New Deal Advisors
Mara Caverni

Mara Caverni

Managing Partner founder

Professional experience

2016: Board Member of Eight International
From 2012 to 2018: Board member of some listed groups, including ANIMA HOLDING, CERVED, ERG, SNAITECH, Società Austostrade Meridionali.
2012: Managing Partner founder of New Deal Advisors SpA
2005-2011: Partner in charge of the Private Equity market in Italy and member of the global Private Equity team, PwC
2003-2005: Partner responsible for the market Private Equity Transactions – Europe, PwC
1999: promoted to partner, PwC

Professional experiences abroad: Paris (1993, PwC); CFO of a multinational company (1994-1995); London (1998, PwC Transaction Services)

Business Expertise sectors

Responsible for the Due Diligence / Refinancing / Restructuring activities on the main transactions involving the Italian and international markets in the following sectors: Retail, Luxury, Consumer Goods, Industrial Products, Long Term Contracts, Manufacturing

Some of the main operations: SEAT, Prysmian, Coin, Permasteelisa, Moncler, Valentino Fashion Group, Ducati, Upim, Teamsystem, Rhiag, The Nuance Group, Seves Group, Marcolin


Graduated from the L. Bocconi University in Economics and Finance
Scholarship in economic history at the University of Warwick
Contract professor of the Merchant Banking Master at LIUC (from 2000 until 2010) and co-author of numerous publications on M & A issues, Private Equity and Due Diligence Methods
Chartered Accountant and Auditor

Languages: Italian, English and French

The team’s skills stretch far beyond usual professional competence, enabling them to extract reliable data even in challenging environments, simplifying highly complex analyses and providing sound and reliable support to sensitive decision making, in the context of a constructive and positive spirit.

ANDERA – Luca Maria Ravano / Massimo Massari Partners

We used the help of New Deal Advisors as part of our portfolio monitoring activities through IBR, financial review, forensic services and we found a great skill, innovation and originality in strategies and actions and added value of the analyzes produced.

Elena Lodola Head of Leveraged Finance Capital Markets Italy, BNP Paribas.

With New Deal Advisors we have collaborated in identifying and representing criminally relevant elements before the Public Prosecutor’s Office following the investigations conducted by them; their experience in this field, the solid technical preparation and the ability to put it at the service of the client and the lawyers have proved to be fundamental for the concrete pursuit of the results expected by the client at the beginning of the project.

Avv. Gildo Ursini socio Studio Ursini

In 2017, we realized a strategic and structuring external growth operation in Italy, initiated by our participation ORCA, with the take-over of FAIT PLAST, European leading manufacturer of technical thermoplastic films. During this operation, we really enjoyed working with New Deal Advisors who has demonstrated its ability to find and analyse key financial information and deliver a very good DD report in a short timeframe.

idi - Augustin Harrel-Courtès Senior Associate

The extreme professionalism and availability, the immediate understanding of the customer’s needs and practice, the experience in detecting and determining damages, the clarity and completeness of the prepared technical report: these are the elements that have characterized the team’s work of New Deal Advisors which has assisted us in a dispute initiated by one of our clients for the unlawful suspension of contracts in public procurement.

Avv. Matteo Padellaro socio Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners

I worked with New Deal Advisors in a project that involved the evaluation of an intangible asset in the presence of different elements of damage. Andrea was very attentive to the needs of the end customer, both in terms of budget and delivery time of the evaluation report. The final product was excellent with wide customer satisfaction having been followed its indications and identified original technical solutions to obtain the expected final result.

Avv. Vincenzo D'Ambra socio Studio Nunziante Magrone

We have had the opportunity to work with Andrea and the New Deal Advisors team on a project in the competition area. Despite the complexity of the work, they were able to identify the critical issues and key technical elements to meet the needs of the project, making them immediately accessible to the customer (Italian and foreign) and to the lawyers and assuming a central role in refining the best strategy to be adopted.

Avv. Giuseppe De Palma Managing partner Clifford Chance for Italy

We have been working with New Deal Advisors for many years and for us they have become a reference partner in our investment processes. They are extremely competent and flexible professionals with a very pragmatic and always in-depth analysis approach. A senior team that has been able to gain esteem and confidence even from its counterparts by being appreciated for its ability to bring real added value even in the post deal.

PFH – Nicola Iorio, Nadia Buttignol e Massimiliano Mattietti