Background information In 1872 Giovanni Battista Pirelli, a 24 year old engineer, created in Milan after his name the Italian rubber maker which would have become a global tire brand: Pirelli & C, the first ever Italian company to

Telecom Italia

Background information Telecom Italia, once a cash rich powerhouse in the global telecom industry landscape, since the last decade is struggling with a huge debt burden nowadays reduced to the still big figure of nearly 30 bn euros which limits its capital spending capacity as well


Background information Mediobanca, the once upon a time powerhouse of Italy’s financial and corporate system, has lost most of its grip on financial and corporate Italy, as Unicredit and Intesa emerged as the two new pillars of the Italian banking landascape while the big global investment banks from Germany, France and the US massively entered…