Marco Capello is the founder, Managing Partner, Member of the Board and Member of the Investment Committee of BlueGem Capital Partners.
Marco Capello is a Board Member of The Private Clinic, Fintyre, Neomobile, Management Consulting Group, Liberty, Enotria&Coe, Mamas & Papas, Jack Wills, Crafts Group Holding Ltd, Wool and The Gang Ltd and UFI Filters.
From 2002 to 2006 Marco Capello was a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, executing transactions in Europe with a cumulative equity investment of approximately € 650 million and returns at the very top of the industry.
Marco Capello started his professional career in Investment Banking where he worked for over 18 years at Credit Suisse First Boston, Wasserstein Perella and, from 1994, at Merrill Lynch. During his career in Investment Banking Marco worked primarily in mergers and acquisitions both in New York and London. At the age of 30, whilst at Wasserstein Perella, he became a member of the European Executive Committee. At 34 he became Head of Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch in Italy.
Key deals include the sale of Alfa Romeo, the acquisition of the Selenia Elsag group, the privatisation of SME, the sale of Omnitel to Vodafone, the creation of Agusta Westland, the privatisation of Enel. While at Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity, Marco worked on the acquisition and sale of Spirit and Debenhams and the aquisition of Rexel and Necta Vending.
Marco Capello holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York. He graduated at the age of 22 in Civil Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.