Raffaele de Courten
Founding Partner

In Pri­vate Equity since 2000. In Alto Part­ners, Raf­faele de Cour­ten focu­ses on deal ori­gi­na­tion, debt struc­tu­ring and rela­tion­ships with inve­stors, with signi­fi­cant exper­tise in debt finan­cing and cor­po­rate len­ding. He has par­ti­cu­lar exper­tise in the services, con­su­mer goods and indu­strial and com­mer­cial machi­nery sec­tors. Prior to joi­ning Alto Part­ners, R. de Cour­ten wor­ked for the Euro­pean Invest­ment Bank in Luxem­bourg as the per­so­nal coun­sel to the Ita­lian Exe­cu­tive Vice-​President with respon­si­bi­li­ties, in par­ti­cu­lar, for the assess­ment and deve­lo­p­ment of invest­ments in Pri­vate Equity and Ven­ture Capi­tal funds, and bor­ro­wing and len­ding ope­ra­tions in Italy. Prior to joi­ning the EIB, R. de Cour­ten wor­ked for 11 years in the cor­po­rate finance depart­ment of Medio­banca in Milan, first on equity tran­sac­tions and later in charge of the fun­ding stra­tegy of the bank on the debt capi­tal mar­kets as well as the orga­ni­sa­tion of debt ope­ra­tions for the bank’s clients. He was member of AIFI’s Board of Directors from 2010 to 2015 and Chairman of AIFI’s Mid Market Commission from 2013 to 2015. From 2005 to 2015 R. de Courten was Professor of Private Equity at the Postgraduate School of Economics and International Relations at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. R. de Cour­ten holds a degree in Busi­ness Admi­ni­stra­tion from LUISS Uni­ver­sity in Rome.