Global M&A Advisory Firm specialized in buy side and sell side M&A in the middle-market

ONEtoONE Italy is a member of one of the leading international M&A Advisory Firms specialized in buy side and sell side M&A in the middle-market. With a presence in 24 countries in 4 continents, our global network of partners allows us access to a wide range of market insights, buyers, and investment opportunities.

Our Italy office is located in Bologna and Rome. However, our team conducts mandates across the country with a clear international perspective. We take pride in serving entrepreneurs, multinationals, private equity firms and family offices which are selling, financing or acquiring businesses globally. With many years of international experience and execution of more than a thousand transactions, we are comfortable performing, with creativity and diligence, cross-border transactions in a wide range of industries.


Rome office


Viale della Grande Muraglia 332
00144, Rome

Economic Outlook

Italy is ranked as the world’s 9th largest economy with a GDP of over € 1.7 trillion and population of over 60 million. Since 2012 the deficit has been consistently below the 3% ceiling with the highest primary surplus of a 1.1% average during the 2009-2016 period.1 Italy’s economic structure primarily relies on services and manufacturing, where the service services sector accounts for almost three-quarters of total GDP and employs around 65% of the country’s employed population. The manufacturing sector accounts for about a quarter of Italy’s total production, employing 30% of the total workforce.2  Italy’s tertiary sector is agriculture, contributing to the remaining share of the total GDP. The manufacturing sector specializes in producing high-quality goods and is run by small to medium-sized enterprises.

Market Access Opportunity

Italy’s M&A market is competitive and robust, driven by a combination of both domestic and cross-border transactions in both private and public deals. The most attractive sector for deal-making in the past years was financial services with 79 deals worth € 17 billion in 2017, followed by the industrial sector with a larger number of deals yielding less value – 189 deals worth € 7.9 billion.3 Furthermore, the FDI has driven Italian M&A in recent months, with foreign dealmakers being drawn by the country’s reputation for world-class products.

Sources: 1. Italian Trade Agency. (2019) Economic profile  2. (2018) Italy Economy – GDP, Inflation, CPI and Interest Rate. 3. International Financial Law Review (2018) M&A Report: Italy

Main Services

Sell Side M&A

  • Core market research
  • Deal marketing
  • Buyer identification and contact
  • Due diligence support
  • Valuation
  • Transaction negotiation
  • Financing/ capital raising

Buy Side M&A

  • Core market research
  • Target identification
  • Target contact
  • Due diligence support
  • Valuation
  • Transaction negotiation
  • Financing/ capital raising

Fund Raising

  • Relationships throughout the lender and investor community
  • Regular dialogues with a large variety of financing sources
  • Story-oriented transactions
  • Competitive process
  • Listing sponsors in Europe and Asia

Strategic Advice

  • Valuations in connection with:
    • Mergers
    • Acquisitions
    • Private placement
    • Private/ Public partnership
  • Third-party fairness opinions
    • Independent
    • Unbiased opinions

Other Services

strategic alliancesWeb

Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures


Corporate Refinancing


Business Plan Development




Fairness Opinions


Merger Planning and Execution


Capital Restructuring


Debt Restructuring

Our Team

Our lead M&A specialist in Italyis our partner Federico Forchielli. He began his career in London at Gemini Consulting, an international management consulting company, now part of Ernst and Young. Federico is particularly active in project finance, corporate finance and family business. He is very familiar with the “Made in Italy”, Hotel and Tourism, Mechanics, and Mobility Industry.

Selected M&A transactions by ONEtoONE Italy

Advice on buying

ONEtoONE is happy to announce that our client, Orsero Group, has acquired Blampin Fruit Imports S.A.S. The Orsero Group is a leading distributor of premium fresh fruit and vegetables in Mediterranean Europe, offering over 750,000 tonnes of products from a carefully selected network of suppliers. They manage every aspect of the supply chain, from sourcing to marketing. The Blampin family, founded in 1902, is a group of 10 companies specialised in the distribution of fruit and vegetables. With over a century of experience in the industry, they have established themselves as a trusted name throughout France.

Advice on sale

ONEtoONE is pleased to announce that our client, Corazza Srl, the leading orthopaedic insole manufacturer, joins the eqwal., a global player in the field of external orthopaedic devices. Corazza has dedicated itself to the service of orthopaedic technology with customised solutions, able to satisfy any requirement of orthopaedic technicians by creating innovative and high-quality products. With a consolidated turnover of 200 million euros, Eqwal puts its technological and human skills at the service of the overall well-being of people with disabilities.

Advice on buying

The Induplast Group acquires Petroplast S.A., a Spanish company active in the plastic market for the cosmetic industry. The company with a turnover of approximately 6 million euros will be entirely controlled by the Induplast Group. Petroplast S.A.'s founding family will reinvest alongside the / in the Group to continue supporting the company's growth and development. The Induplast Group ("Group" or "Induplast"), one of the national leaders in the packaging sector for the cosmetics and beauty care industry, has finalized the acquisition of the entire capital("Transaction") of the Spanish Company Petroplast S.A.("Petroplast" or "Societ") from the family founder who will reinvest alongside the Group to support the future growth of the company. Petroplast, which achieved a turnover of about 6 million euros in the last financial year, has operated for over 30 years in the packaging sector and is considered among the Spanish leaders in designing, producing, and distributing high-quality flexible plastic tubes

Advice on buying

ONEtoONE has advised the Italian company Tinexta on its acquisition of 70% of the Spanish company Evalue Innovation through Warrant Hub. The Tinexta Group, is a leading provider of Digital Trust, Cyber Security, Credit Information & Management and Innovation & Marketing Services. Tinexta can now grow further in the Spanish market with this acquisition, as Evalue has an extensive presence throughout Spain with offices in Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Murcia. Evalue offers support services for obtaining tax incentives for R&D and technological innovation projects, as well as national and European concessional finance services. Chairman of Tinexta, Enrico Salza, comments on the deal, saying: “the Tinexta Group is continuing to grow abroad, acquiring dimensions that make it more and more a market player in a position to dialogue with major international corporations"

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