Giovanni Zanelli

Giovanni Zanelli

In several years of experience he finalized over 50 M&A deals in different industrial sectors with cross border buyers. He has a specific track record in the ECU sector with a focus on Energy, Renewable Energy, Waste, Chemical. He is also involved in several club deals on start up and innovative tech companies. Recent deal closed: disposal of SOFTER Group to Celanese Corporation and disposal of Ecoltecnica SPA to Suez Environnement.


  • Partner of Cross Border
  • Member of the investment committee Eccelsa Renewable Energy Fund


  • Senior Advisor of Cross Border
  • Accuracy (Partner) M&A, Valuation
  • Ernst & Young Corporate Finance (Senior Manager) M&A, Valuation, Business Planning
  • Sara Lee Corporation (Paris,Manager) Corporate development on European area
  • Arthur Andersen (Senior)
  • Schroders (London, Analyst)


  • Degree in Finance (MSC finance) – Cattolica University – Milano
  • MBA SDA BOCCONI – Milano