About us

We keep pace with the changes affecting society and face them together with our stakeholders with whom we share the opportunities for success in the Alternative.

We grow in skills and face international challenges with a diversified investment portfolio.

We believe that the success of a business is achieved in its sustainability. And that the sustainability of a business is an indication of its success.

DeA Capital is the leading independent alternative asset management platform in Italy, with Combined AUM of € 27.7 Bln and a wide range of products and services for professional investors.

Absolute values

Our Platform is a choice oriented towards solid and positive growth in economic, financial and social terms.

We are inspired by the future

We create value for our partners and communities by operating responsibly and mitigating risks, translating them into long-term opportunities and value

We operate with a people-oriented approach

We invest in the financial well-being of our clients and in the organizational well-being of our professionals, who represent the Group’s backbone.

We have a bespoke cut

Through an industrial approach, a solid track record and an international footprint, we support our stakeholders in their investments with a one-stop shop strategy that is unique in Italy.

The impact of the platform

#1 Independent platform

of Alternative Asset Management in Italy, with aggregate AUM of €27.7 billion



+70 Investment funds

alternatives which include 760 assets and 50 investee companies in the portfolio

7 locations

in the main European countries

A single partner

We combine different and complementary skills to offer ourselves as a single partner, with a responsible, ethical, shared one-stop shop approach.

Investors at the center: everyone is a story of value

  • Support in all investment phases: from selection to portfolio management
  • Consolidated experience in managing funds for institutional clients
  • Alignment of interests

Investment solutions that set us apart

  • Solutions built with the customer, customized in terms of risk/return profile, asset allocation and timing
  • ESG Framework
  • Integration between liquid and illiquid products

Constant monitoring to mitigate risk

  • Active risk management with proprietary systems
  • Structured risk management and compliance process
  • Look-through method and integrated reporting

Our corporate architecture

Through a diversification and internationalization strategy initiated in 1997, De Agostini Group (www.gruppodeagostini.it ) has gradually expanded its activities from the traditional publishing sector to other sectors, each belonging to an independent sub-holding.

Evolution in great strides

  • 2022

    First ESG Report Published

  • 2022

    Launch of Flexible Capital Fund

    A new alternative Special Situations fund

  • 2021

    First ESG Rating

    DeA Capital consolidates its commitment to sustainable development with an important ESG rating by Sustainalytics also adhering to the United Nations Global Compact

  • 2019

    Acquisition of 38.8% of Quaestio Holding S.A.

    DeA Capital acquires 38.8% of Quaestio Holding S.A. parent company of Quaestio SGR, active in the management of investment solutions for institutional investors

  • 2019

    Launch of the pan-european real estate platform

    Through the launch of DeA Capital RE France, DeA Capital RE Iberia and DeA Capital RE Poland, all companies active in the French, Spanish /Portoguese and Polish real estate markets respectively

  • 2019

    DeA Capital wholly owns both alternative asset management companies

    DeA Capital Real Estate SGR and DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR are both wholly owned by DeA Capital S.p.A.

  • 2017

    DeA Capital Group rebranding

    Launch of a new development stage of the Alternative Asset Management platform through the rebranding of the two asset management companies DeA Capital Real Estate SGR, leading real estate asset management company, and DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR, leading company in Italy in the management of alternative investment funds

  • 2017

    Activity promoting investments in SPACs

    Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

  • 2016

    Acquisition YARD

    Acquisition of 45% of Yard S.p.A., which belongs to the real estate facility management sector

  • 2011

    IDeA FIMIT is established

    From the merger between First Atlantic RE SGR and FIMIT SGR, IDeA Fimit SGR is created, today known as DeA Capital Real Estate SGR

  • 2008

    Acquisition of First Atlantic RE Holding

    DeA Capital acquires First Atlantic RE Holding, parent company of First Atlantic RE SGR and First Atlantic RE, one of the leading real estate companies in Italy

  • 2008

    Launch of IDeA Alternative Investments first direct fund

    IDeA Alternative Investments launches its first direct fund IDeA OF I that invests or co-invests along with primary private equity investors in qualified minority participations

  • 2008

    Acquisition of IDeA Alternative Investments

    DeA Capital acquires a quote in IDeA Alternative Investments and starts a Funds of Funds investment plan, with a focus on co-investments

  • 2008

    Investment in Migros

    DeA Capital invests in Migros, leader in the food retail secotr in Turkey

  • 2007

    Investment in Générale de Santé

    First investment of DeA Capital in Générale de Santé, leader in the private healthcare sector in France

  • 2007

    DeA Capital S.p.A. is established

    De Agostini acquires a majority stake in Cdb Web Tech S.p.A., newly appointed DeA Capital S.p.A.