The Italian Private Equity, Venture Capital and Private Debt Association (AIFI) was founded in May 1986 in order to promote, develop and institutionally represent private equity and venture capital activity in Italy. AIFI’s objectives are to: support and facilitate the development of private equity, venture capital and private debt activity in Italy and abroad; work with government entities to improve the legal environment of the private equity, venture capital and private debt investment activity; increase awareness and understanding of the private equity, venture capital and private debt industry in Italy; coordinate the creation of qualified managerial groups both in associated companies and the connected firms; collect and present information about the industry; act as an interface and link to Italian and international financial players; create a network between research centres and venture capitalists, in order to promote successful entrepreneurial ideas; maintain ethical and professional standards in the private equity, venture capital and private debt industry. AIFI is a non-profit organisation which counted 107 full members and 125 associate members at present. Full membership is open to private equity players and venture capitalists whose main task is to take equity participations in enterprises and also to private debt players. The full members matrix is quite heterogeneous – including Italian banks and their subsidiaries, private investment companies, Italian closed-end funds, international closed-end funds as well as public players. Associate membership applies to organisations providing services to the private equity industry such as accountancy firms, law firms, banks, consultancy groups, institutions as well as Italian and foreign associations.
Leaders First is a private organisation established in London in 2018. Leaders First is an invitation-only membership club offering transformational learning experiences and access to a powerful network. We help leaders to develop entrepreneurial mindset through learning experiences. All educational tools are suitable for any professional from any industry willing to boost their potential. We operate in the UK, Italy, Russia and USA. In Italy we are present in Milan and Rome. Experiences are organised by Leaders First and its partners – to learn, to connect and to get inspired by leaders. They include: • Conferences • Masterclasses • Dinner talks • Members-only events • Retreats • Bespoke events Leaders First online platform provides access to online educational tools suitable for any professional in any industry who wants to boost their potential. Our community includes executives, business owners, top managers and emerging leaders. They are globally minded international audience interested in professional growth Our members are based in the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, United States, Russia, India, Singapore, Spain, France, Austria, Germany and more. To join Leaders First you can apply online by providing the name of the member who invited you or your reasons to join. In both cases, your application requires an approval by Leaders First.