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Alessandro Magnani

+17 years in consumer and luxury Private Equity

Paris, France

$2,000/day

As a seasoned expert in finance and private equity, I am excited to offer tailored, hands-on advisory services. With over 17 years of experience, I have had the privilege of assisting visionary entrepreneurs across various sectors, including fashion, accessories, hospitality, food & beverage, and beauty. My role has encompassed two primary areas: 1. Fundraising Support: Crafting comprehensive documentation and presentations, guiding the due diligence process, and assisting in capital raising. 2. Operational Expertise: Offering a hands-on approach to addressing all operational matters, drawing from my experience as a board member for numerous companies, such as Victoria Beckham. This can include assessments of your company's current operations and financials, as well as recommendations for improvement. Notable achievements include: - Victoria Beckham: Restructuring her entire fashion business for break-even performance and successfully launching Victoria Beckham Beauty, which generated £50m in revenue within three years. - AMI Paris: Assisting management in growing revenue from €3m to over €240m and facilitating the sale to Sequoia Capital. - Valextra: Collaborating with new management to implement a growth strategy that increased revenue from €6m to €60m. - Mercato Metropolitano: Supporting the London market in raising funds and expanding operations with a focus on sustainability and a strong real estate component. As a multilingual professional with English, Italian, and Brazilian citizenships, I am well-versed in managing diverse teams and navigating cultural nuances. If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how my expertise can contribute to your business's success.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 16 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Consumer Discretionary Food Retail Household and Personal Products

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Development, Financial Due Diligence, Vendor Due Diligence, Term Sheet, Contractual Agreements, M&A Negotiations, Licensing Agreements, Portfolio Services & Add-on M&A, Private Equity & Growth Capital, Sell-side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, French, Greek

Work Experience

DNA

Founding Partner

1/6/2021

 

- Now

Capital raises: o Cold Laundry (fashion). o Padium (fitness). o Madison Beer Beauty (beauty). Advisory: o Casablanca Paris: worked on the company strategy and helped in the financing options with Rothschild.

NEO Investment Partners

Partner

1/9/2012

 

- 1/5/2021

▪ Transactions: led the financial analysis, preparation of the internal due diligence, liaison with the external advisors, presentation to the investment committee. ▪ Portfolio Monitoring: worked with the management to help execution of the business plan (budgeting, strategies, financings, distribution strategies, JV agreements, license deals...). ▪ Board member of the following companies: o Victoria Beckham (fashion and beauty) o Valextra (luxury leather goods) o Experimental Group (hotels) o Obica (restaurants) o Vuarnet (eyewear brand) o Pierre Marcolini (luxury chocolate) o AMI Paris (ready to wear) ▪ Sourcing: generated several investments leads. ▪ Led the exit processes on: o Alain Mikli International (eyewear) sold to Luxottica (3.9x in 4 years). o Experimental Group (hotels) sold to majority shareholders (1.5x in 3 years). o AMI Paris (ready to wear) sold to Sequoia Capital (3.1x in 5 years). o Pierre Marcolini (chocolates) sold to Godiva Japan (3.0x in 6 years). ▪ Internal fund process: actively executed the process to raise the second NEO fund (€200m), raise co-investment on specific deals as well as report to the LPs

Macquarie

Associate

1/9/2008

 

- 1/8/2012

M&A / Principal Investment Energy Team

Morgan Stanley

Analyst

1/3/2007

 

- 1/9/2008

Securitised Products Group

Education

Imperial College London

1/9/2005

 

- 1/9/2006

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