
Marco Gazzaniga

Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer

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EDUCATION 

  • Degree in Business Administration, Bergamo (1986) - Harvard University (1987-1988)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Chief Executive Officer, Star Capital SGR (since October 2001)
  • Central Director, Eptaconsors Group - Corporate Finance Division (1996-2001)
  • Senior Manager, KPMG Corporate Finance (1988-1996)
Marco Baratti
Marco Baratti

Senior Partner and Board Member

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EDUCATION 

  • Degree in Business Administration, Bocconi University, Milan (1996)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Board member / Investment Manager, Star Capital SGR (since May 2006)
  • Investment Manager, Interbanca Investment Management SGR (2000-2006)
  • Auditor, Arthur Andersen (1997-2000) 
Carlo Arteria
Carlo Arteria

Senior Partner and Board Member

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EDUCATION

  • Degree in Business Administration, Bocconi University, Milan (1996)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Board member / Investment Manager, Star Capital SGR (since January 2002) 
  • Eptaconsors Group - Corporate Finance Division (1996-2001)
Carlo Cangialosi
Carlo Cangialosi

Senior Partner and Board Member

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EDUCATION

  • Degree in Business Administration, Cattolica University, Milan (1996)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Board member / Investment Manager, Star Capital SGR (since January 2003)
  • Investment Manager, Fintech, venture capital (2000-2003) 
  • Auditor, KPMG (1996-2000) 
  • John Crane, UK (1995)
Alessandro Colombo
Alessandro Colombo

Senior Partner and Board Member

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EDUCATION

  • Degree in Business Administration, Cattolica University, Milan (1993) – Chartered Accountant, Pavia (1996)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Board member / Investment Manager, Star Capital SGR (since September 2007)
  • Senior Investment Manager, Sanpaolo IMI Fondi Chiusi SGR (2003-2007)
  • Eptaconsors Group - Corporate Finance Division (2000-2003)
  • Banca Aletti - Investment Banking Division (1997-2000) 
  • Auditor, Arthur Andersen (1994-1997)
Pierluigi Secco
Pierluigi Secco

Partner and Board Member

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EDUCATION

  • Degree in Business Administration University of Trento (2003) - Executive MBA SDA Bocconi (2018)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Board member of Star Capital SGR (from May 2020)
  • Group CFO - Europe, Gruppo Aturia (2011-2020)
  • Senior Advisor, Fante (2009-2011)
  • M&A Associate, Meliorbanca (2006-2009)
  • Auditor, KPMG (2004-2006)
Tiziano Sala
Tiziano Sala

Partner and Board Member

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EDUCATION

  • Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Politecnico, Milan (2002) MBA, MIP Politecnico di Milano, School of Management (2007)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Board member, Star Capital (from September 2020)
  • Principal, EFESO Consulting (2007-2020)
  • System Engineer, Agusta Westland (2002-2006)
Matteo Alicanti
Matteo Alicanti

Portfolio Manager

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EDUCATION

  • Degree in Business Administration - Milano Bicocca University (2014)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Portfolio Manager, Star Capital (since March 2019)
  • Assistant Manager, KPMG (2014-2019)
Mauro Maria Scalzo
Mauro Maria Scalzo

Chief Financial Officer

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EDUCATION

  • Accounting Certificate, Milan (1987)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

  • Chief Financial Officer, Star Capital SGR (since July 2008)
  • Alleanza SGR Funds - Accounting and Budget Manager (2000-2008)
  • Cisalpina Gestioni SGR - Accounting Manager (1997-2000)
  • Arca Gestioni SGR (1994-1997)
  • Finarte (1989-1994)