The Green Arrow Direct Lending fund arises from new credit market conditions in Italy and in particular from the requirements of mid-market companies of financing their growth. Current credit regulations, combined with high credit market volatility, create a structural supply and demand imbalance for medium term financing.
The Fund seeks investments having an Enterprise Value comprised between € 50-500 Mln – arranged by the Fund itself (Primary transactions) or by leading arrangers in the relevant leveraged finance markets (Secondary transactions).
The Fund predominantly invests in Senior Secured loans and Unitranche; Bonds and Subordinated debt will also be considered on an a case by case basis.
Target current return: 5%. The Fund is not leveraged.
With more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Banking, he began his career at Interbanca S.p.A. where, coordinating a team of 8 analysts, he participated in the approval and subscription of 700 medium / long-term transactions between € 1m and € 200m on average for a total amount of € 3.8 billion capitals deployed.
SENIOR INVESTMENT MANAGER PRIVATE DEBT
With more than 15 years of experience in the banking world, he began his career as an Auditor in a Big 4 firm continuing as a Corporate Credit Analyst at Interbanca S.p.A. (later GE Capital Interbanca S.p.A.), up to the role of manager of a € 300m portfolio of loans deriving from LBO transactions, with a focus on restructuring activities.
With 4 years of experience in Private Debt and credit analysis, Umberto joined the team in 2019, taking part at the second phase of the investment period of GAPDF I.
Marco joined the team in 2022 as financial analyst. Previously, he pursued an international-oriented education obtaining his bachelor’s degree in economics and finance, cum laude, from John Cabot University, an American University in Rome. Then, he attended EDHEC Business School in Nice, France where he graduated with an MSc in Financial Markets.
CREDIT INVESTMENT COMMITEE
Full Professor of the Finance Department at Bocconi University, he conducts research on stock markets, banking industry, Risk Management and Corporate Governance. His research has been published in the major journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Monetary Economics and Oxford Economic Papers.
Over 40 years of Direct Lending experience. Graduated in Chemical Engineering from the “La Sapienza” University of Rome (110/110). Registered in the Register of Official Auditors for over 10 years.
Over 40 years of Direct Lending experience. He held the position of Head of Credit Department of IMI.