HLD Europe has stepped up its internationalization and expansion with the arrival of Alessandro Papetti as partner in charge of their Italian operations. Papetti will join the existing Italian team, bringing his 25 years of experience in the Italian private equity market.
After launching in France in 2011 then creating HLD Europe in 2015, HLD has, one year after the first investment in Italy and following a significant increase in the resources under management, confirmed its dedication to growing in Italy with this latest hire.
Alessandro Papetti is an alumni of Bocconi University and is a former partner of Clessidra SGR, a fund he helped found in 2003, which went on to become the largest Italian private equity fund, having raised a total of €2.5bn.
Among his latest achievements Alessandro helped raise the €110mln spac Gabelli Value for Italy last April together with the well-known and reputed US based NYSE listed asset manager Gamco, where he holds the role of promoter and non-executive director for the next few months.