Carlo Montenovesi

Carlo Montenovesi

In over 30 years of experience in the M&A industry he executed over 250 M&A transactions with industrial companies, private equity funds and family business, both domestic and internationally. Moreover, in coordination with other foreign financial boutiques, he successfully facilitated the closing of further «cross-border» transactions».


  • Founding Partner of Cross Border (1990)
  • Founder of Cross Border Capital Finance (London), a corporate finance boutique
  • Founder of Cross Border Biosalus, an advisory boutique with special focus on the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector
  • Vice President of Insead Italian Council, a committee made up of leading members of the Italian entrepreneurship, the finance industry and the economy


  • Past Chairman and co-founder of Global M&A
  • President of the Italian Alumni Association of Insead
  • Manager of the M&A and ipo department of Sopaf, a listed Italian investment bank
  • General Manager of Ciba Vision a new division created through a series of acquisitions in the optical industry
  • Head of New Business Development of the Healthcare division of Ciba Geigy in Italy
  • Consultant at Gea Consulenti Associati


  • Laurea cum laude in Business Administration at Bocconi University, Milan – Italy
  • MBA at Insead, Fontainebleau – France