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    Carlo Bronzini Vender

    Partner and Co-Founder

    Mr. Bronzini Vender has over twenty-five years of experience in mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategic advisory, having advised senior executives and Boards of Directors of leading corporations on a range of transformational transactions. His expertise is centered around creating shareholder value across industries that are undergoing dynamic change, including healthcare, technology and consumer.

    He has originated and executed landmark transactions and strategic advisory assignments for many high-profile clients, including MetLife, Highmark Health, Dentaquest,1-800 CONTACTS,, Walgreens, Bulgari, Caremark, Lavazza, Shutterstock, Datalogic, Realtime Technologies and i2 Technologies.

    Mr. Bronzini Vender started his career in mergers and acquisitions at Wolfensohn & Co., a leading global financial advisory firm founded by former World Bank President Jim Wolfensohn and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. Prior to Wolfensohn & Co., Mr. Bronzini Vender was an Associate Consultant in the London office of Bain & Company.

    He is a donor to several educational, health policy and art institutions and is a trustee of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.


    • MBA degree from Harvard Business School
    • Undergraduate degree in business administration Summa cum Laude from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy
    • Teaching Fellow in the Economics Department of Harvard University
    • Representative Transactions

      • Acquisition of Vistasi and GrandVision stores from EssilorLuxottica by Vision Group
      • Sale of Luxury Optical Holdings to New Look
      • $2.475 billion sale of DentaQuest to SunLife
      • $1.7 billion acquisition of Versant Health by MetLife
      • Sale of 1-800 Contacts to KKR
      • Acquisition of Paragon Health by SignatureMD
      • Sale of Visionworks to Vision Service Plan
      • Merger of Davis Vision with Superior Vision
      • Growth investment by Blue Sea Capital into SignatureMD
      • Sale of Astra Manufacturing to Cornerstone Foodservice Group
      • Sale of Favini to Fortress Investment Group
      • Sale of Wikibuy to Capital One
      • Acquisition of Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) by RCF Group
      • Sale of Limoni and La Gardenia (LLG) to Douglas
      • Sale of 1-800 CONTACTS to AEA Investors
      • 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 Anthem
      • $135 million sale of HearUSA to Siemens
      • $433 million sale of 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 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