Chartered accountant and Certified Auditor under Italian law. Giovanni Covati has a long standing experience in advising Private Equity Funds providing – in particular – tax and corporate advice, carrying out consulting activities to extraordinary transactions (mergers, demergers, corporate valuations, impairment tests, ..), Due Diligence processes, sale/purchase agreements negotiations, shareholders’ agreements, and loan agreements with the banking system. During the years, Giovanni Covati also held seats in several Board of Directors and Statutory Auditors of medium and large – sized Italian companies.
Since 2003 Giovanni Covati acted as the exclusive Advisor to the Private Equity funds managed by J. Hirsch & Co, with specific focus on mid-market transactions in Italy.
Previously, from 1990 to 1997 he worked for Studio Maggiora, Ciocca, Alberti and later until 2003, as a partner, for Studio Olivero, Parodi, Covati e Associati in Turin.
Giovanni Covati holds a degree Business Administration from Università degli Studi di Modena.