Rome-based independent equity and debt capital markets advisory and M&A boutique Aestas has already raised €1.06 million in its ongoing equity crowdfunding campaign on CrowdFundMe, surpassing the minimum target of €999,000 for 1.4 percent of capital based on a pre-money valuation of €70 million, which takes into account the expected fees for the various deals the team will be able to conclude over the next five years.
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Aestas supports local and international SMEs in their growth plans
The goal now is to reach in the next two months of the campaign the maximum funding target of €5 million, which can possibly be increased to a maximum of €8 million, and then to list the company on Euronext Paris next November.
In fact, the IPO process has already been initiated. In addition to an increase in liquidity, the listing will open up new business opportunities for deal generation. The listing will be synergistic with the expansion plan through the investment department, whose deals will be directly reflected in the share price.
Aestas supports local and international SMEs in their growth plans and turnaround processes, relying on a team of professionals with an average of 30 years of experience in corporate finance, commercial and investment banking, and strategic consulting for public and private clients.
Aestas is chaired by economist Giulio Sapelli and led by CEO Giuseppe Spaziani partner at AD Avsory, with more than 20 years of experience in corporate banking in leading banking groups such as Unicredit. To date, the firm’s capital is divided equally between partners Paola Palumbo and Tommaso Marchiorello.
The boutique closed 2022 with a turnover of about €4 million (+366% year-on-year) and operates in Italy, France, and Switzerland, with the possibility of expansion to other regions, about one million Ebitda with a margin of 23.3% and a net profit of about €500,000. The company expects to end 2023 with revenues of €12.3 million and already has new mandates for 2024 for €4.8 million. Management also expects revenue growth with a CAGR 2022-2026 rate of about 80%.
Aestas assumes growth in all business lines, which are expected to grow steadily over the analysis period, reaching about 83 percent of net revenues in 2026
In particular, NVP counts on advisory services from its partnership with a Swiss investment holding company, which has a billion Swiss franc investment program, through which it offers equity financing solutions to clients and reciprocates with financial advisory services.
The business model is characterized by 5 vertical competencies: equity capital markets, debt capital markets, corporate finance, and support for companies to assign receivables from the government.
Equity Capital Markets: Aestas works closely with public and private companies to assist equity financing transactions such as IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements, convertibles, and derivatives.
Debt Capital Markets: With its expertise in corporate banking, Aestas advises on the structuring, marketing, and pricing phases of bank and bond lending, with particular
attention to: structured finance, bonds (high yield, convertible), finance transactions, loan renegotiation, exploitation, mezzanine and corporate debt, and securitizations.
Corporate finance: The Aestas team provides assistance with structured finance transactions Our clients are corporations, institutional entities, and private investors. The firm handles a wide range of transactions, such as cross-border M&A, asset and business valuation, debt restructuring, leveraged buyouts, spinoffs and divestments, and optimization of credit management.
PA and Superbonus: Aestas has entered into agreements with platforms that carry out credit brokerage activities and operate in synergy with vehicles established under Law 130 for the non-recourse purchase of trade receivables from the Public Administration (ASLs/ASPs/AOs/Regions and other local authorities). The company carries out consultancy related to “Super Ecobonus,” “Facade Bonus,” “Home Bonus,” and any tax credit arising from building renovations.
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