Ben Davis

Head of Investment Management

Ben Davis has twelve years experience in the alternatives investment industry. Ben worked as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst at Axial Investments (now part of Standard Life Aberdeen) covering fundamental investment strategies across all asset classes before moving to Russell Investments where he was responsible for European hedge funds research. At Alvine Capital Ben developed an investment advisory business catering to family offices and endowments as well as distributing various hedge funds and private equity funds on a third party basis. Ben Davis was Partner and Head of Sales at StormHarbour Alternative Investments prior to being Head of Sales and Marketing at Leo Fund Managers. Ben is currently a director of II Capital Advisors and a director of Attica Capital.

During his career Ben has raised capital from several insurance companies and pension funds in the UK, and from European pension funds and US endowments. Ben has good coverage of wealth managers in Switzerland (including multi-family offices and private banks) and in the UK, and he has also a handful of close relationships with other institutional investors in Northern Europe and the Middle East.

Ben Davis graduated from the University of Southampton and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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Alessio Rocchi

Head of Institutional Management

Alessio Rocchi has ten years experience in the alternatives investment industry. He's Director of Investments at a single family office focused on alternative investments. In this capacity, Alessio works closely with several leading European and North American private asset management companies and funds, which are specialized in energy, infrastructure and real estate businesses. He also serves as a director of start-up companies and investment funds.

Former Partner at dPixel, a leading Italian venture capital firm, focused on seed & early stage investments in the digital technologies industry and on Startup Acceleration Programs. Alessio had worked for a primary Italian investment bank and for Clarion Finanz AG, an investment firm focused on financing emerging companies in the natural resource industry. With this first-class venture capital financing platform Alessio contributed in raising over USD300 million in equity and quasi-equity investments, and managed the firm's capital base to generate investment income and capital appreciation.

Before his career in the capital markets, Alessio practiced corporate and securities law and advised companies on tax structures since 1999.

Alessio is a Teaching Fellow at Bocconi University (Milan) - Department of Finance where he holds Corporate Finance lessons (Professore a contratto) to undergraduate students.

Alessio holds a degree in Law from University of Rome, a Master in Corporate Finance from Bocconi University and a Ph.D. in Finance from University of Trieste.
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Our approach

We consistently strive to exceed client expectations. We believe in partnering with teams that have demonstrated an ability to generate market leading returns, who share our high-performance culture, and whose interests are aligned with those of their investors. Our approach is characterised by:
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Relationship driven

We have a finite number of deep investor relationships in Europe, the Middle East and Asia which have been developed through years of association with highly differentiated and successful offerings. We are known and trusted at Board Level and by CIOs. We strive to understand the idiosyncrasies of each investor.
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Deep & Current Knowledge

We understand private capital markets - private equity, venture capital, private debt, real estate and infrastructure - and crucially we understand when each of our investor contacts are looking to invest in each.
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We bring an intensity to each fundraising that ensures a successful outcome regardless of the challenges faced, with a record of successfully closing every mandate to date.
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Only Partner with the best

We are selective about the mandates that we take on and actively limit the number of fundraises that we undertake at any given time - choosing to focus on the quality of our clients and the ability to close their funds as our key metrics for success.

Track record

95% of our investors are Asset Owners - such as Pension Funds, Endowments and Insurance Companies - with long term investing capital objectives. Our investors have +€100Bn of AUM.
Over €2.7bn
Partnered with
40+ AIFMs
Typical investment
Between €20m and €50m

Our services

Tailored capital raising with a diverse approach.
We specialise in raising private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private credit funds from institutional investors in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We also advise on the secondary sale or restructuring of portfolios of direct or fund investments.

Primary Fund Raising

Primary fundraising forms the core of our business. Since inception we have raised over €2.7bn of capital across 40+ funds.
We will only engage a limited number of non-conflicting mandates with managers that can demonstrate a differentiated and strong fund offering.
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We compliment in-house sales teams, and their global placement firms where appropriate, by targeting a distinct group of institutional investors with a high degree of certainty. We provide direct access to Board Level and or CIOs.

Secondary Transactions

We advise across a wide range of secondary mandates, assisting investors to achieve best value for their portfolio of assets efficiently and with the upmost discretion. Our approach to tailoring transactions according to our client's objectives, combined with our deep market knowledge has led to a range of successful outcomes across:
Investor positions Tail end portfolios Aged primaries
Manager led liquidity solutions Staple transactions

M&A Advisory

IICapital have successfully completed a range of corporate finance projects. We have advised small and mid-cap companies across Europe on a range of IPO, merger and MBO projects.

Fund Structuring

Most recently we advised a prominent private bank and structured a distribution vehicle for their HNWI clients to access one of the foremost alternative private capital fund managers in the world.

Leadership team

Ben Davis Head of Investment Management
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Alessio Rocchi Head of Institutional Management
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Contact us

UK Office
IICapital Advisors Ltd6 Bevis Marks London EC3A 7BA

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IICapital Advisors Limited (reference number 713447) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.