Luca Bianchi is currently the Chairman of ATM – Azienda Trasporti Milanesi S.p.a., Milan’s public transportation company. Luca began his career at Merril Lynch in New York and London, after which he joined as junior partner the newly set up fund manager LBO Italia, affiliated to LBO France. After a few years, he left LBO Italia to become an operating manager in a number of industrial companies, some of which being private equity backed. In particular, Luca has served as Director, Chairman and CEO of a number of industrial companies, such as SEA – Società Europea Autocaravan, GlobalCap, MGE UPS Systems, Capolo.
Luca holds an MBA from Columbia University and a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Genova.
Ergon’s Board of Senior Advisors consists of a senior group of seasoned business executives from the geographies and sectors targeted by Ergon. It meets on a regular basis to review Ergon’s investment strategy and provide insight to Ergon’s management team.
Emanuele Lembo, Managing Partner at Ergon stated: “We are convinced that Luca, through his broad industrial experience combined with a deep understanding of the private equity industry will bring great value to our Board of Senior Advisors”.
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Ergon is a mid-market private equity investment company with in excess of €1.0 billion of assets under management from select European institutional investors and family offices, including Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, through its fully owned subsidiary Sienna Capital, as cornerstone investor. Ergon is a disciplined and discreet value investor, which provides “patient and friendly capital” to entrepreneurs and managers, who need capital and industrial solutions to accelerate the development of their companies. Ergon makes equity investments from €25 million up to €75 million in leading companies with a sustainable competitive position in attractive niche markets located in the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy and Iberia. Ergon is advised by Ergon Capital Advisors which has offices in Brussels, Paris, Munich, Milan and Madrid. Since its inception in 2005, over successive investment programs, Ergon has raised approximately €1.6 billion, invested in 23 companies (of which 7 in the Benelux, 3 in France, 3 in Germany, 8 in Italy and 2 in Spain) and completed 45 add-on acquisitions for a total aggregate transaction value in excess of €4.0 billion. Ergon’s current portfolio consists of 12 companies across its target sectors.
For more information on Ergon visit ergoncapital.com.