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The Mechanics of Private Equity
Starting 15 March 2023
Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks

Roberto Ippolito
Course Director at IFF Training


Roberto Ippolito is Managing Partner of RiverRock Italian Hybrid Capital Fund (an alternative investment fund that provides flexible capital to Italian SMEs through a combination of credit and private equity).

Roberto has nearly 20 years of experience in principal investing (origination, structuring and investing in all parts of the capital structure, including senior debt, junior debt and private equity) and management consulting (with a focus on due diligence, performance improvement and turnaround) in European private mid market companies in several industries. He has structured, underwritten and monitored deals for a total value of nearly €1bn.

Roberto has held senior management positions at General Electric Capital, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, DAM Capital (part of the Anschutz Company), Bain & Co. He has also held junior roles at Goldman Sachs Merchant and Investment Banking Divisions and at Istituto Mobiliare Italiano Merchant Banking.

Roberto teaches Principal Investing at Guglielmo Marconi University, Private Equity and Private Debt at 24Ore Business School (Master and Executive Master), Debt and Equity Capital Market instruments to London Stock Exchange Academy (London and Milan).

Among his publications:

  • “Private Capital Investing: a Guide to Private Equity and Private Debt.” Wiley Finance 2019
  • “Private Capital.” (with Leonardo Etro). SDA Bocconi 2019
  • ”Private equity and private debt for Italian SMEs” (with Alessandro Germani).Il Sole 24 Ore. 2017