Monday, December 12, 2022
THCP is delighted to welcome new Operating Partner Matteo SianiCompany News
Three Hills Capital Partners (“THCP”) is delighted to welcome Matteo Siani as a new Operating Partner of THCP’s holding company, Atypical Partner (“AP”). Matteo’s appointment bolsters AP’s already extensive value creation team, which includes in-house experts in branding, digital, ESG and technology. Based in the Milan office, Matteo’s role will focus on supporting growth, transformation, and strategic development across businesses in the THCP portfolio and beyond, with a particular focus on Southern Europe.
Matteo brings considerable expertise to the role with over 20 years in the industry, combining extensive strategic consulting experience alongside senior operating roles, including CFO, Board Member, Chief Restructuring Officer and General Manager. Matteo started his career in McKinsey & Co where he was part of the Strategy & Corporate Finance division, mainly focusing on strategic planning and M&A for large corporations and financial institutions, which included PE firms. The role covered the full M&A life-cycle, from assessing target businesses and the subsequent due diligence processes, to post-acquisition value creation through integration planning and realisation of synergies. Subsequently, Matteo served as CFO of Gpack Group, an Italian packaging leader, where he also covered the role of Board Member and Chief Restructuring Officer. Most recently, Matteo was appointed by PE firms Clessidra Private Equity SGR and Magnetar Capital to co-lead as CFO the turnaround of Acque Minerali d’Italia, the Milan-based mineral water company. Matteo has an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.
Matteo’s appointment follows a series of key senior hires for the firm, including new Partners Pablo Velez and Abhik Das. In the last twelve months, AP’s headcount has increased from 54 to 65, with additions made across the investment team, value creation team and operational support functions. The team expansion coincides with the closing of THCP’s fourth fund, which marked an important growth milestone for the firm.
Mauro Moretti, Partner and Chair of the THCP Investment Committee, commented:
“With an already large and ever expanding Southern European portfolio, we were committed to finding a strong local Operating Partner to provide further bandwidth in the value creation team. We are delighted to bring Matteo on board to fill this role as he brings not only a wealth of experience to the team, but an extensive network in the region. His arrival strengthens our foundations following the closing of our fourth fund, allowing for more portfolio companies to take advantage of our in-house value creation expertise.”
“By applying my experience to date, with a strong standing from my strategic consulting foundations to my more recent practical applications, I am excited to be able to support Europe’s preeminent entrepreneurs throughout their businesses’ growth journeys. AP has built an impressive value creation offering, while THCP boasts an exciting portfolio of companies, which is a testament to the wider team. I’m thrilled to be joining such a talented group of professionals and am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for the firm.”