Emil Arnell leads the Italian team as Managing Director. Emil joined us with a wealth of global TMT know-how and experience in the local Italian TMT market as well as across Europe. He has led advisory work on numerous high-profile Italian transactions as well as strategic and regulatory assignments.
Emil works closely with Federico Torri, who joined Solon as Principal at the same time. He brings over 10 years of consulting experience in the local and global TMT sector, spanning transactions, strategy and regulatory projects. In September 2020 Federico was promoted to Director after a hugely successful year for the Italian team. The astonishing growth to now over 10 employees reflects the firm’s business growth strategy.
Marco Cordoni, an Italian national and Partner based in our London office, is working closely with Emil and Federico in driving sales and project delivery in the region.
The Italian TMT market is undergoing a structural transformation on both the infrastructure and the retail sides. It is characterized by remarkable potential for further investment in fibre and network separation/consolidation, deployment of 5G, and the set-up of related business models. The Italian cloud, data center, and wider IT service industry is also gaining pace with numerous recent hyperscaler investments into the market as well as significant activity on the IT services side.