Davide Eugenio Milano
Davide is a managing director at Oaklins Italy and serves on Oaklins’ executive committee. He also leads Oaklins’ food & beverage team and its cheese team. His key areas of M&A expertise are in food & beverage, automotive, HVAC and industrial machinery & components. Notable clients he has advised include Coesia Group, Ecor, CLN Group, Kraft Heinz, Newlat Food, Sabelli, Cramaro Tarpaulin Systems, Tecnopol and public companies such as LU-VE Group, SIT Group and Salcef Group. In addition, Davide is a promoter of Industrial Stars of Italy 3, a special purpose acquisition company listed on the Italian stock exchange in October 2017. More recently, he has advised Industrial Stars of Italy 4 on its IPO, raising US$164 million; Frediani Srl on its sale to Florence Group (consumer & retail); DMR on its sale to Launch Metrics (TMT); Costruzioni Meccaniche Weingrill on the sale to a consortium of entrepreneurs (industrial machinery & components); Bee2Link on its acquisition of Terranova Web Systems (automotive); and Zephyr on its sale to DeA Capital and VSL Club (industrial machinery & components).
Davide joined Oaklins Italy in 2006. Prior to this, he worked as a tax consultant for Italian financial institutions as well as industrial groups, such as Banca Intesa, Azimut-Benetti Yachts and Ferrero, structuring complex M&A transactions. He has also advised on European Commission-funded projects. Davide has a degree in business administration from the University of Turin, and is a chartered accountant and a registered auditor. He is also a lecturer at the University of Economics of North-Western Italy on corporate law and M&A topics.