Advisors who come from business to serve business and people
/ WHO WE ARE

We are a group of advisory companies with integrated services to support the transformation of companies, people, and processes.

We are among the first operators in Italy in the field of reindustrialization of production plants.

We believe that, in a constantly changing scenario, supporting a good change is the best way to grow.

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GEDI Srl
A company with over 40 years of history in operations consulting.
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KEYPARTNERS Switzerland AG
Emerging international company in executive search and HR services.
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/ WHAT WE DO
We preserve value in change processes
Reindustrialization

Services to support industrial transformation and reconversion.

Operations

Strategy and innovation applied to production processes.

HR Solutions

Agile solutions for the development of a competitive people strategy.

Debt & Grants

Financial and fiscal tools for business consolidation.

/ HOW WE DO IT
We listen to your needs, with integrated skills

Today Vertus Group recognized strength is the ability to deliver highly specialized content with a concrete, agile, and integrated approach: a dedicated one-stop-shop support to sustain transformation processes.

Our 5 core values
Wish to grow
We look forward, with the ambition to improve every day.
Sense of responsibility
We act with dedication respecting times and ethics.
Mutual respect
We recognize everyone’s value, respecting their ideas.
Be credible
We believe that competence is the basis of our professionalism.
Team spirit
We know how to work together, with agile and dedicated multidisciplinary teams.
/ WHO WE ADDRESS
Companies and people looking to the future
We support sustainable pathways to change.
Large Corporates

Large companies with discontinuity projects of production plants or having to face reorganization / development projects.

SMEs

Companies having to face Industrial Transition paths or with reorganization or financial support needs.

Start-ups

Fast growing companies with specific organizational and financial needs.

People

People thinking about or rethinking their professional future.

/ OUR TEAM
Professionals
Alessandro Ielo
/ ALESSANDRO IELO
founder & managing partner

After previous experiences in KPMG, ASTER and ARQUES INDUSTRIES, in 2008 he founded VERTUS, advisory company originally born in special situations projects. Alessandro has almost 30 years’ experience in both industry and services, having held numerous positions, also in an international context, in sales, management and as an investor. Mentor of Impact Hub, he also sits in the board of directors of several investment companies, in addition to TMA Italy and TMA Europe (Turnaround Management Association), ASSOREIND and AISO.

Paolo Baldini
/ PAOLO BALDINI
partner - hr solutions

After working in leading Italian (Alivar) and multinational companies (Nielsen, Dow Chemical, Stafford Miller), carrying out marketing activities, until reaching managerial roles of brand and product coordination both in Italy and internationally, Paolo enters the Human Resources sector as a partner and Managing Director of Corium.
After another significant experience in Right Management, he joins the HR Solutions division in Vertus as a Senior Partner, with a particular focus on the activities of career counselling, outplacement, and management development.

Carlo Balzarini
/ CARLO BALZARINI
partner - reindustrialization

With over 30 years’ experience in human resources management, Carlo was responsible for the crisis and relocation unit of the Lombardy Region Agency, as well as having held managerial positions in large companies (Postalmarket S.p.A., Seci S.p.A., ABB group). Since 2010 he has supported Vertus in the industrial and trade union relations activity and in the relationships with the institutions responsible to manage the use of social shock absorbers in all regions of Italy, as well as with the Ministry of Labour and of Economic Development. Since September 2021 he has been President of ASSOREIND.

Cristina Beretta
/ CRISTINA BERETTA
office assistant

Cristina worked as an assistant to the Commercial Management in import & export companies, BO.MA Srl and Vega 3 Srl, mainly dealing with international customers and suppliers. After a few years spent in the language training sector, Cristina joined Vertus team as an assistant in support of the various business divisions.

Ivan Bolognesi
/ IVAN BOLOGNESI
partner - hr solutions

With more than twenty years' experience in the Human Resources area, Ivan worked in the Job Agency Worknet (Fiat Group and then GiGroup) holding positions in sales and management. He has been with GEDI since 2005, where he deals with head hunting/search and selection of qualified personnel and with the development of services such as temporary management, talent management and professional training. He collaborates with the Piedmont Region as an expert in personnel selection and assessment in public competitions for management profiles.

