• Team


Senior Management Bio's

Salvatore Cerchione

Founder and Managing Partner

  • 20 years of European experience including distressed, debt restructuring, direct lending, operational turnarounds, private equity and M&A
  • Previously Head of Investment and Managing Director of Southern Europe for D.B. Zwirn & Co
  • Vice- President at Morgan Stanley in the Global Industrials Group responsible for a variety of M&A and restructuring assignments in Capital Goods, Aerospace and Chemicals in 2001-2005
  • Consultant at Bain & Co on strategic and restructuring projects in Consumer and Media in Italy in 1998-2001
  • EMEA Project Manager for plant restructuring and integration projects for Procter&Gamble in 1995-1998
  • M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School and M.S. in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, magna cum laude, from the Politecnico di Napoli, Italy

Gianluca D’Avanzo

Founder and Managing Partner

  • Over 16 years experience including Private Equity, distressed debt and M&A
  • Previously Vice President of D.B. Zwirn & Co in London
  • Associate with BC Partners, a leading Pan-European Private Equity Firm in 2003-05
  • Associate at Lehman Brothers in the Italian M&A Group from 2000-2003
  • Positions at Citibank (Milan) and Intermonte Securities SIM (Milan)
  • Attended the Military Academy of “Guardia di Finanza” attaining the rank of Lieutenant
  • B.A. in Finance, magna cum laude, from Bocconi University in Milan
  • E.M.B.A. from the London Business School