Stefano Bennati

“When the storm is over, you probably won’t even know how you managed to get through it and get out of it alive. In fact, you’re not even sure if it’s really over. But on one point there is no doubt. And it is that you, out of that wind, will not be the same who entered it.”
Haruki Murakami

Stefano has 30 years of experience in the private equity and in the special situation investment industries. He is the Founding Partner and CEO of Europa Investimenti since 2007, Vice Chairman of Sagitta SGR since 2017 and CEO of Sansedoni Siena S.p.A. since December 2021.

His career began in 1991 as a Business Analyst of Cofisa SpA, dealing with the evaluation and structuring of private equity transactions on medium-sized Italian and European companies. He, then, worked in the Merchant Banking Department of Mediocredito Lombardo SpA until 1996, when he became Senior Professional and then Investment Manager of the Private Equity Division of Banca Intesa SpA, leading numerous private equity deals. In 2004 he became Partner and Investment Director of I2 Capital SpA, where he managed a series of operations in the special situation industry including the first and largest Italian bankruptcy agreements. Furthermore, during his career, Stefano has been a member of the board of directors of several operating subsidiaries. He graduated with honours from the University Bocconi of Milan.