Maria Elena Brockhaus
/ MARIA ELENA BROCKHAUS
project manager - reindustrialization

Maria Elena has developed a significant experience in corporate communication at Barabino & Partners and as Communication Manager at Quanta SpA, an Italian group, with a multinational structure, active in b2b and hr services, events, and sports.
As Project Manager, she supported the start-up Shopping & Charity Srl, website with magazine on Italian excellences and showcase for solidarity purchases.
Since 2016 in Vertus, she is currently project manager in reindustrialization.

Mario Campo
/ MARIO CAMPO
hr manager

Specialized in Training Management (ISMO) and HR Management (SDA Bocconi), after about 8 years in training, in 2005 Mario started his career as HR Manager in Satinox Tubi, and since 2011 he has always worked in international contexts. From 2015 to 2017 he was HR Director Asia Pacific (based first in Vietnam and then in China) for the Bel Group, and since 2017 he has been working as Temporary HR Manager (gaining experience in various sectors: textile, medical, dairy, construction), HR consultant, trainer, and coach.

Marion Celso
/ MARION CELSO
hr consultant - head hunter

After her studies, Marion immediately started a corporate career path alongside her legal practice. In 2016 she obtained a second level master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Development and Administration. At the same time, she joined GEDI team where she now holds the position of HR Consultant Head hunter for Middle and Senior Management profiles with a particular focus on Engineering & Manufacturing, Legal & Finance.

Silvia Cordero
/ SILVIA CORDERO
hr assistant

Silvia has more than 10 years’ experience in Human Resources. Initially employed by the SKF Group, she carried out activities relating to Personnel Selection, Administration, Development, Training and Staff Organization. At GEDI, as a Human Resources assistant, she oversees staff selection and management (CV screening and candidate search for active professional opportunities, drafting contracts with customers and collaborators, invoicing, attendance, expense reports, documentation for admissions at customers’ premises).

Giulia Corgatelli
/ GIULIA CORGATELLI
senior specialist - hr solutions

Giulia began her career in the HR departments of leading companies in the Tech sector, dealing with search, selection, and training; at EOLO she contributed to the creation of the HR Department, overseeing all people strategy processes. Certified TTI SUCCESS INSIGHTS® and HOGAN, she has managed numerous potential assessment projects for the construction of career paths and training activities. In the HR Solutions division of Vertus, she advises customers and candidates, with a particular focus on talent & development.

Michele Dell'Orfano
/ MICHELE DELL'ORFANO
business developer

Michele began his career in financial consultancy and, following his engineering studies, continued as a consultant on SAP projects in Ernst & Young and Capgemini. After significant managerial experiences in important engineering consulting companies (ALTRAN, AKKA, ALTEN) in Railway, Aerospace, Automotive sectors, in 2022 he has joined GEDI as Business Development Manager for Industrial Transformation.

Ilaria Girino
/ ILARIA GIRINO
consultant - hr solutions

Ilaria has gained some years of experience within the Human Resources Management of major companies, including Banca Sella and A. Manzoni & C. In the HR Solutions Division at Vertus, she manages group assessments, search and selection activities for qualified personnel and supports candidates in outplacement and career development paths. Hogan certified assessor, she manages collective projects as PM in synergy with the various divisions and collaborates on employer branding and marketing activities.

Riccardo Marchina
/ RICCARDO MARCHINA
partner - hr solutions

After opening the Turin branch of the Job Agency Etjca, mainly dealing with search and selection, Riccardo continued his professional experience at Worknet SpA, as branch manager and then area manager, and at Assioma Srl. At Gedi, he deals with business development, analysis of consultancy needs, negotiations of salaries with temporary managers, trainers, and other collaborators; he also deals with managing consultants abroad, staff training and recruitment; designing training courses, together with trainers.

Marco Filippo Martinengo
/ MARCO FILIPPO MARTINENGO
head of hr solutions

Hogan Certified Assessor, Marco worked in ManpowerGroup gaining experience in the selection process of managerial profiles and in the development of assessment solutions, coaching, leadership development, outplacement. Head of the HR Solutions division in Vertus, he coordinates the team’s business development and delivery activities, dealing with the ongoing design and innovation of programmes. He specializes in potential assessments for succession planning and in the coordination of hiring and volume assessment projects.

