Francesco Colasanti - Managing Director, Fortress Investment Group Francesco Colasanti joined the Fortress team in Italy in 2001 and has played a part in the main investment processes of Fortress in the real estate sector, in the NPL (non-performing loans) sector and in the traditional private equity sector. Since 2005, Mr. Colasanti has contributed, on behalf of Fortress, to the creation and development of Torre SGR S.p.A., currently the eighth largest Italian real estate fund. He has also been a Member of the Board of Italfondiario S.p.A. since February 2012 and a Member of the Board of doBank since October 2015. Mr. Colasanti oversees investment strategy of Eurocastle Investment Limited, a company externally managed by Fortress and listed in the Amsterdam stock exchange and also serves as a Chief Investment Officer of the Fortress Italian NPL Opportunities Fund. Before joining Fortress, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers on the audit and transaction support team. Mr. Colasanti received a degree in Economics and Business from LUISS University of Rome.
Antonio is a senior credit analyst at Northlight Group, an independent asset manager focusing on European high yield. Northlight uses extensive bottom-up fundamental analysis to identify opportunities across the capital structure in order to generate attractive liquidity adjusted returns with emphasis on risk management and capital preservation. Prior to joining Northlight, Antonio was responsible for capital markets and financing at InvestIndustrial, raising in excess of €1.5bn across high yield and leveraged loans (2009-2013). Previously Antonio co-promoted and ran the European fundamental credit strategy at Magnetar Capital focusing on credit analysis and monitoring of investments (2007-2009). He has also worked with Lehman Brothers as a member of the leveraged finance and M&A teams (1998-2007). Antonio holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bologna. He is fluent in English and Italian.
Stefano Visalli is the Founder of Oxy Capital Italia management specialized in turnaround & distress. He is a director at McKinsey Milan offices.
He is in charge of strategy of the Med Complex and a member of the executive committee practice banking in Europe.
He is responsible for the banking practice in the Mediterranean region. He is responsible for numerous projects concerning changes in the operative structure and turnarounds.
Alessia Pirolo is a senior reporter at Debtwire ABS covering Southern European commercial real estate with a special focus on non-performing loans. Before joining Debtwire, she covered U.S. and European commercial real estate for The Wall Street Journal, and the Commercial Observer. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Antonio Vanuzzo is a senior reporter at Debtwire. He is focused on European banks and Italian restructuring. Before joining Debtwire he was senior financial reporter at Italian online daily Linkiesta in Milan. In 2016 he was awarded the Talented Young Italians Award for media and communication by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK. He holds a master’s degree from Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.