Managing Director and Head of Private Equity
Gianni Galasso
Senior Partner

Based in Milan, Gianni is Senior Partner at EOS Investment Management Group and has an extensive international track record, with over 25 years’ experience in the Private Equity industry. His experience encompasses being a key part of senior management teams, including at partner and director levels. He has led successful transactions throughout the whole investment cycle across multiple areas, including but not limited to, Industrial manufacturing, Food and Business services sectors.
His focus has specifically included both international and Italian SMEs. He has held senior roles with a combination of large LBO segment players such as Global Private Equity Firm Advent International, as well as Middle Market players. Prior to joining EOS Private Equity Partners S.r.l., Giovanni co-founded IBV Capital, an investment and advisory firm focused on Italian SMEs.

Member of the Advisory Board
Riccardo Bruno
Senior Partner

Riccardo is Senior Partner of the Advisor Board at EOS Investment Management Group. In addition to his role with EOS IM Group, he currently also serves as an Independent on a number of Boards, including Atlantia S.p.A and Credito Emiliano S.p.A. He is also the founder of Capital Insight Partners, an independent advisory firm, and Professor of Structured Finance at Luiss University.Among his extensive experience, Riccardo was a Senior Partner and Board Member of Clessidra S.g.r (Dec 2008 until Feb 2017).
Prior to this, he served as Managing Director at Deutsche Bank AG from 2000 till 2008. His roles during this period included being the Country Head Responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking in Italy and a Member of the European Management Committee of Deutsche Bank AG London. Riccardo holds a degree (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering in 1982 from University of Naples and MBA major in Finance from the American University of Washington.

Partner| Private Equity Strategy
Marianna Castiglioni
Partner, ESG Ambassador

Based in Milan, Marianna is Partner at EOS IM Group. She has over 17 years’ experience in the Private Equity industry, with particular focus on Italian SMEs for both minority and majority investments. She has over 10 years’ experience as member of Board of Directors in several portfolio companies.
She demonstrated strong analytical and negotiation skills as Senior Investment Manager for Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR, where she worked for almost 9 years, and for the private equity team of Interbanca GE Capital. She holds a Master’s degree in Merchant Banking & Private Capital and a degree in Economics and Business Administration from LIUC-Carlo Cattaneo University.

Investment Director
Francesca Elia
Investment Director

Based in Milan, Francesca is Investment Director at EOS IM Group. She has more than 12 years’ experience in the Private Equity industry, with particular focus on Italian SMEs for both minority and majority investments. Prior to joining EOS IM Group, Francesca worked for 10 years at Fondo Italiano d’Investimento, participating in various transactions across several industries, including but not limited industrial manufacturing and food.
Previously, she worked for a private equity fund Venice Shipping and Logistics, focused on shipping, and sponsored by Palladio Finanziaria. She has also 2 years’ experience in management consulting. Francesca graduated in Business Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, and she attended an exchange program at the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid.

Associate | Private Equity Strategy
Alessandro Candido
Investment Manager

Alessandro is Investment Manager at EOS IM Group. Prior to joining EOS IM Group, Alessandro was Private Equity Associate at Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR, which he joined in 2016. He previously worked as an intern in the Capital Markets division of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Alessandro graduated in Economics and Business Law from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. He also attended an exchange program at The University of Western Australia.