Banca Mediolanum

  Background information At the beginning of the 1980s, Ennio Doris, who was a financial consultant for the insurance company RAS at the time, met Silvio Berlusconi by chance in Portofino. Mindful of an interview in which the future premier had invited entrepreneurs to “think big” and declared himself willing to finance whoever proposed an…

Gruppo CIR

Background information CIR – Compagnie Industriali Riunite S.p.A – is since 1976 the holding company controlling the industrial interests of Carlo de Benedetti, one of the best known italian entrepreneur abroad, and of his family. Cir control is in fact owned with a 46% stake by De Benedetti family’s Cofide. Carlo De Benedetti created CIR…

Alitalia

Background information At 6:00am on January 13, 2009, the first flight of Alitalia – Compagnia Aerea S.p.A. left Rome for Palermo. The new Alitalia is still in existence today; known as the “good company,” it was created in 2008 by extracting the financially “healthy” parts of the old Alitalia. The old Alitalia was founded in…