Mr. Bianchi has worked across industries including steel, energy, engineering and construction, power generation, real estate and plant manufacturing. He has recently been involved in the structuring of the first Italian corporate turnaround project (Pillarstone) with the two leading Italian banks and KKR.
His recent case works include stabilization and restructuring, through a U.S. Chapter 11 procedure, of Mossi & Ghisolfi, the Italian headquartered €2.5 billion specialty chemical group, attempted restructuring of Spanish EPC Isolux (interim COO), stabilization of Spanish EPC Abengoa where A&M supported the board in addressing market’s lack of confidence due to alleged financial accounting misrepresentation and, over a five month period, helped the company creating a new business plan which has been used as the basis to define the ultimate financial restructuring plan. Other past customers include Pininfarina, Lucchini, Culligan, Saeco as well as international funds like TPG, Centerbridge, Varde.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Bianchi was CEO of Impregilo International, Impregilo SpA’s HoldCo for the group’s concession portfolio spanning waste, energy, toll roads, power generation, hospitals and water distribution in Europe, Latin America and Asia; CEO of Impregilo Edilizia e Servizi (real estate) and was responsible for the monetization of the group’s bad company. He co-led the firm’s turnaround that restored profitability through select divestitures and business refocusing, sitting on subsidiaries’ boards in the U.K., China, Brazil, Argentina and Italy.
Previously, Mr. Bianchi was CEO of Mirant Italia, part of the Atlanta-based and NYSE-listed IPP, and a member of Mirant Europe’s executive committee and board where he led the development of 1500 MW gas-fired units. Prior, he served as CFO and General Manager of Techint Finanziaria in Milan, part of the Techint/Tenaris Group, focusing, amongst others, on risk management, M&A, project finance and insurance. He also spent 3 years in London as Executive Director of West Merchant Bank in London as Head of the Latin America project and export finance department.
Mr. Bianchi taught restructuring and project finance as a member of the faculty of SDA Bocconi and of Politecnico of Milan graduate schools.
Mr. Bianchi earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, cum laude, from Università L. Bocconi in Milan and an MBA with honors from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish, with a basic knowledge of Portuguese and German.