Roberto has over 25 years of experience as an M&A advisor, private equity investor and business development officer. In his experience, he has assisted entrepreneurs, companies and international groups in extraordinary transactions. He has managed transactions in numerous sectors, including the branded consumer goods, retail, industrial and transportation ones. Before joining Ethica Group in September 2021, he had been with EY since 2011, where he became partner in charge of M&A and Capital Debt Advisory and Corporate Development Officer for the MED area. From 2008 to 2011, he was Investment Director at DeA Capital. Prior to that, he had worked for 11 years at Lazard where he oversaw numerous M&A, privatisation and Capital Market assignments, with increasing levels of responsibility. In this context, he worked for two years at the Finance Department of IRI S.p.A., in the team responsible for privatisation processes. He started his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co. and analyst at DGPA&Co. Roberto holds a degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University. He is an accounts auditor and chartered accountant.