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.
Arrow Global Italia is the subsidiary of the Arrow Global Group in Italy. The Group’s presence in Italy includes the following platforms dealing with the private credit and real estate value chain: Europa Investimenti, the exclusive advisor of Arrow Global funds in Italy, Sagitta SGR, the Italian asset manager, Sansedoni, a real estate player and Zenith Service, a financial intermediary leader in securitizations. In Italy the Group can count on approx. 300 employees.
Arrow Global Group is a leading European vertically integrated alternative asset manager specialising in private credit and real estate.
Arrow’s hallmark is to invest opportunistically, moving between European geographies, asset classes and positions in the capital stack as we evaluate evolving risk/return dynamics. To execute this strategy, Arrow has developed its geographic and asset-class expertise in its target markets.
With the added benefit of key European regulatory licences, we service approximately €70 billion of third-party AUM. Our strong track record, predominantly with real estate asset backed investments, spans across a broad range of opportunities, involving more than €8 billion invested over the last 18 years.
Arrow’s local advantage is underpinned by 2,000 talented professionals who are deeply connected to our local markets.
We operate across Europe (UK, Ireland, Portugal, The Netherlands and Italy) with headquarters in London, and a further 13 offices including Milan, Rome, Siena, Lisbon, Porto, Amersfoort, Luxembourg, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds and Jersey.