Thomas Palmini
/ THOMAS PALMINI
senior sales account - debt & grants

After initial experience at Eurocons as a technician in the debt & grants sector, Thomas moved to the financial and management consulting BU, focusing on supporting companies in the analysis of creditworthiness, drafting of business, benchmarking and in obtaining ordinary and extraordinary finance. Since 2013 he has been assisting companies in selecting and obtaining regional, national, and European grants, and in financial, production and energy efficiency. In Vertus Debt & Grants division, Thomas is a senior sales account.

Sergio Pandolfi
/ SERGIO PANDOLFI
partner - hr solutions & operations

After an initial experience in sales management at Avon Cosmetics, Sergio enters the Human Resources sector as operations manager in Cronos (GI Group), then in Fairplace Consulting as Sales Manager, General Manager and CEO.
Later, Principal Consultant in Corium and Right Management, temporary manager in companies going through a phase of generational change and turnaround. He joins the HR Solutions division in Vertus as Partner, with a particular focus on the activities of career counselling and management development. Since May 2021, he is the CEO of the subsidiary GEDI.

Cesare Pasqualini
/ CESARE PASQUALINI
senior advisor - tax & corporate finance

Certified Public Accountant and Auditor, Cesare is an expert in due diligence, business valuations and extraordinary M&A transactions. A former administrative, accounting, corporate and tax consultant, after several years spent in professional firms in Milan, he became a partner in Studio Emmetre Srl. A professional for twenty years, he has held different positions in various companies, including international ones, operating in a variety of sectors, including Oil & Gas, G.D.O. and real estate.

Emanuela Sartori
/ EMANUELA SARTORI
senior accountant

With twenty years' experience in Accounting Firms and then in an automotive company, Emanuela is a qualified 'Accounting Analyst'. She is an expert in general accounting, invoice processing, cash flow, VAT settlement, asset register keeping.
At GEDI, she is an administrative-accounting employee and is responsible for accounting, relations with banks, model F24 compliance, treasury, attendance recording, and documentation for budget preparation.

