Powering the digital
Italy of tomorrow

Mission critical digital infrastructure

Who we are

Why Lio DC

One-stop-shop, long-term Italian data center operating partner
  • Investment platform with a particular focus on the development of Data Center, Real Estate and Renewable Energy projects
  • Founder is Francesco Marini and investing partner is Giovanni Tamburi (leading Italian Private Equity investor via T.I.P.)

Italy. Fast-tracked

  • Portfolio of sites in the greater Milan area (in constant expansion)
  • Power solutions: ramp-up and scale-up (High and Medium Voltage dual approach)
  • Know-how in designing and obtaining ready-to-build projects through our expertise in Real Estate and Renewable Energy

Value-Added Services

  • 100% green-powered data centers through PPA agreements (>3GW pipeline through Lio Energy)
  • High-performance computing in-house expertise (30+ AI engineers)
  • Data Center concepts developed in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Industrial Liaison Program

Our people

Luca Marini
CEO

Luca Marini
CEO

  • Luca sets the company’s strategic direction and oversees execution
  • Brings 15+ years of investing and company building experience at Rocket Internet, Xyence (Italy’s largest life sciences fund) and L Catterton
  • Holds an MBA from Harvard Business School

Aniello Priore
CFO

Aniello Priore
CFO

  • As the Lio Group’s CFO, Aniello develops and oversees all financial plans
  • Brings 20+ years of experience as CFO of real estate companies and funds
  • Prior experience at Deutsche Bank, Castello SGR and Invel Real Estate

Andrea Novasconi
Head of Acquisitions and Permit Development

Andrea Novasconi
Head of Acquisitions and Permit Development

  • Andrea identifies, evaluates and executes data center asset acquisitions
  • Brings 20+ years of experience in commercial real estate development
  • Has a long-standing track-record with investment funds and family offices

Luca Raineri
Head of Energy

Luca Raineri
Head of Energy

  • 10+ years of experience in research and development of investment opportunities in photovoltaic, wind and storage facilities (Eni, Enfinity)
  • Robust track record in challenging markets (2+ GW in UAE, 2+GW in Italy)

Michela Citterio
Head of Legal

Michela Citterio
Head of Legal

  • Brings 20+ years of experience as a business lawyer
  • Has an extensive track-record in working with local enterprises with a distinct focus on the Energy industry (Ecoprime, Sunedison, Gianni & Origoni)

Tommaso Cibrario
Associate

Tommaso Cibrario
Associate

  • Tommaso brings previous experience in corporate M&A and real estate private equity at Lazard and Morgan Stanley
  • Cum laude graduate of ESCP Business School’s Master of Science in Business Administration and Management

Alessandro Redaelli
Analyst

Alessandro Redaelli
Analyst

  • Alessandro brings previous experience in advisory and private equity at HSBC and Paine Schwartz Partners
  • Cum laude graduate of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Davide Cianni
Analyst

Davide Cianni
Analyst

  • Davide brings previous experience at Generali
  • Cum laude graduate of Politecnico di Milano (Bsc and MS in Management Engineering with a major in Energy) 


Contact us

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