About us

Professionals in our team, fiduciary senior advisors and partners have a comprehensive experience and understanding in the following complementary fields:

Corporate Finance
Investment Banking
Debt Advisory
Private Equity
Fundraising and Private Placement
Investment and Project Management
Management Consulting
C-level Executives Management
Board of Directors Management

LABS is able to provide all the necessary skills to effectively execute each project assignment, transaction and investment delivering the highest value to its customers. The expertise of our professionals originates from long-term previous experiences working at the top of top-tier global institutions in Italy and abroad.
LABS’ team is intensely committed to each deal providing senior advise, meticulousness, excellence, attention to details, flexibility and timely delivery in the execution of complex corporate finance transactions as well as in the assistance in the decision-making process required in any company’s strategic change.

Luca Spazzadeschi

Founder and Managing Partner

Augusto Lippi

Founder and Manging Partner

Chiara Leoni

Associate

Matteo Arnone

Analyst

Elena Giacomelli

Analyst

Valeria Re

Office Manager

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Prior to founding LABS, in 2008 Luca led the creation of and co-invested in, together with other partners, Whysol Investments, an investment company specialised in the acquisition and development of greenfield energy infrastructure.
Prior to Whysol Investments, he worked with Deutsche Bank AG where he covered the Italian market as part of the Continental Europe team.
Previously, he spent over 11 years in the Investment Banking divisions of Rothschild, Merrill Lynch and Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance in London, New York and Milan, where he was involved in the origination and execution of corporate finance transactions, advised private equity funds in a considerable number of leveraged buy outs and large corporates such as ENI, Enel, Gruppo Autostrade, Suez Group, Tiscali, Ferrovie dello Stato and Finmeccanica in several domestic and cross-border transactions.
Luca holds a M. Sc. in Economics and Finance from Università of Pavia. He fluently speaks Italian and English.

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Prior to co-founding LABS in 2017, Augusto had many years of consolidated experience in private equity, strategic consultancy and management roles.
Prior to LABS, he spent 8 years in London at CVC Capital and Oaktree Capital Management where he closed over 20 deals including Ferretti Yacht, Fitness First, Douglas Perfumeries, Sisal, DOC Generici, Synsam, Avast/AVG and many others.
Previously, he worked 5 years as C.O.O. at Safilo S.p.A. and 5 years as strategic consultant for McKinsey & Co. after starting his career in Ferrari auto and GE Oil&Gas.
Augusto holds a M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florence and an MBA from SDA Bocconi. He fluently speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

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Chiara joined LABS in 2013 after obtaining a M. Sc. in Finance from Bocconi University, with a specialisation in Corporate Finance.
During her academic career, she worked as Junior Transfer Agent at BNP Paribas Security Services in Milan, completed an internship at Damiani in New York and an exchange programme at Yonsei University of Seoul. She speaks fluent Italian and English and basic Korean and Spanish.

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Matteo joined LABS in 2018 after obtaining a M. Sc. in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, with a specialisation in Finance.
During his academic career, he wrote his master thesis based on a work experience at Microsoft Italy in Milan, worked at Banor in Milan for a university project related to ESG factors, completed an Erasmus programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and a summer programme at Albert-Ludwings-Universität in Freiburg. He speaks fluent Italian, English, conversational Swedish and basic French.

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Elena joined LABS in 2018 after obtaining a M. Sc. in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, with a specialisation in Finance.
During her academic career, she co-led an entrepreneurial project in the leather goods industry and completed a summer programmes at Columbia University in New York and at UCLA in Los Angeles.
She speaks fluent Italian, English and basic French.

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Valeria joined LABS in 2019 after a work experience as Secretary at Rothschild Spa.
Previously she worked in tourism and hospitality as Resident Tour Leader for business trips and Front Office Shift Leader in luxury Hotels and Golf Clubs.
She speaks fluent Italian, English and German.

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