Collaborators
/ DANIELE AGHEMO
senior advisor - operations
Aeronautical Engineer with experience in both operations and design areas. Thanks to work experience in both small to medium-sized companies and large multinationals, Daniele has acquired knowledge of the main products and processes in the automotive, electronic, and electromechanical fields. Through specific courses he has implemented skills in Lean Manufacturing and Quality Assurance. Since 2021 he has been collaborating with GEDI in production process optimization and continuous improvement projects.
/ DAVIDE ALBANO
senior advisor - operations
Engineer with solid managerial experience gained in companies such as Ferrari, Maserati, Bmw, Audi, Mercedes, Azimut Yachts, Lavazza. Starting from Product-Process Quality, then Plant Quality and then Group Management, Davide has acquired a systemic vision of the organization, a process-based approach, and a strong methodological know-how. Since 2021 he has been working with GEDI on projects in Quality, Supply Chain, Operations, with a Change Management approach.
/ SARA BARANZINI
senior advisor - hr solutions
Sara has significant experience in the HR Management of Avon Cosmetics and Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, where she worked as HRBP and training manager. Having an extensive knowledge of organisational and relational dynamics, since 2013 she has been involved in people development as a facilitator and assessor; she also completed the Professional Coaching Mastery with the 2nd Advanced level in 2019 and, in 2021, obtained the ICF certification level ACC. In Vertus HR Solutions division, she manages assessment, coaching and management development programmes.
/ ELENA BIONDO
expert recruiter - hr solutions
Graduated in Labour Psychology and specialized in Counselling.
She worked for ten years as Human Resource Specialist & Training Manager at Lavazza, dealing with recruitment (conducting individual and group assessment centres, delivering psycho-aptitude tests) and training organization.
She has been working with GEDI as a recruiter and head hunter since 2021.
/ MAURO BOTTIZZO
senior advisor - hr solutions
Mauro has 30 years’ experience as a company owner in industrial automation and electrotechnical sites, as a designer and supplier of services and programmes, for PLC, SoftPLC and alike, such as soft motion, robotics, and vision, up to data tracking. Since 2016, he has worked with GEDI as a technical trainer in the electrical engineering and industrial automation sectors: PLC programming, robotics, networks, and motion.
/ ELENA BRUNELLI
senior advisor - hr solutions
Psychologist and psychotherapist, Elena began her career as a consultant in the Career Transition area in 2011, dealing with individual and collective outplacement projects. Her approach, characterized by great empathy and a natural interest in change, led her to the role of Assessor in potential assessment, development, and selection projects, both individual (for managerial profiles) and group. It is particularly on this type of activity that Elena has been supporting Vertus HR Solutions division since 2020.
/ ADRIANA BUCCOLIERO
senior advisor - hr solutions
Senior Advisor with extensive experience in attraction, engagement and performance improvement, Adriana collaborates with leading Italian and international consulting companies. Trainer, assessor, and coach, she supports change processes by stimulating learning and continuous development of potential to improve performance and job satisfaction. Specialized in experiential training and emotional intelligence, she collaborates with the HR Solutions division in the implementation of innovative paths for managerial and professional profiles.
/ GIOVANNI CANALI
senior advisor - hr solutions
Giovanni began his career in a well-known financial and insurance group, dealing with sales, training and management of the sales network; for a few years he was an official at Unione Industriali di Parma, and then he took on the role of HR Director for the Immergas group. From 2006 to 2019 he gained important experience as General Manager and Director of manufacturing and service companies, overseeing their reorganisation and development. He collaborates with the HR Solutions division in projects of analysis, redesign and reorganisation of organisational models.
/ ED CAPALDI
senior agile business coach
With more than 25 years’ experience as a Strategic Advisor and Agile Business Coach, Ed works with CEOs and entrepreneurs, who want to transform their companies and corporate culture: they turn to him for strategic advice and to coach their leaders to think different, plan smarter and deliver faster. He has been working with Vertus since 2021.
/ FLAVIO CARBONI
senior advisor - debt & grants
Graduated in Business Administration, Flavio started his professional career working for IT companies. For Filo Ltd, an Italian start-up in the IoT sector, Flavio took on the roles of Financial Analyst and Business Development Manager. As a public investor for the government, he continued his professional career at Invitalia SpA. Expert in financial strategies and start-ups, public soft loans and bank loans, private equity, from 2017 to 2019 Flavio was a partner of Blue Ocean Finance SpA. Since 2019 he has been Senior Advisor at Vertus in the field of debt & grants.
/ DORINO CARIOLA
senior advisor - operations
Dorino has a 30-year background during which he has consolidated in-depth knowledge in the fields of: Time-Methods & Work Analysis, Product Engineering & Development, Process Industrialization & Layout. He has been working with GEDI for 10 years, implementing industrial process analysis activities by identifying simple and effective solutions and respecting feasibility parameters with the best "cost-benefit" ratio.
/ MARCO CREPALDI
senior advisor - operations
