Unquote speaks to Fabio Ranghino, partner and head of sustainability and strategy at Italy-headquartered sustainability-focused investor Ambienta, about his current outlook on dealflow and ESG investing, as well as the next stage of the firm’s growth.
Over the course of May 2023, the GP kicked off the deployment of its fourth EUR 1.55bn buyout fund with the acquisition of plastic recycling systems developer Previero, and it rounded off the deployment of its third fund with the acquisition of education software platform Spaggiari.
Ranghino discusses how Ambienta is assessing investment opportunities and its current portfolio against a challenging macro backdrop, while eyeing potential expansion of its existing private equity strategy. Having spent more than 12 years with Ambienta, Ranghino also gives an overview of how sustainable investing has developed during his time in the industry.
Ambienta is headquartered in Milan and has additional offices in Munich, London and Paris. It operates its sustainability-focused strategy in private equity via its flagship private equity funds, in public markets via its Ambienta X arm, and – most recently – in credit.
00:59 – Intro
1:56 – Investment opportunities in the current market
8:18 – Ambienta’s approach to exits
14:14 – ESG and sustainability in focus
21:39 – The LP view
23:36 – Ambienta’s future growth
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