About

Private equity fund manager investing in small- and mid-size Italian companies since 2000

Wise Equity, headquarted in Milan, is an independent fund management company founded in 2000. We are a team of professionals with deep experience gained from consultancy, investment banking and industry

We invest in Italian Excellence, targeting export-oriented leaders in specific market niches with compelling industrial plans and/or a need to develop a professional management structure (and do not shy away from complex investment propositions)

We like to co-invest with entrepreneurs and management, accompanying them in tackling daily challenges and sharing the burdens and benefits

Private equity fund manager investing in small- and mid-size Italian companies since 2000

Wise Equity, headquarted in Milan, is an independent fund management company founded in 2000. We are a team of professionals with deep experience gained from consultancy, investment banking and industry

We invest in Italian Excellence, targeting export-oriented leaders in specific market niches with compelling industrial plans and/or a need to develop a professional management structure (and do not shy away from complex investment propositions)

We like to co-invest with entrepreneurs and management, accompanying them in tackling daily challenges and sharing the burdens and benefits

Our investment strategy focuses on the growth of a business and its strategic relevance, with a  conservative approach to financial leverage, aimed at further supporting organic development plans and acquisitions

We are strong believers in strategic business combinations (locally and internationally) and sector consolidation to further strengthen our portfolio companies and increase their competitiveness on an increasingly global scale

We are among Italy’s first signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment declaration and we aim to increase awareness of Sustainability in every company in which we invest. At Wise Equity, Ethics comes first

AT A GLANCE

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of experience investing in Italian private equity

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Euro invested

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Euro in sales for direct investment targets

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direct investments

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acquisitions on average for each direct investment

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disinvestments

HISTORY

2000

Founding of the Management Company

2001

Wisequity I fund launched

100M€ committed Fully disinvested

2006

Wisequity II fund launched

170M€ committed Fully disinvested

2011

Wisequity III fund launched

181.5M€ committed, 8 investments, of which 7 disinvested

2016

Wisequity IV fund launched

215M€ raised 8 investments, of which 1 disinvested

21 add-on acquisitions already completed

2019

Wisequity V fund launched

260M€ raised and in investment phase

Investors:
62% international institutions
29% Italian institutions
9% HNWI and the Wise Equity team

Awards

Voted Best Italian Private Equity Firm in 2015, 2017 & 2019 at Private Equity Exchange and Awards (Paris)

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