The ICE Agency’s ‘Desk Attrazione Investimenti’, Investment Attraction desk, was launched in London today.
The initiative, aimed at promoting Made in Italy abroad, involves the opening of special counters at ICE’s offices worldwide. The road show begun in the City, at the “Invest in Italy” seminar, with the President of ICE, Michele Scannavini, present as well as the Undersecretary for Economic Development, Ivan Scalfarotto, and the Ambassador Pasquale Terracciano, in front of an audience composed of players and investors.
The occasion was also exploited to announce the signature of a collaboration between the Agency itself and the AIFI, the “Associazione Italiana del Private Equity, Venture Capital e Private Debt”, which will facilitate Italian companies and foreign investors meeting in the interests of growth and internationalization.
“The objective of the agreement,” said General Director of ICE Piergiorgio Borgogelli “is to respond to the demand for mergers and acquisitions of Italian companies and foreign investors with a wide and diverse selection of opportunities.” The President of AIFI, Innocenzo Cipolletta, added “Through this agreement the Agency and the Association come together to facilitate closure of M&As involving small and medium sized Italian firms and foreign organisations. Now we will work to bring together supply and demand between Italian companies and foreign partners.”