A cake with your loan? Bank opens pastry shop in branch

In an era of online banking, the Milan branch of Intesa Sanpaolo has opened its doors to a celebrated creator of sweet treats


Intesa Sanpaolo eyes the number one position in Europe

With sustainability and value creation running through every aspect of the Italian bank’s business plan, Intesa Sanpaolo believes the next four years will see it cement its position as a leading European player


Structured-finance deal breaks new ground

By thinking out of the box and using flexible funding strategies, the small but experienced Intesa Sanpaolo team in Hong Kong was able to deliver a profitable deal


Revving up to conquer the world

Success on the track has been eclipsed by the business triumphs of former motorcycle racer Igor Akrapovič, whose company manufactures exhaust systems. Wishing to expand further, the Slovenian has enlisted the help of Intesa Sanpaolo’s subsidiary bank in his home nation


The Italian bank muscling in on big deals

Intesa Sanpaolo’s Corporate and Investment Banking division is organised by key industries. It has proved to be a winning formula


Opportunities beckon in the sixth global economy

As the economies of South-East Asia develop apace, opportunities for companies to participate in the region’s development are growing. Gianluca Cugno, head of Intesa Sanpaolo’s International Department – its global corporate network – explains how the bank is ready to help them


Welcome to 10-second 24/7 European payments

As Intesa Sanpaolo connects to an innovative, real-time cross-border payment system, Stefano Favale, head of global transaction banking, explains how transactions remain at the heart of the bank’s business.


Better banking for individual industries
Industry expertise and international presence: banking for the future

Marco Rottigni, Head of Global Corporate Department at Intesa Sanpaolo’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division, tells Giulia Rhodes how the bank’s organisation by industry sector is helping corporate clients embrace international opportunities


Open for big business in Prague

Intesa Sanpaolo has beefed up its subsidiary branch in Prague with a new executive director and more experienced staff, all focused on delivering an efficient and effective service for large businesses


A most successful blind date

The lack of an existing relationship between Intesa Sanpaolo and Dell didn’t stand in the way of the Italian bank clinching $1 billion-worth of the financing when Dell bid for EMC.


Papering the way to a global future

Loan facilities from Intesa Sanpaolo’s internationalisation office assisted Lucca-based tissue manufacturer Celtex acquire a German firm. The move has enabled it to expand its international profile, says Robert Galbraith


The height of Italian culinary perfection

Where good food is about respect for nature


Eurizon Capital unveils its new securitized investment fund

The asset management arm of Intesa Sanpaolo has launched a fund designed to stimulate the real economy and its financing through the consolidated structured credit market


Dubai hub: oil, gas and beyond

Umer Sultan, head of global banking and transactions for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, tells Giulia Rhodes how a deal with Egypt’s leading oil company is the sign of a healthy market in the area covered by the Dubai hub.


Spreading the good news about social enterprise

Banca Prossima, Intesa Sanpaolo’s global non-profit bank, has signed an agreement in Chile to help develop social enterprise in the country


Sweet dreams are made of this

When an Italian firm wanted to export its food-packaging products, it turned to Intesa Sanpaolo as a partner. Robert Galbraith learns how the bank’s internationalisation department helped Alcas achieve global success


Project finance for the oil industry is anything but crude

How Intesa Sanpaolo has made a niche area its own, becoming a true first port of call.


Promoted to the first tier

Just one year after setting up its Turkish operation, Intesa Sanpaolo scored a major goal. Rhiannon Edwards hears how the $200m deal – with the country’s largest telecommunications company – has already proved a game changer for the forward-looking bank


Finance as a force for good

Funding the construction of the Itare dam in Kenya is momentous not just in terms of the project’s high financial value. Giulia Rhodes discovers it’s a symbol of Intesa Sanpaolo’s long-standing commitment to ethical business.


The five Cs of lending: character, collateral, cash, capital and conditions

Two years ago, Intesa Sanpaolo was barely on the global finance map. Today it has a string of deals under its belt. The latest is supporting the acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain by European private wealth fund JAB.


How Mondelez woke up and smelt the coffee

By building relationships with Kraft and then Mondelez, Intesa Sanpaolo became involved in a €7.6bn global consumer-goods deal, writes Sophy Buckley.


A clever hedge gave Intesa Sanpaolo the edge

The Italian bank has outpaced competitors in the US LNG project-finance market with an innovative product, writes Sophy Buckley


A very beautiful deal

Intesa Sanpaolo had a key role in Coty’s $9bn acquisition of P&G’s cosmetics and fragrance business, writes Sophy Buckley


Private banking that fits perfectly. Intesa Sanpaolo brings Italian style to London

Stefano Ferraiolo has great ambitions for the new London branch of the Italian bank’s wealth management arm. Above all it offers patience, trust and a human touch, says Andrew Davis