A mechanical engineer with 20 years’ experience in the automotive sector, first in Pininfarina, then as Country and Sales Manager in a Spanish multinational in the engineering and testing area. Since 2017 Marco has been working with GEDI in reindustrialization projects, bringing his know-how in feasibility analysis and product development, supporting companies in the Engineering, Validation, Homologation and Certification phases.
/ ANTONELLO DE ROSSI
senior advisor – operations
An engineer with 40 years’ experience in Operations and Engineering, Antonello was CEO and Operations Director in large multinational and family-owned companies such as Comau, Bottero, Ilva, Mecfond. He has acquired high skills in the management of all corporate functions, with a particular focus on production processes both to order and for mass production and assembly lines. Since 2021 he has been working with GEDI on turnaround projects at economic and production level.
/ MONICA DE VINCENTIS
senior advisor - hr solutions
Graduated in Labour Psychology, Monica has many years’ experience in staff search and selection, delivering psycho-aptitude and personality tests. Following specific systemic school training, she has dealt with coaching, outplacement, and career counselling projects. Since 2012 she has been collaborating with GEDI supporting outplacement and potential assessment projects, using individual and group assessment centres.
/ DINO DONETTI
senior advisor - operations
Graduated in Aeronautical Engineering, he gained multiple experiences in the R&D and project and customer management areas of major automotive component companies, dealing with many of the leading international car manufacturers. He has been collaborating with GEDI since 2011 to ensure customers adequate technical and management support in the development of thermal systems for conventional, hybrid and electric vehicles (air conditioning systems, engine cooling, thermal management of batteries and e-traction).
/ PAOLO FARINA
senior advisor - operations
With almost 40 years’ experience in quality, Paolo was Launch Manager and Quality Manager in Magneti Marelli (both in Italian and Brazilian plants), in OMG Officine Meccaniche and in Fontana Group. During his professional career, he acquired high skills in managing the entire Quality area, with in-depth knowledge of technologies, production processes and machine tools. He has been working with GEDI since 2020 on quality improvement and waste reduction projects.
/ FABIO LUIGI GALLUCCI
senior advisor - debt & grants
Graduated in Economics, Management and Corporate Law, Fabio is a founding partner of the investment company FG2 Capital and is also a partner and member of SAF Venture investment committee. Besides being a professional investor, Fabio worked as a manager in one of the world's leading strategy consultancy boutiques (CVA) in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, managing projects for major international companies in the fields of Financial Services, Banking, Manufacturing, Technology, Energy and Utilities. Previously, Fabio was a Manager in the Private Equity team at EY Sydney. Fabio has significant international experience having lived and worked in London, Manchester, Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne for the past 8 years. Since 2020 he has worked with Vertus Debt & Grants division.
/ ETTORE GALVANI
senior advisor - hr solutions
After his studies at the Lancia Technical Business School, Ettore joined the car company (later absorbed by FIAT), where he gained various experiences in the technical field, especially in prototyping, until he took on management and team coordination roles. Since 2012, Ettore has collaborated with GEDI in designing and delivering technical training courses on topics such as ISO 9001/TS/IATF, Quality Management Systems and Lean Manufacturing principles.
/ ANDREA GARRETTA
senior advisor - real estate
With a Degree in Law, Andrea has more than 15 years’ experience in Real Estate, with specific reference to industrial and logistical properties. After covering several positions in the Management and Coordination of large companies in the retail industry, such as Auchan SpA, Esselunga SpA and Lidl Srl., since 2015 Andrea has been cooperating with Vertus in the field of Real Estate, with regard to due diligence and the exploitation of real-estate assets.
/ GIUSEPPE GITTANI
senior advisor - operations
With 40 years’ experience in the automotive industry, Giuseppe was industrial and technical manager within the Aftermarket BU of the CLN-Arcelomittal Group. After acquiring a solid background of technical skills (tooling, sheet metal stamping, timing and materials, engineering), he gained experience in managerial roles managing the growth and integration of various production sites in Italy and abroad. He has been collaborating with GEDI in industrialization projects since 2018.
/ FEDERICA GROTTAROLI
expert recruiter - hr solutions
Graduated in Psychology and specialized in Psychotherapy, since 2007 she has developed her skills in the field of Human Resources dealing with Search, Selection and Evaluation of potential. As an HR consultant she works for several companies (FCA, JUVENTUS Football Club, NOVACOOP, COLLEGIO UNIVERSITARIO DI TORINO "RENATO EINAUDI") conducting individual and group assessment centres, job interviews and delivering psycho-aptitude tests. Since 2010 Federica has been working with GEDI as Head Hunter and Recruiter.
/ GIOVANNI IMOCRANTE
senior advisor - operations
Thirty years' experience in the automotive quality area with in-depth knowledge of the Powertrain and mechanical machining area. Giovanni was Quality Manager for more than 10 years at IVECO's main Italian plant.
