Lucio De Costanzo

Lucio De Costanzo

Private Equity at Abraaj Capital

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Senior Associate, Energy Infrastructure Fund

The Abraaj Group

| December 2014 – Present (1 year 2 months) United Arab Emirates

Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions Team

Merrill Lynch

| August 2012 – November 2014 (2 years 4 months)


Junior Associate

3H Partners

| 2009 – 2010 (1 year)

- Sell-Side: Worked as advisor for a firm/group in the Technology industry supporting its restructuring process. Implemented group consolidation according to the management strategy of focusing on high marginality products. Evaluated and negotiated with a third party the sale of one of the group’s business units. Developed a business plan for banks to finance the firm’s needs during restructuring - Sponsors: Performed business due diligence for Venture Capitals. Supported the VCs in the dealflow creation and in the evaluation process for some of their projects. Led meetings with entrepreneurs presenting their ventures; involved in the final decision for funding these projects - Restructuring: Developed a business plan for a firm working in the Real Estate industry, structuring a marketing plan to boost revenues and margins (identification of targets and best communication channels, creation of performance monitoring tools). Launched cost reduction program focusing on SG&A expenses which saved over 10% of a total €1.5mln


Credit Suisse Investment Banking

| 2007 – 2009 (2 years)

- Analyzed companies’ financial exposure in Europe, Middle East and Africa regions - Structured and Originated OTC Financial Products (Derivatives and Convertibles) for M&A Financing, Capital Raising & Management, Monetization, Hedging Strategy - Involved in the structuring of a Mandatory Convertible Note for a major financial institution who has committed to increase its total Tier 1 capital - Worked with Public Companies as well UHNWI