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New York, NY 10022

Phone: +1 212 502 3370
Email: info@cap-m.com

Our Team

Carlo Bronzini Vender
Carlo Bronzini Vender
Carlo Bronzini Vender
Partner and Co-Founder

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in business administration Summa cum Laude from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy
  • MBA degree from Harvard Business School
  • Teaching Fellow in the Economics Department of Harvard University, where he taught Financial Accounting, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics to undergraduate students under Prof. Martin Feldstein, former Chief Economic Advisor to President Ronald Reagan
  • Recipient of the Serafino Ferruzzi Foundation scholarship for international graduate studies

Carlo Bronzini Vender is a Partner and Co-Founder of CapM.

He has over twenty five years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate strategic advisory, having advised senior executives and Boards of Directors of leading corporations on a range of transformational transactions in the United States and internationally.

Much of his work is centered around creating shareholder value across industries that are undergoing dynamic change, including consumer products, retail / e-commerce, luxury goods, software, technology, media and healthcare.

Before co-founding CapM, Mr. Bronzini Vender was a Senior Partner for twelve years at Sonenshine Partners, a mergers and acquisitions boutique based in New York City, where he originated and executed landmark transactions and strategic advisory assignments for the largest and highest profile clients of the firm, including Lavazza, drugstore.com, 1-800 CONTACTS, Highmark Health, Bulgari, HearUSA, Realtime Technologies, Kenneth Cole, i2 Technologies and Walgreens.

Mr. Bronzini Vender started his career in mergers and acquisitions in 1991 at Wolfensohn & Co., a leading global financial advisory firm founded by former World Bank President Jim Wolfensohn and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. As a Managing Director at the firm, he advised many of the firm's key clients including Marriott, DuPont, Caremark and the New York Times. After Wolfensohn & Co. merged into Deutsche Bank, Mr. Bronzini Vender ran the Chemicals and Lodging groups, where he advised major global corporations on several high-profile cross border transactions.

Mr. Bronzini Vender's transactional experience covers mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, partnerships, restructurings, spin-offs and other value enhancing strategies for leading companies in their industries, including ConocoPhillips, Daimler Benz, Dun & Bradstreet, Alcoa, Manufacturers Services Limited and Procter & Gamble.

Prior to Wolfensohn & Co., Mr. Bronzini Vender was an Associate Consultant in the London office of Bain & Company, one of the leading global strategy consulting firms. While at Bain, he advised global corporations such as Nielsen, Baxter and DHL on international market expansion and business growth strategies.

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in business administration Summa cum Laude from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy
  • MBA degree from Harvard Business School
  • Teaching Fellow in the Economics Department of Harvard University, where he taught Financial Accounting, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics to undergraduate students under Prof. Martin Feldstein, former Chief Economic Advisor to President Ronald Reagan
  • Recipient of the Serafino Ferruzzi Foundation scholarship for international graduate studies

 

Selected Representative Advisory Transactions

  • Sale of Davis Vision and Visionworks to Centerbridge and Superior Vision
  • Sale of Limoni and La Gardenia (LLG) to Douglas
  • Sale of Viva Optique, a subsidiary of HVHC (a Highmark company), to Marcolin
  • €180 million sale of Realtime Technologies (RTT) to Dassault Systèmes
  • $900 million sale of 1-800 CONTACTS to WellPoint (now Anthem)
  • $135 million sale of HearUSA to Siemens
  • $433 million sale of drugstore.com to Walgreens
  • $250 million investment by Lavazza into Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Strategic alliance between Luxottica Retail (owner of LensCrafters) and Vision Direct
  • Sale of Alcoa Sabiñanigo foil manufacturing business in Spain to Bavaria Industriekapital
  • Acquisition of Geneva Watch by Binda
  • $343 million take-private transaction of 1-800 CONTACTS with Fenway Partners
  • Acquisition of the glass division of Lynch Systems by Olivotto
  • Sale of contact lens manufacturer ClearLab to Menicon and Migwang Contact Lens Co.
  • Sale of Sonus Faber to Quadrivio SGR
  • $80 million sale of Patient Infosystems to CareGuide
  • $240 million equity commitment by Bulgari into Irving Place Capital
  • $120 million capital raise for i2 Technologies with Q Investments
  • $320 million sale of Manufacturers Services Limited to Celestica
  • $60 million sale of Amicas to Vitalworks
  • $1.0 billion sale of Host Marriott Services to Italy's Autogrill
  • $3.0 billion acquisition of Imperial Chemical Industries' global synthetic materials operations by DuPont
  • $1.7 billion acquisition of Protein Technologies International by DuPont
  • $1.7 billion acquisition by DuPont of 20% stake in Pioneer Hi-Bred
  • $433 million acquisition of Forum Group by Host Hotels 
  • Restructuring of Marriott Corporation into Host Marriott Corporation and Marriott International
  • $300 million acquisition of Asgrow by Pulsar
  • $300 million sale of Remington to Clayton Dubilier & Rice
  • $1.1 billion acquisition of Affiliated Publications (The Boston Globe) by The New York Times
  • $2.0 billion spin-off of Caremark from Baxter International