For the past 12 years he has worked with GEDI on projects aimed at driving the growth of manufacturing companies in the quality area, making important improvements in the product/process area, and solving problems with customers.
/ GIANNI LETIZIA
senior advisor - debt & grants
With a degree in Economics, Gianni started at RSI (later Altran) where he was Project Manager of several international projects. Then he became Quality Manager ISO 9001 and Purchasing Manager in Assystemitalia; his professional career continued within an innovative SME as Administrative Manager until 2017. In 2018, he became a freelancer with a focus on tax credits, especially the ones related to Formazione 4.0, which has been the object of his collaboration with GEDI since 2020.
/ GUIDO NICOLA
senior advisor - reindustrialization
With more than 30 years' experience in both industrial development and restructuring projects, in Italian and multinational companies, Guido was CEO of SPII spa, Executive Member of the Board (CRO) of the Sada Group, Managing Director of the Cortem Group and Vice-President of Bain & Company, and before that at McKinsey. Founding partner of Verto Value Regeneration, a consulting boutique. Since 2005, he has been working full-time on corporate restructuring from a financial and operational perspective. Since 2019 he has been actively collaborating with Vertus.
/ ENRICA ORTOLANI
senior advisor - hr solutions
Enrica consolidated the first part of her career at Manpower Group, where she held the position of Corporate Account Manager for several years. Then she worked as Senior Advisor and ICF Certified Coach in well-known multinational HR services contexts. An expert in recruiting, team management and coordination, training and career development, mentoring and coaching, she collaborates with the HR Solutions division in the design and delivery of assessment and leadership development interventions, career support and coaching.
/ VINCENZO CLAUDIO PIRAS
senior advisor - operations
Thirty years’ experience gained at Denso Thermal Europe, a multinational manufacturer of advanced systems and components in the automotive sector, where Vincenzo specialized in the definition of the layout of new plants and the redesign of production flows (and related services) in production sites involved in change or redesign processes.
He has been working with Gedi since 2020.
/ PIERFRANCO PONTRANDOLFO
senior advisor - operations
An aeronautical engineer, he has gained extensive expertise in Operations, Engineering, Business Development. Pierfranco was General Manager/CEO in both multinational and family-owned companies (Group Olaer/Olitech, Group Viasystems, Group Defond, Marposs/Metrel, Feraboli/Maschio-Gaspardo, Panini), acquiring know-how in different sectors, including aerospace, fashion, mechanical, electronics, automotive and Oil&Gas. He has been working with GEDI since 2021 in Transition, Restructuring and Turnaround projects.
/ MARIALUISA SUMA
senior advisor - hr solutions
Marilù started her career at Bosch, holding positions of increasing responsibility in HR. Then she became South Europe HR Manager at MoneyGram International. Since 2012, she has been working as Senior Advisor for well-known consulting companies, carrying out development, assessment, training and performance management projects. An ICF (PCC level) and Agile certified coach, in Vertus HR Solutions division she manages assessment and development activities for senior and top management profiles, as well as organisational consulting and HR processes projects.
/ GIOVANNI TRIVISONNI
senior advisor - operations
Certified International Business Coach, Top Manager Trainer, and Strategic Consultant. Giovanni was CEO in both multinational and local industrial companies (Altran Group, Faro Technology, Perceptron Group, PTC, Sicme Motori). He carried out consultancy and management training activities at companies such as STAMET, UFS, FIBRO, LAGOSTINA, BIMOTOR, ITALVACUUM. Expert in corporate restructuring and relaunching with strong Sales and HR skills in maximizing people performance and in transition to change. He has been working with GEDI since 2019.
/ PAOLA VILLA
senior advisor - hr solutions
Graduated in Psychology, since 2000 Paola has been working for well-known national and international HR consultancy companies, acquiring transversal skills in the areas of training, career and leadership development, and organisational auditing. An expert in the design of managerial training courses and the creation of career guidance tools, a Hogan certified assessor and ICF Coach, she collaborates with Vertus HR Solutions division, providing and coordinating assessment, coaching and leadership development activities.
/ OUR PARTNERS
A consolidated network
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iCorporate
Corporate, financial, sustainability and crisis communication.
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PBG S.r.l.
Remarketing of machineries and industrial plants.
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Awair S.r.l.
Licensee of Hogan Assessments.
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Bignami Associati
Business, corporate, tax and governance advisory.
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Novarum Advisors S.r.l
Financial advisory / debt & grants.
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Soluzioni PMI S.r.l.
Business advisory.
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European Restructuring Solutions
European organization of professionals who take on executive and advisory responsibilities, to stabilize, overhaul and reposition loss-making companies.
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Semaphore
SEMAPHORES – ALPHA Group
Sémaphores, French company specializing in transformation projects that have an impact on work and employment, is our partner on cross-border deals with France.
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