We invest in the growth
of Italian companies

creating sustainable value for investors,
entrepreneurs and communities.


Clessidra Private Equity SGR is an independent, Milan based, management company dedicated to investments in firms operating in the Italian upper-middle market.

The company is controlled by Clessidra Holding S.p.A., which is fully owned by Italmobiliare S.p.A.

An experienced business partner

The consolidated experience and recognized skills of Clessidra Private Equity team in structuring and executing transactions, even complex ones, in the Italian mid-market, makes the company one of the most recognized private equity firms in Italy. Clessidra Private Equity enjoys a unique positioning in the Italian competitive landscape thanks to a largely proprietary deal-flow, a solid network of relationships with the local business and financial community and a proven ability to create value.

Clessidra Private Equity - Network of longstanding relationships

A clear focus on value creation

With a focus on control or co-control investments, Clessidra Private Equity aims at creating value in a medium-long term horizon through a hands-on approach, which fosters the development of companies through acquisition strategies, improvements in the operational management and reinforcement in the competitive positioning.

Clessidra Private Equity - Significant growth potential


Clessidra Private Equity investments target Italian leaders of excellence showing potential for organic and international expansion and companies presenting clear opportunities to become champions in the domestic market.

Local decision-making processes, proximity to Italian entrepreneurs and an in-depth knowledge of the Italian business context make Clessidra Private Equity the partner of choice for Italian entrepreneurs and represent a distinctive competitive advantage in the origination of proprietary transactions.

Clessidra raised total capital commitments in excess of €3 billion across four funds. 


Clessidra Private Equity currently manages tw0 funds, Clessidra Capital Partners 3 and Clessidra Capital Partners 4.

The fund Clessidra Capital Partners, vintage 2004 and fully liquidated, invested in 9 portfolio companies.
Clessidra Capital Partners II, vintage 2009, invested in 9 portfolio companies.
Clessidra Capital Partners 3, vintage 2015, invested in 6 portfolio companies.
Clessidra Capital Partners 4, vintage 2021, so far has invested in 4 portfolio companies.

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Clessidra Private Equity - Team

Clessidra Private Equity has one of the largest and most experienced teams dedicated to the Italian market. The senior professionals group brings more than 100 years of cumulative experience in private equity across a variety of sectors. A strong group of industry specialists assists the team in all aspects of the investments.


Clessidra Private Equity - Sustainability

Since 2010 Clessidra Private Equity is a signatory member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) and reports annually to its investors the ESG performance of portfolio companies.

Clessidra Private Equity - Principles for responsible investment


Clessidra Private Equity - Press