Giuseppe founded Benedetti & Associates (“B&A”) in 1996 and has contributed in developing the boutique M&A firm into one of the Italian specialists of the electricity and renewable energy sectors, as
well as a reference point for Northern European companies investing in Italy.
Giuseppe has advised companies from the USA (Mirant Inc., the Atlanta-based independent power company, on its entry strategy in Italy), Finland (Rettig ICC, for the acquisition of Emmeti), Germany (WKN, the leading German renewable energy developer; Goldbeck Solar, on a PV plant JV), the Netherlands (Buhrmann/Corporate Express) and the UK (DSGi plc - now Dixons).
For hydroelectric concessions, he has also advised the Italian Province of Trento (a ground-breaking valuation of 19 plants – 1,400 MW) and the Government of Lombardy.
He has co-founded the international M&A network Globalscope, for which he served as President from November 2007 to October 2009.
Prior to establishing B&A, Giuseppe held several senior management positions with major Italian industrial groups, including Montedison and the Acqua Group in Milan.
Giuseppe’s main sectors of expertise are electricity – including renewable energy – and chemicals; he has also lead projects in IT, industrial automation and the retail industry.
He holds an MBA from the Bocconi University in Milan and is a cum laude Political Sciences graduate of the University of Padua. He also took part in a Senior Management Program at IMEDE, in Lausanne.
Gémino Di Giuliano
Gémino is a Finance professional with an extensive and consolidated experience in management consulting, administration, finance and control, operating in different markets (renewable energy, construction, food & beverage, telco, mechanics and chemistry) and company size (SMEs, Big4, listed companies) both in Italy and abroad (EMEA, Latam and Far East). He is also Finance Lector for basic training courses on M&A and LBO at private institutions and academies.
Graduated with honors in Economics, MBA graduate at Luiss Business School (Rome), with several courses abroad (including INSEAD in Paris and the Corporate Finance Institute in Vancouver) relating to Corporate Finance, Value Creation and Financial Project Management. Expert in balance sheet analysis, capital structure, financial planning and modeling (FMVA® certificate), optimization of working capital, project financing and internationalization of companies as well as in turnarounds, Gémino is a professional able to support companies in achieving their main targets and challenges in stressful situations and tight deadlines.
Born in Veneto but grown up in Milan, Marco specialises in corporate finance transactions – ranging from the legal aspects to the financial profiles with an entrepreneurial mindset.
He gained his experience both in Italy and abroad. First, he worked for a leading international law firm, in Milan, where he took part in several M&A and project finance transactions in the electricity and renewable energy sectors. Later, he was an intern with one of Edinburgh's leading law firms, collaborating with the energy and natural resources team.
Again in Edinburgh, Marco acquired solid foundations in Company Law (Certificate in Company Law, University of Strathclyde) and Corporate Finance (Certificate in Corporate Finance, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments).
With a legal background, he earned a degree in Law from Università Cattolica of Milan, with a thesis in History of Corporate Law dedicated to internal and external corporate supervision.