Our History

Founded in 1973 as Euromobiliare, Equita has a long-standing tradition as independent Italian investment bank and is a key player among financial institutions and corporates, having participated in the most significant financial transactions executed in Italy over the last 20 years.

After a period in which it acted as a member of Italian and foreign banking groups (Midland Bank since 1988 and Credito Emiliano since 1994), the top management of Euromobiliare – leading shareholder since 2002 – completed a management buyout at the end of 2007, supported by the private equity funds J.C. Flowers & Co. and Mid Industry Capital.

In 2008 Euromobiliare changed its name to Equita, a name that evokes the founding principles of its history, with equity brokerage, corporate finance, strong roots in the domestic market, ethical standards and transparency as its key values.

1973

Euromobiliare S.p.A. is incorporated and becomes one of the first private merchant banks in Italy.

1982

Euromobiliare S.p.A. is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.

1988

Midland Bank plc acquires control of Euromobiliare S.p.A.

1991

Euromobiliare SIM S.p.A is incorporated, following the entry into force of Italian Law 1/1991.

1994

Credito Emiliano acquires control of Euromobiliare SIM S.p.A., followed by a reverse merger and listing operation.

2007

The private equity fund J.C. Flowers & Co., with the support of Mid Industry Capital S.p.A., acquires control of Euromobiliare SIM S.p.A.

2008

Euromobiliare SIM S.p.A. becomes Equita SIM S.p.A.

2015

The Management of Equita SIM S.p.A. and Alessandro Profumo acquire a majority stake of 50.5% in J.C. Flowers & Co.

2017

Reorganisation of the control and corporate governance structure begins with the incorporation of Equita Group S.p.A., a holding company that holds 100% of Equita SIM S.p.A.

Equita Group S.p.A. is admitted to trading on AIM Italia on 21 November 2017 and started trading on 23 November 2017.

2018

The subsidiary Equita SIM S.p.A. completed the acquisition of the business unit of Brokerage & Primary Markets and Market Making activities of Nexi S.p.A..

Equita Group S.p.A. started the process of listing on the Italian Equities Market (MTA) and asked the status of STAR listed company. Equita Group S.p.A. was admitted to listing on 19 October 2018, with first trading day on 23 October 2018,