Mattia Rossi

Mattia Rossi

VC & PE/Corporate Finance Professional


Mattia, is corporate finance manager in a company backed (growth/development capital) by two leading private equity investors, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners and Fondo Italiano di Investimento. Reporting to the CFO with a direct exposure to the main shareholders and external institutions (i.e. LSE Borsa Italiana), he is in charge of business and financial analysis to support the industrial planning and the equity/debt capital strategy.

In early 2013 he joined the founding team of iStarter SpA being selected by the Board to act as project manager across the organization. Heavily contributing to deliver the company vision, Mattia assisted the CEO in the execution of strategy consulting projects for high potential start-ups and in deal structuring activities being involved in some of the most significant venture capital transactions in Italy. He also implemented a Corporate Venture/Open Innovation service developing new clients (large corporations) relationships at C-level.

Mattia gained experience in strategic investments within Barilla Group - Number 1 Logistics SpA - being involved in corporate development and restructuring projects finalized to M&A.

At the age of 20, in the months which preceded the collapse of Lehman Brothers, he served BPV Finance Intl. bank in Dublin assisting the General Manager and the team in investment banking and trading activities (bonds, equities, loans, derivatives).

Mattia holds a Double Degree in (MSc) Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and in (BSc) Business Administration at Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland. He also obtained a Master in Technology & International Business from Politecnico di Torino.

Corporate Finance

PE-Backed Company

| 2015 – Present

• Industry: Energy, Biomedical and Aerospace. • Geo scope: Europe, United States, China. • Backed by: Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners and Fondo Italiano di Investimento. • Stage: Growth Capital. • Reporting to: CFO; direct exposure to main Shareholders, external advisors and institutions.

Project Manager


| 2013 – 2015 (2 years) Turin Area, Italy

• Supported the CEO for corporate strategy and business development. • Developed and implemented growth strategy for high potential new ventures. • Managed transactions along origination, dd, valuation, fund raising, deal structuring, negotiation. • Implemented a Corporate Venture/M&A service line managing relationships with big clients. • Taken part at the structuring and fund raising for an alternative asset class investment vehicle. • Listed among the Top 10 main investors in Europe by Fundacity, Venture Accelerator Report.

Strategic Investments Specialist

Barilla Group - Number 1 Logistics Group SpA

| 2010 – 2013 (3 years) Parma Area, Italy

• Presided capital investments (capex) taking part at budgeting and strategic planning. • Involved in corporate development, M&A, divestitures and post acquisition integration activities. • Supported process restructuring and SAP implementation. • Reported directly to a first line director; previously Purchasing and Audit/Process Quality dept.

Summer Internship

BPV Finance International Plc

| May 2008 – September 2008 (5 months)Dublin IFSC - International Financial Services Centre

• Bonds, equities and derivatives. Calculation of Value at Risk. • Offshore investments provided by an insurance subsidiary.