Management Company
Team Profiles
Roberta Benaglia
Roberta Benaglia
CEO / Managing Director

Roberta Benaglia, who holds a degree in Management Engineering with honours from Milan Polytechnic, began her career in the Listing Department at Borsa Italiana, which is responsible for implementing and coordinating the listing procedure for Borsa Italiana markets. Her first experience in private equity dates back to April 2001, when she left Borsa Italiana to work at Onetone Consulting, the advisory arm of the venture capital fund Onetone, focused on investing in ICT/media companies with strong growth potential.

In September 2003, she began to work at DGPA&Co, in the Advisory Area of the fund Absolute Ventures SCA. During her experience at DGPA&Co, she was directly involved in the acquisitions of CE-TA, GPP-Agepe and Arketipo, and in more than 20 other investment processes.

Since 2005, she has been a Managing Partner of Style Capital SGR (formerly DGPA SGR. During these years, Roberta contributed to launching and managing the DGPA Capital fund, with responsibility for the fund's investments in companies operating in the fashion and consumer brands sectors (over 50% of the fund's invested capital). In particular, Roberta was responsible for the Twin-Set, Golden Goose, Sundek, Luciano Padovan and Planter's transactions.

In 2015 Roberta, CEO of the revamped management company, promoted the launch of the Style Capital fund.

Roberto Gattoni
Roberto Gattoni
Investment Director

Roberto Gattoni holds a degree in Business Administration from Luigi Bocconi University of Milan. He joined the Style Capital SGR team in January 2006. Before that, he worked for five years in the Corporate Finance Division of DGPA&Co, in the role of consultant.

During his time at DGPA&Co, he has taken part in a number of projects: feasibility studies and business plans, valuations of companies and specific assets, IPO advisory, and M&A advisory for client firms of high standing such as: Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Omnitel NV, Telecom Italia Media, SEAT Pagine Gialle, Matrix, Edison, Italenergia, AMSC, Mercedes Benz Italia, Gemina, Guaber and Mercatone Uno. In 2005, he participated in analyses of the investment transactions of the Absolute Ventures fund.

At DGPA Capital, as Investment Manager, Roberto handled various investment processes and investments, and sat on the boards of the Sundek Group, Golden Goose S.r.l., ETS (Vintage 55 brand) and MIDA S.r.l.

Francesca Grosso
Francesca Grosso
Investment Director

Francesca Grosso, with Style Capital SGR since 2008, received an honours degree from L. Bocconi University of Milan and began her career in the Corporate Finance Division of E. Capital Partners, where for three years she handled various projects in the fields of M&A, valuation and strategy, for both public and private sector clients.

She then worked in the Biotechnology Division of the European Commission and was admitted to practice the profession of chartered accountant and auditor in 2008.

During her experience at the DGPA Capital fund, Francesca, as Investment Manager, handled various investment processes and investments, including Twin-Set, Luciano Padovan Damiani and VIC.

Alessandra Moffa
Alessandra Moffa
Investment Analyst

Alessandra Moffa, at Style Capital SGR since 2011, received an honours degree in Business Administration from Luigi Bocconi University of Milan with a research project for SDA Bocconi published for Confindustria Monza and Brianza. She began her career at Madison Corporate Finance, where she was responsible for valuation projects, strategy and industry analysis.

She then worked at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in the Administration, Control, Business Finance and Real Estate area in managerial training and applied research through conventions and working groups on company finance issues. Her main areas of interest were: fashion and luxury, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, telecommunications, real estate and sport business.

From 2008 to the present, she has also been a Teaching Fellow in the Finance Department of Luigi Bocconi University.

Nulli
Matteo Nulli
Investment Analyst

Matteo Nulli joined Style Capital in January 2019.

He developed experience in Fashion&Luxury business at Intesa Sanpaolo Corporate & Investment Banking as an Analyst within the Retail&Luxury department, in charge of originating and executing M&A mandates and structured finance operation for the major luxury companies worldwide. Before, Matteo worked as a Senior Associate at PwC Delas Advisory where he was a member of Transaction Services team.

He holds a Master degree in Finance at ESADE Business School (Barcelona), Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Brescia with one-year exchange at Trent University of Nottingham and a six-months consulting experience in Thailand.

Laura Savarino
Laura Savarino
CFO

Laura Savarino was awarded a degree in Business Administration from the University of Castellanza (LIUC) in 2003. Laura began her career at AIFI (the Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association), where from 2003 to 2006 she worked in the tax and legal department.

In 2007, Laura joined Principia SGR (previously Quantica SGR) - a management company responsible for closed-end venture capital funds - where she handled legal/regulatory and administrative/accounting issues, in addition to corporate affairs; from 2009 to 2015, she was head of the management company's administrations/operations area.

She then moved to Opera SGR – a private equity firm - where she was head of administration, finance and control.

In April 2016, she joined the team at Style Capital SGR S.p.A. as head of administration and organisation (CFO).

Francesca Aimone
Francesca Aimone
Head of Compliance and AML

Francesca Aimone has been the head of the Compliance function of Style Capital SGR since May 2005. From November 2015 to May 2016, she was an independent director and liaison for internal audit processes. Francesca is a partner in Aimone & Moschini Associati, a professional association of chartered accountants and auditors specialised in providing outsourced compliance services to banks and financial intermediaries and in the related planning activities.

Previously (from 2000 to 2004), Francesca was Sole Director of Securities & Compliance S.r.l., an organisation that provides banks and financial intermediaries with support and advice concerning regulatory and supervisory compliance. From 1990 to 2000 she provided auditing services at various firms (Camozzi & Bonissoni, Jovenitti and Annunziata).

During her career, Ms. Aimone has been the head of the compliance function at: Aksia SGR (starting in Sep. 2007); Friulia Veneto Sviluppo SGR (starting in Oct. 2014); Gradiente SGR (starting in Dec. 2009); Investitori Associati SGR (starting in Feb. 2010); Progressio SGR (starting in Oct. 2011); Advam Partners SGR-formerly GestiRe SGR (from May 2004 to Feb. 2014); Albertini Syz SGR (from 2002 to Jul. 2003); Axa IM SIM (from Nov. 2006 to Dec. 2012); Edmond de Rothschild SGR and SIM (from Oct. 2002 to Oct. 2010); Reali & Associati SIM - currently BSI SIM (from May. 2004 to Mar. 2010); Futurimpresa SGR (from Jan. 2013 to Mar. 2015); GE REIM SGR (from Dec. 2008 to Mar. 2010); Hedge Invest SGR (from Apr. 2006 to Mar. 2008); Inbetween SGR (from Feb. 2012 to Dec. 2015); Italglobal Partners SGR (from Dec. 2012 to Jul. 2013); Kairos Alternative Investment SGR and Kairos Partners SGR (from Oct. 2000 to Sep. 2002); Total Return SGR (from Jan. 2005 to Dec. 2006); Zenit SGR and Zenit Alternative (from Jul. 1999 to Dec. 2003).

Elli
Alessandro Elli
Middle Office

Alessandro Elli holds a degree in Economics of Financial Markets and Intermediaries from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. He joined the Style Capital SGR team in May 2018, where he deals with middle office activities related to the management company and the managed funds, reporting directly to the CFO. Previously he worked for PwC in the role of Auditor, dealing with statutory audit of primary financial intermediaries.