Armani

Background information Among Italy‚Äôs luxury brands still owned by Italian hands, Giorgio Armani fashion maison is for certain the most attractive prey for investors from abroad. Both LVMH and Kering (former Pinault-Printemps-Redoute), just to name names, would probably be happy to pay almost any price for it. But the celebrated Italian fashion designer, now turned…

Luxottica

Background information In the spite of the global crisis, Luxottica managed to make 2012 its best year ever of its 50 years long history. Perhaps the sole true Italian multinational in the fashion and luxury industry with just 15% of its 65,000 employees working in homeland Italy. Its founder and owner, Leonardo Del Vecchio, was…

Intesa Sanpaolo

Background information Intesa Sanpaolo is the outcome of a revolution which was also a compromise between the secular and the catholic culture in the Italian banking industry. It is deeply rooted in the heirs of the catholic credit tradition, Banco Ambrosiano Veneto, and the most secular and most international