Leadership team

Matteo Manfredi

Managing Director Leonardo & Co. & Co-Head, Corporate Finance, Europe, Houlihan Lokey

Mr. Manfredi is a Managing Director of Leonardo & Co., now a joint venture with Houlihan Lokey in Italy, which provides corporate finance, financial restructuring, and other financial advisory services. He also serves as Co-Head of Corporate Finance Europe for Houlihan Lokey.

Mr. Manfredi has advised numerous European companies across a wide range of industry verticals on M&A transactions, complex equity and debt capital raises, and financial restructurings. Prior to being appointed to his current roles, Mr. Manfredi worked at Lazard for 10 years, where he advanced to Managing Director.

Mr. Manfredi holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan. He holds the title of Chartered Accountant in Italy.

Pietro Braicovich

Managing Director

Mr. Braicovich is a Managing Director of Leonardo & Co., now a joint venture with Houlihan Lokey in Italy. He has nearly 25 years of investment banking experience in debt advisory and restructuring, bond and loan structuring and underwriting, global capital markets, derivatives products, and M&A.

Prior to Leonardo & Co., Mr. Braicovich spent 14 years in the investment banking divisions of JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse before joining Morgan Stanley as Head of Italian Corporate Debt in the Global Capital Markets Division, and as Executive Director in the Investment Banking Division.

Mr. Braicovich holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.

Andrea Mainetti

Managing Director

Mr. Mainetti is a Managing Director of Leonardo & Co., now a joint venture with Houlihan Lokey in Italy. He has nearly 15 years of investment banking experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt financing, and restructuring.

Prior to Leonardo & Co., Mr. Mainetti spent two years in UBS Investment Bank’s M&A team in London. He started his career in the Corporate Finance division of Morgan Stanley, also in London.

Mr. Mainetti holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

André Pichler

Managing Director

Mr. Pichler is a Managing Director of Leonardo & Co., now a joint venture with Houlihan Lokey in Italy, which provides corporate finance, financial restructuring and other strategic advisory services. He has advised numerous European companies across a wide range of industry verticals on M&A transactions, IPOs, complex equity and debt capital raises, and financial restructurings.

Prior to Leonardo & Co., Mr. Pichler spent six years at Lazard Frères, first with the TMT group in Milan and then with the M&A division in Paris, and before that, two years in Arthur Andersen’s Corporate Finance division.

Mr. Pichler holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.