Simonetta Formentini

Project Development and M&A

Simonetta regularly works on M&A and private equity transactions, project development in the energy sectors, assisting clients in drafting and negotiating the full transaction documents.
She has extensive experience in the secondary sector, having assisted several clients in the sale and acquisition of renewable energy plant portfolios through competitive processes, developing an in-depth knowledge of the entire seller and buyer side process.
She also has significant experience in refinancing transactions, having assisted various sponsors in project finance, bond issuance (including green bond) and leasing transactions.

In 2017 and 2018 she was lecturer for the course “The EGP school of business development program” sponsored by Enel Green Power, created for Business Development professionals from SDA Bocconi School of Management. Classes focused on contractual clauses of M&A transactions in the enrgy sector.
She was several years the teaching assistant for the Comparative Business and European Law course at Bocconi University in Milan led by Mr. Alessandro De Nicola.

Notable Experience


Representative transactions Simonetta has recently advised include assistance to:


Obton, in:

  • the acquisition of more than 100 solar plants from E2E;
  • the acquisition of 43 solar plants for an aggregate capacity of 32.5MW from E2E;
  • the acquisition of a portfolio composed by 23 solar plants for an aggregate capacity of 17MW from EOS Investment Management.


Glennmont Clean Energy, in:

  • the sale to ENI of the entire wind portfolio held in Italy, for an aggregate installed capacity of 315 MW;
  • the sale of a 85.4MW portfolio of solar plants to Tages Capital SGR;
  • the sale of a 30MW wind farm to Tages Capital SGR, in the context also of a bankrupctcy procedure of Glennmont Italian partner;
  • the €416 million acquisition of a 245 MW wind projects portfolio from Spanish electric utility Iberdrola;
  • the acquisition of 10MW wind farm from Iberdrola;
  • the incorporation of Green Energy Management Services (GEMS), for the management of reneable assets in Italy.


Sonnedix, in:

  • several acquisitions from ICS S.r.l., one of the most developer in Italy, of solar plants in Sicily;
  • the acquisition from Ellomay of a porfolio of 12 solar plants for an aggregate installed capacity of 23MW;
  • the acquisition from Graziella Green Power S.p.A. of a portfolio of 28 solar plants for an aggregate installed capacity of 53 MWp.


Green Arrow, in:

  • the acquisition of projects for the construction and maintanance of plants for biomethane production in Lombaria Region with a joint venture with L&L;
  • start-up of mini hydro plants, in Viterbo and Campobasso;
  • the acquisition of hydro plant in Lombardia and Emilia Romagna Regions from L&L.


Volta Green Energy, in:

  • the sale of a portion of the corporate capital to A2A, with the aim to co-develop a pipeline of wind and solar projects for an expected capiticy of around 800 megawatt.


Simonetta was also a secondee at Banca Esperia (2015) and a teacher at SDA Bocconi (2017-2018).


Law Degree, Università Bocconi, Milan, 2010




Tel: +39 340 2710635