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News - 06/11/2019

LSH appoints Flavio Ponticello to expand its European operations

Flavio Ponticello appointed to bolster operational expansion into Southern Europe, with Milan office set to open early next year.

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LSH will target real estate deals, M&A opportunities and sourcing attractive NPL portfolios across Italy with Flavio at the helm. Flavio joins LSH from Luxottica, a global conglomerate, with a strong background in business planning, strategy and project management.

This move adds to LSH established network in Italy and Spain.  In 2016, LSH entered into two separate joint ventures with Gesvalt in Spain and Studio Legale DiBaldassarre in Italy.  Gesvalt specialises in asset advisory and valuation with 16 offices across Spain, including two hub offices in Barcelona and Madrid.  Studio Legale DiBaldassarre is a specialist Italian law firm whose Senior Partner and Founder is also the  Senior Vice President of “Banco di Napoli”, one the oldest financial institutions in the world. 

In recent months, LSH has been awarded two significant Italian sell side corporate mandates in the infrastructure and facility management sectors. These projects will come to market over the coming weeks.

Ezra Nahome, CEO, at Lambert Smith Hampton said: 

“Italy is the ideal market for us to further expand into, with its recovering economic performance and our own close ties to many major companies and clients. We welcome Flavio to LSH and look forward to strengthening our European presence as we enter new markets that fit with our business fundamentals.”
 

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