Emanuele Bacchin

M&A expert for SMEs in the DACH region and Italy

Horgen, Switzerland


15 years experience in private equity and M&A. Acted as sell-side and buy-side advisor on numerous deals across different sectors and regions. Specialized in originating and executing deals in the DACH region and Italy

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 15 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Administration Alternative Finance Asset Management Bank Platform Software Banks Commercial and Professional Services Consumer Durables and Apparel Consumer Lending Consumer Services Consumer Staples Diversified Financials Payments Personal Finance and Planning Software and Services


Skilled in: Portfolio Services & Add-on M&A, Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Bloomberg, Microsoft Office

Languages: German, Italian, English

Work Experience

Stelvio Capital Partners

Managing Partner



- Now

Supported numerous clients in their M&A strategy: - Buy-side advisor to a US-based outdoor equipment company in the acquisition of a distributor in Switzerland - Sell-side advisor to a digital communication business in Spain - Sell-side advisor to a construction equipment rental company in Italy - Sell-side advisor to a software company in the fashion industry in Italy - Acted as advisors to both parties in a potential merger in the IT services sector in Italy - Restructuring advisor to a food processing business in Italy - Supported a landscape construction company in an acquisition in Germany - Supported start-ups in their fundraising efforts in different sectors (fashion, cosmetics, artificial intelligence) and in different regions (Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy) Acquired through an LBO together with 2 financial partners a commercial company with over 20 employees and 3 business units in South Tyrol (Italy). The transaction has been originated after an in-depth screening and scouting exercise in Italy. Actively managing the company to bring forward digitalisation plans, relaunch of an underperforming business unit, succession of key personnel and developing M&A pipeline for add-ons

Legend Holdings

Senior Investment Manager



- 01/04/2020

Investment professional for a Chinese investment holding company with interests in finance, consumer services and IT (controlling shareholder also of the Lenovo Group). The investment team in Switzerland is responsible for all investments outside of China, with an initial focus on the financial services sector. Main responsibilities include sourcing, due diligence, execute investment opportunities and provide strategic support to portfolio companies. Directly reporting to the Head of Overseas Investments - Executed the acquisition of a 90% stake in Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) in a EUR 1.6 billion transaction. Responsible for the commercial due diligence of the retail banking and corporate banking business and of risk, HR, real estate, compliance, audit functions. Coordinated the relationship with advisors. Lead expert sessions and management meetings - Deep involvement in portfolio management activities for BIL, including strategy definition, coordination and communication with BIL`s senior management, review of BoD documentation, etc. - Worked on other potential investment opportunities in the financial services space or add-on acquisitions - Performed research activities in the FinTech area, in particular in the area of Open Banking and payment services, and built a network with incubators and start-ups - Developed strategy for overseas investments in the consumer sector and built extensive network to generate deal flow in the target markets


Co-founder/ CFO



- 01/12/2017

Co-founder of an innovative eco-fashion label for men and women distributing products in Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Achieved funding through 2 VC funds

Spice Private Equity

Senior Portfolio Manager



- 01/09/2016

Investment professional for a private equity firm focused on making fund investments (either on a primary or secondary basis) or co-investments in emerging markets (Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America). Main responsibilities were to due diligence, execute and monitor investment opportunities in these markets - Worked on the purchase of 2 direct co-investments and on the execution of 4 secondary transactions and 5 primary commitments. Worked on the disposal of legacy assets (44 funds plus 8 direct co-investments) in a USD 192m transaction to Strategic Partners - Involved in all aspects of due diligence and execution of investment opportunities from the initial screening to presentation of investment opportunities to the investment committee - Maintained relationships with the general partners of investee funds. This included a diverse set of managers globally

Cora Happywear

Co-founder/ CFO



- 01/12/2016

Co-founder of a fashion company for women and children selling through a social selling system

Rocket Internet SE




- 01/08/2013

Country manager for OfficeFab.vn, an e-commerce company selling office supplies online. Responsible for all the departments (sales, marketing, buying, pricing, administration, logistics). Managing a team of over 30 people

Credit Suisse

Assistant Vice President - M&A Corporate Development



- 01/03/2013

Project manager for international proprietary financial services M&A transactions, including strategic analysis, valuations, transaction structuring, due diligence and negotiation support. Selected projects: - Acquisition by Credit Suisse of HSBC private banking business in Japan - Acquisition by Credit Suisse of Morgan Stanley private banking business in the UK, Italy and the UAE - Valuation of spin-offs, intra-company mergers and legal entity restructuring programs

Credit Suisse

Analyst - Investment Banking - Power & Utilities



- 01/09/2010

Worked on several buy and sell side projects in the P&U industry. Selected projects: Project financing of a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi; Sell-side of 4GW of coal power generation capacity in Central Europe; Sell-side of 2 wind farms in Italy; Buy-side on a transaction in the solar sector

Credit Suisse

Internship - Investment Banking European Energy Group



- 01/09/2008

La Perla




- 01/09/2007


Bocconi University




- 01/02/2009

Final grade: 110/110 cum laude Awarded with a full scholarship for the top performing students by University L. Bocconi

University of Florida




- 01/05/2009

The University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business

Business Administration



- 01/02/2007

University honors for outstanding achievements

Bocconi University

Business Administration



- 01/02/2007

Final grade: 110/110 cum laude Awarded with a scholarship for outstanding students