In this article published on PEI Infastructure Investor in March 2020, Luigi outlines the fundamentals of Asper’s investment approach, based on backing proven -yet still early stage- development teams to build industrial scale sustainable asset platforms.

The approach combines infrastructure and private equity investing techniques: at Asper we call this Infrastructure Growth Equity.



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Luigi Pettinicchio

Chief Executive Officer

Luigi co-founded Asper in 2016 with Emma and Luis, with whom he had worked at HgCapital since 2008. 

Luigi has more than 15 years of experience in energy and investing.  At Asper, he is responsible for investment execution across all platforms, the organization and the overall management of the firm. Over the years Luigi led a number of investments, financings and exits in different markets and technologies across the UK, France, Spain and Scandinavia. He sits on the Investment Committee, Platform Management Committee, Sustainability and Risk and Compliance Committees.

Prior to joining Hg/Asper, Luigi worked for Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division in London and for McKinsey & Company in Milan.

He holds a “cum laude” double degree in engineering from Milan’s Politecnico and Paris’ Ecole Centrale, and a MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School.