B.A. Bocconi University
Past Lazard Frères

Arthur Andersen

André Pichler

Managing Director

Co-Head, Corporate Finance, Italy

Mr. Pichler is Co-Head Corporate Finance Italy and Managing Director of Leonardo & Co., 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.

  • Joined Banca Leonardo as Executive Director in 2006
  • 6 years of experience at Lazard in M&A division
  • 2 years of experience at Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance division
Latest Transactions
March 2018

Fairness opinion for the Independent Directors of Atlantia, a portfolio company of Edizione, in the context of the exercise of the call option on Cell

September 2017

Fairness opinion for the Independent Directors of Save, in the context of the mandatory tender offer for the entire share capital of Save triggered by the change in its shareholding structure, with the acquisition of InfraVia and Deutsche Asset Management of Mr. De Vido and Morgan Stanley stakes in Save

April 2017

has merged with


with the resulting company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange

October 2016

has acquired


through a financial package of € 107.5m term loan facility € 10.0m revolving credit facility