Andrea Ottaviano joined L Catterton Europe in 2008 as Partner to lead the Milan office.
Mr. Ottaviano began his career in 1994 at Barclays de Zoete Wedd, initially as a Financial/Credit Analyst and latterly as a Structured Finance Executive. In 1996, Andrea joined Société Générale as an M&A Associate. In 1998, he joined Mediobanca as a Vice-President in the Equity Capital Markets group, where he oversaw several offerings within the Italian market. From 2000, Mr. Ottaviano served as a Vice-President in Merrill Lynch’s Investment Banking division, where he was responsible for the Consumer & Retail industry in Italy and Spain. In 2002, he became CEO and General Manager for MCC Sofipa, the private equity arm of Capitalia (now Unicredit Group).
Mr. Ottaviano brings 22 years of substantial experience in the investment banking sector and in the private equity industry, having led various investments and exits such as Cigierre, Zanotti, Cellular Line, Teckal, Randazzo, Sardegna Resorts, and having successfully completed the sale in the secondary market of the MCC Sofipa funds to Goldman Sachs and AXA Private Equity.
Mr. Ottaviano is a graduate of Luigi Bocconi University, Milan.