ITAGO è un gestore indipendente di Private Equity focalizzato nel supportare la crescita e lo sviluppo di PMI italiane.

ITAGO was founded as the spin off of the private equity activities of the Finanziaria Internazionale Group and is led by an independent team that has been working together for over 10 years

The team carried out 35 investments in SMEs investing € 300 million.

ITAGO has 2 offices in Italy (Venice and Milan) and relies on a consolidated network of entrepreneurs, professionals, managers.

Our mission is to support companies whose strategy is focused on a product/and/or process and/or technology edge, innovation and managerial approach.

STRATEGY

Strong territorial connection in one of the most historically and prospectively significant areas for investments in SMEs

Scouting of transactions generated by proprietary relationship networks

Risk-averse approach with limited use of leverage and use of mechanisms to maintain value in the medium to long-term period

Transactions structured with strong incentive plan for portfolio company’s management aiming for the business plan achievement

Hands-on approach to the portfolio companies by supporting them in their strategic development

We support growth capital deals, shareholders replacement, buy-outs, MBI-MBOs for mainly majority stakes or minority shareholding, only with a clear and predefined exit strategy and governance rules with the remaining entrepreneur.

INVESTMENT FOCUS

Our dealflow is focused on investments in Italian SMEs with turnover between € 10/100 million and strong export focus.

Target companies are champions in niche markets with entry barriers and technical competitive edge.

We look for growth projects through build-up strategy and geographical expansion.

We support companies in generational change and managerial strengthening.

Turnaround and early stage/venture capital investments are not considered.

VALUE CREATION

We promote a clear strategy targeting an increase of the competitive positioning.

We are a partner for SMEs supporting managers in key decisions for the achievement of the business plan.

We contribute to managerial strengthening (top and middle management) by implementing HR policies and long-term incentive plans.

We promote a clear governance structure preserving company’s core values and improving working environment.