The Private Debt team is dedicated to discretionary management of Equita Private Debt Fund, a closed-end private debt fund amounting to Euro 100 million that invests in senior, unitranche, and junior bonds and the minority equity of small and medium-sized Italian companies. Equita was one of the first firms in Italy to launch a private debt fund, an opportunity created by a number of regulatory changes designed to facilitate access to credit for small and medium-sized Italian enterprises through financing channels other than the banking sector.
Equita Private Debt Fund invests in profitable, export-focused companies with excellent market positionings and solid gross profit margin levels. The fund is managed by a team of professionals with twenty years' experience in the credit and private equity markets at primary Italian and foreign banks, including both members of Equita's top management team and other leading professionals from the Italian financial community.
On the back of the results achieved in recent years, in November 2018 Equita's private debt team was named "Private Debt Team of the year" at the 2018 Financecommunity Awards, voted one of the most well-structured and organised teams in the sector.