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Following the acquisition of Schroders' Investment Bank by Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney in 2000, Federico became Joint Head of Italian Investment Banking and headed the bank’s Italian FIG group. From 2004 to 2009 Federico was Head of Global Banking for Southern Europe and member of the Management Committee at Dresdner Kleinwort and between 2010 and 2013 Head of Advisory for Southern Europe at HSBC and Vice Chairman of HSBC Italy.
Federico has an extensive origination and transaction track record. He has advised on privatisations, acquisitions and IPOs across many sectors, ranging from financial institutions to energy / utilities, real estate, infrastructure, industrial and consumer goods for a total value in excess of Euro 100 bn. Accordingly, he has developed a range of strong top-level contacts ranging from government agencies and public sector entities, to financial institutions and corporations.
Over the years Federico has worked on several key projects for the Italian Government (MEF), as well as for major Italian financial institutions and infrastructure companies. These included privatisation or corporate finance transactions for INA, Assitalia, Uniorias, Generali, Allianz/RAS, Banca di Roma, BNL, Banca San Paolo, Banco di Napoli, Autostrade, GESAC (Naples airport) SEA (Milan airports) and SAVE (Venice airport).
Federico originated and led the advisory teams on the spin off and flotation of SNAM Rete Gas from Eni, advised on the acquisition of Interpower from Enel and three large regional utilities, Acea (Rome), AEM Milan and AEM Turin on the acquisition of electricity infrastructure.
Federico assisted British American Tobacco on the acquisition of Italian state owned tobacco company ETI and on two important mandates from Enel: the disposal of Enel Real Estate and the two-step acquisition of Endesa of Spain, to date the largest cross-border acquisition ever completed by an Italian entity (€42bn).