Who we are
Cassandra Investments is an investment partnership founded by the managers Emanuele Charalambis and Riccardo Donadel, and sponsored by seasoned Italian and international institutional investors, entrepreneurs and executives.
Our objective is to acquire, actively manage, expand and integrate one or more synergic and high-potential Italian small-medium enterprises, aiming to form a multi-national industrial group. After the completion of the acquisition, we will assume CEO positions and, actively supported by our sponsors, we will drive strategic initiatives on expansion, M&A, and re-organization to consolidate an integrated and competitive group.
We position ourselves as a bridge between private equity and entrepreneurship, proposing an alternative, entrepreneurial and tailored solution for the generational transition, professionalization, and consolidation of Italian family businesses.
What we are looking for
We aim to acquire one or more synergic and high potential SMEs with the following characteristics:
Strong positioning in its market / niche, with clear and sustainable competitive advantages
Solid and proven business model
Clear growth opportunities via internationalization, digitization, and consolidation
Our added value
Our approach is industrial and not financial. This allows us maximum flexibility and to dedicate 100% of our resources on the active and exclusive management of your business
Focus on growth
We are not traditional funds or competitors, but entrepreneurs and managers. We are dedicated to empower your company and to accelerate its growth trajectory
We will assume full-time CEO positions to manage first hand the expansion, integration and optimization of the business under a truly entrepreneurial approach
Actively supported by our sponsors, among the most successful investors, entrepreneurs and managers, we bring synergic skills, resources, and network to professionalize and scale your business
We have assisted in Italy and abroad top management and entrepreneurs in the definition and execution of strategic initiatives across M&A, internationalization, relaunch and corporate restructuring
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Before co-founding Cassandra Investments, Emanuele worked in strategic consulting in Dubai, holding managerial positions and leading expansion, transformation, investments, and integration projects for major industrial groups, private equity funds, and tech players. Emanuele graduated with full marks in Computer Engineering and obtained an MBA from IESE Business School.
Cassandra Investments' Management Team is sponsored by Italian and international seasoned investors, entrepreneurs, and managers with decades of successful experiences and the ability to actively participate in value creation
Entrepreneur, investor, and former President & CEO at SME Group, a key Italian player in EV industrial engineered solutions, Alessandro led the company expansion, internationalization, and sale to Dana Incorporated