Marco Vismara is a Partner at Oaklins Arietti (Italy) and is also the Oaklins' Head of Food & Beverage Group.
Overall, Marco has almost 30 years of professional experience, equally divided among M&A advisory, private equity and strategy consulting, both with SMEs and international corporations, in Italy, Europe, USA, China and India. His wide industry experience spans from Food & Beverage and Consumer Goods to Telecom/Software/Technology, Industrial Products and Healthcare.
Since joining Oaklins Arietti in October 2013, Marco has successfully closed M&A deals in the Food & Beverage, Software and Biotech industries.
In the period 2002-2011, he was Co-Founder, shareholder and CEO of Cape Natixis, an Italian PE group with over US$500 million of assets under management, that performed 60 investments in Italian SMEs, mainly majority LBOs. He was also Co-Founder and Chairman of Cape Live, an evergreen investment company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since July 2007. Marco personally coordinated and executed 20 investments and 12 divestments, with average cash-on-cash return of 3.0x.
Prior to Cape Natixis, Marco had been: Head of the Milan office of Antfactory, an international VC firm; Global Account Manager with Monitor Group, an international strategy consultancy, in their Milan, London and Madrid offices; analyst with Arca Merchant, an investment and advisory firm focused on SMEs; analyst with Sefimeta, the asset management arm of the Montedison Group.
Marco graduated Summa cum Laude from the Bocconi University in Milan; he is fluent in English, speaks a conversational French and can read Spanish.
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