Fabrizio De Simone

Fabrizio De Simone
  • Fabrizio runs the Italian Life Sciences Corporate Finance practice of EY (f.k.a. Ernst & Young)
  • He has 19 years’ international experience in Corporate Finance, with main focus on M&A, coupled with a deep knowledge of Equity Capital Markets, Private Equity, Debt Advisory, Turnaround, Valuation and Business Modeling
  • Fabrizio has a wealth of transaction experience across industries and geographies, having worked on over 70 transactions (mostly cross-border) worth in excess of €22bn. In addition, he has extensive management experience as a key contributor in the start-up of four corporate finance teams in three different organizations
  • In the last couple of years, he has served as advisors to various Life Sciences clients, including Cerba Healthcare (acquisition of DeltaMedica, 2017), Recordati (acquisition of Italchimici, 2016) and Fine Foods (debt raising, 2016)
  • Before joining EY in 2012, Fabrizio co-founded and developed for four years DVR Capital, a successful start-up independent merchant bank (2008-2012); prior to that, he has worked for ten years at the Investment Banking Division of Salomon Smith Barney / Citi in London, Sydney and Milan (1998-2008)
  • Graduated with Honors in Business Law in 1998 at the Bocconi University in Milan, Fabrizio is a native speaker of Italian, is fluent in English and French and has a working knowledge of Spanish
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