Our Team

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Alessandro Scala
Founder

Alessandro is the founder of Advbeca Ltd with over 20 years of distinctive  cross functional experience in advisory services,  capital markets and private equity. Alessandro started his career in Milan working for Arthur Andersen and E&Y. Alessandro moved to London in 2005 where he has worked in finance roles in Merrill Lynch followed by directorship roles in change management and front offices roles in RBS until 2015. Alessandro owns a blend of functional skills and he has delivered  initiatives spanning from the set up of family offices to leading SMEs at interim as Chief Restructurer or Adviser in order to completed complex turnarounds. Alessandro is  specialised in working with SMEs and driving complex private equity deals with professional and institutional investors. Experienced board member of several private companies located in the EU. He Holds a degree in Economics with specialisation in business administration from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and reads an Executive MBA from London Business School.

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Maria Laura Parisi
Of Counsel

Since 2020, Maria Laura, Ph.D., has been an Associate Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Siena (Italy), with an academic career proven by an extensive production of articles and publications and the activity as a reviewer for scientific journals. Her research activity spans from the environmental profile characterization of advanced materials and technologies for energy and resource efficiency implementation to the integrated life cycle thinking methodological approach for studying renewable energy conversion and storage systems. She is co-founder of the R2ES Lab - Research on Renewable Energy and Sustainability Laboratory that boasts collaborations with national and international research groups and companies active in the energy system, chemical production, and many other industrial sectors. Through LifeCARES srl, a consulting company of which she is vice-president, Maria Laura's strong interest and engagement in sustainability, eco-innovation, and reliable environmental communication lay the foundation for her commitment to supporting enterprises in eco-designing their value chains.

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Alessandro Giannozzi
Of Counsel

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Leonardo Leoncini
Analyst

After graduating in December 2018, Leonardo joins Reliable Energy Advisors, an independent advisory boutique focused on renewable energy investment projects based in Bologna. As a financial analyst, he has been involved in numerous M&A transactions related to the photovoltaic industry. Leonardo is a columnist for brokeraffidabili.it, writing articles on main topics regarding financial markets. Leonardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration and a Master degree in Finance and Risk Management from the University of Florence.

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Nicolò Pentassuglia
Analyst

Finance, analytics and business development with an ESG perspective, those are the key elements on which Nicolò has based his academic and professional background. He holds a degree in Environmental Engineering with a MSc thesis focused on project financing for energy efficiency investments, and a Master in Finance at Luiss Business School, where he had the opportunity to ehnance his professional growth in corporate finance. He started his career in manufacturing and automation  industry, taking part to the development of the e-mobility sector of IMA Group, worldwide leader in automatic machines and industrial plants; before that he experienced life in London, where he worked as a business developer at The Commercialiser Ltd, a VC Studio where he tested his negotiation and lead generation abilities within SMEs, feeding his interest in people and building relationships. Nicolò is costantly projected towards sustainability latest technologies and loves to spend his free time at the seaside practicing freediving.

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Manuele Scarabicchi
Intern

Graduate student in Finance and Risk Management, Manuele holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration from the University of Florence.

After an experience in the administration field, he is looking forward to align his academic background with his professional ambitions. 

Business analysis, sustainable finance and ESG compliance are his main topics of interest while art exhibitions, animals and strolling around Tuscan suburbs are the main activities of his spare time.

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Chiara Privitera
Intern

Graduated in September 2020 in Economics, policies and territorial management at the University of Catania. Chiara cares about the economic and territorial disciplines related to the action of private companies and the public administration.

Ambitious, precise and punctual with good leadership skills. Chiara considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues one of the main topics of interest while rhythmic gymnastics and love for children are the favorite activities in her spare time.

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Massimo Bianchi
Head of Strategy

Massimo starts his career a

Milan, where he graduated from

Catholic University and pursues the subsequent managerial training at SDA Bocconi. After working at Citibank NA and Innovest Venture Capital,

Massimo becomes head of Fixed Income in the Intesa San Group

Paul. He becomes Global Head of in 2000 Debt Capital Market working between Milan

and London for Unicredit, moving to  2005 in Société Générale where she remains

until 2017 dealing with Finance

Structured and DCM.

It is in January 2018 that Massimo enters Epic SIM S.p.a as a Partner and changes the business model from pure intermediary a

"Credit origination as a service"

(using ModeFinance) for

credit brokers, banks and funds

Private Debt. Azimut grasps the importance of the model and detects 51%. He recently held the role of Chief Business Officer in Simest S.p.a (CDP Group) dealing with Balance Sheet Investment, Public Loans e grants for expansion international.

Professor of Finance at University of Florence and Adjunct Professor of Business Finance at Kent State University, US. Alessandro is an internationally recognized expert in company valuation and M&A, corporate finance, business planning with quantitative methods and SMEs default risk prediction. Alessandro is the author of several publications in international journals such as Journal of Banking & Finance, Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments, Journal of Empirical Finance and Long Range Planning. He has been consultant of several listed and private companies regarding financial planning and investment decisions, M&A deals, management of financial risks and implementation of enterprise risk management processes, fair value accounting. He is co-organizer of the International Risk Management Conference, a global leading conference on the topic of risk management for companies, financial markets and institutions. Alessandro reads a bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Florence and holds a Ph.D in Finance from the University of Trieste.