Our story

Founded in 1973 as Euromobiliare, Equita has a long-standing tradition of independent investment banking. Today Equita 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 the period in which it belonged to both foreign and Italian 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 that evokes the founding principles of the company: equity brokerage, corporate finance, strong roots in the domestic market, ethical standards and transparency.

Find below a storyline that highlights the key milestones of Equita.

1973

Euromobiliare is incorporated and becomes one of the first Italian private merchant banks

1981

Euromobiliare is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange

1988

Midland Bank plc acquires control of Euromobiliare

1991

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

1994

Credito Emiliano acquires control of Euromobiliare, followed by a reverse merger and listing operation

2007

The private equity fund J.C. Flowers & Co., supported by Mid Industry Capital, acquires control of Euromobiliare SIM

2008

Euromobiliare SIM becomes Equita SIM

2015

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

2017

Reorganisation of control and corporate governance structure begins with the incorporation of Equita Group, holding company owning 100% of Equita SIM

Equita Group is admitted to trading on the AIM Italia market on 21 November 2017 and started its trading on 23 November 2017

2018

The subsidiary Equita SIM completed the acquisition of the business unit of Brokerage & Primary Markets and Market Making activities of Nexi, strengthening its competences and its positioning in the market

Equita started the listing process of its holding company Equita Group on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA) and asked the status of STAR listed company. Equita Group was admitted to listing on 19 October 2018, with first trading day on 23 October 2018

2019

Equita Capital SGR, the management company of the Group aimed at managing liquid and illiquid assets on behalf of institutional investors and banking groups looking for ad-hoc investment solutions for their retail clients, is established