Growing Business

Central and eastern Europe will see recovery in 2021

Vaccines and stimulus packages will help revive the economy in countries with ISP subsidiaries, according to Intesa Sanpaolo’s International Research team


Intesa Sanpaolo New York hub: supporting corporate America

The group is ready to support corporate clients across the Americas on the path to recovery after COVID-19


A brave new world of banking after COVID-19

Marco Rottigni, head of Intesa Sanpaolo’s International Subsidiary Banks Division, brings a message of hope and resilience


Covid-19 and the macroeconomic fallout

Intesa’s head of macroeconomic research on the outlook for the world economy after Covid-19


Singapore: gateway to growth

The ASEAN region presents European companies with a clear opportunity for expansion and Singapore remains one of the best bases from which to launch


Vietnam: a new platform for Italian business

A new EU trade deal is only one of many benefits for enterprise in Vietnam. Italian companies should take advantage while they can.


Agility, speed and co-operation key to Tokyo success

The Italian reputation for quality also helps Intesa Sanpaolo thrive in a crowded market


The Greater Bay Area: a bright new horizon for European businesses

Intesa Sanpaolo set up a roadshow to introduce Italian and UK business to the opportunities on offer in the Greater Bay Area – a region whose GDP will double in the next 10 years


Stepping on to the Silk Road

With a history of more than 30-years in China, Intesa Sanpaolo has the experience necessary in this evolving but still strictly regulated market


Intesa Sanpaolo taps into Brazil’s growing economic strength

The challenges of operating in Brazil’s highly regulated economy play to the strengths of Intesa Sanpaolo’s international banking network


Warsaw and Italy mark a red-letter day

The industrial powerhouse of Central and Eastern Europe, Poland is celebrating an economic partnership with Italy dating back 100 years. Intesa Sanpaolo has been there from the start supporting cross-border trade


The international banking network with local expertise

Intesa Sanpaolo’s International Subsidiary Banks Division balances local heritage with a global culture, says new head Paola Angeletti


Intesa Sanpaolo’s Frankfurt branch builds bridges across borders

The team in Germany provide essential support to German, Austrian, Swiss and (of course) Italian companies establishing a presence in Europe’s biggest economy – and increasingly help German clients expand into Italy, Central and Eastern European Countries and other target markets


Private banking beyond borders

To expand its reach around the world, Intesa Sanpaolo first acquired Morval Vonwiller then set about creating a dynamic new hub in Switzerland


Rethinking the customer experience: this time it’s personal

Intesa Sanpaolo’s DigiCal offers an entirely different banking experience


The value of experience

Intesa Sanpaolo’s new global strategic coverage team is enjoying the success of an innovative approach that draws on expertise from across the whole bank to deliver the best investment banking and structured finance solutions tailor-made for clients


Growth set to slow as fog of uncertainty envelops the global economy

But Intesa Sanpaolo says a recession is unlikely in 2019 despite a growing list of potential problems, from trade disputes to political crises


Intesa Sanpaolo powers business across the Americas

Diversity, experience and agility combine to enable Intesa Sanpaolo to thrive as a major player in New York.


Dubai’s hub of opportunity

Intesa Sanpaolo’s UAE base serves the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. It supports corporate growth and offers openings for start-ups


Building the number one solid bank in Europe

The London Branch is the Hub for Europe for Intesa Sanpaolo’s Corporate International Network and represents the local reference point for the Group in the UK.


The insider’s guide to doing business in Croatia and Serbia

Two senior executives have recently swapped countries and offer expert tips for those looking to invest


Growing the real economy in Asia

Innovation and flexibility in structured finance have allowed Intesa Sanpaolo to thrive in the hothouse of Hong Kong


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


At the heart of Europe with Europe in our heart

As Intesa Sanpaolo affirms its plan to build the number one European bank, Francesca Passamonti, its Brussels representative, explains what eurozone growth and political changes mean for the banking sector


Trump and Brexit cast a shadow over world trade

The UK’s departure from the EU and Trump’s dispute with China bring the threat of serious economic repercussions


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


Celebrating a special relationship

Antonio Fallico, chairman of Banca Intesa in Russia, tells Giulia Rhodes how the country in which he has now spent more than 40 years is full of exciting and diverse possibilities for investors


The Balkans: a prosperous meeting of East and West

Intesa Sanpaolo sees the potential for economic growth in the region – as long as historical conflicts do not flare up again, says Robert Galbraith


Sitting pretty: Italy’s furniture industry

It’s said that good design is written into Italian DNA. Artisan traditions, innovation and global ambitions have given it a seat at the top table


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


European impact investment hits the mainstream

Eurizon believes environmental, social and governance criteria should be integral to the entire product range.


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.


Intesa Sanpaolo grows reputation in M&A

Adopting a sector-coverage model brings unprecedented rewards


Branching out in the Gulf

With new branches in Abu Dhabi and Doha, Intesa Sanpaolo is discovering fresh opportunities for investment in the Gulf region’s economies of tomorrow


The Gulf: investing in the future

Gianluca Salsecci, head of Intesa Sanpaolo’s International Research Network, tells Giulia Rhodes how economic diversification offers real rewards for investors in the Gulf


To grow, go global

Intesa Sanpaolo is expanding internationally, with two branches recently opened in the Gulf. Gianluca Cugno, Head of the bank’s International Corporate Network, explains why a world view is essential in 2017


Dubai: a world trading post for the future

Marco Trevisan, head of Intesa Sanpaolo’s Dubai hub, tells Giulia Rhodes that the bank’s clients have plenty to choose from in a region still rich in investment and trade opportunities


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.


A partnership of equals

Giovanni Bazoli explains how by combining forces, the two banks achieved impressive scale


Intesa Sanpaolo 10 years on:
milestones in our history

How the bank has grown to its position of strength after the merger


Intesa Sanpaolo:
now a world player

The bank has grown to be a formidable force since the merger of Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI a decade ago


Birth of a colossus

Enrico Salza recalls that negotiating the merger meant thinking big


A positive outlook

Ten years after the merger and the news is all good, says Carlo Messina


Italy’s bond powerhouse:
Intesa Sanpaolo pilots World Bank deals

$1.5bn raised cements international relationship


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


One Belt, One Road:
the world’s biggest trade initiative

A project to promote economic prosperity across Eurasia


One Belt, One Road: supporting local business

Finance for SMEs along the new Silk Route


One Belt, One Road:
welcome to the Eurasian powerhouse

Former Soviet bloc states, Russia, China and South Korea sit down to talk


The height of Italian culinary perfection

Where good food is about respect for nature


La Vie en Rose: inside
Intesa Sanpaolo’s Paris branch

With increasing international investment, a strong focus on innovation and the headquarters of some of the world’s biggest global companies, France is special, believes Adriana Saitta, general manager of Intesa Sanpaolo’s Paris branch.


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.


Banking in Spain: Natural allies exploit common ground

Intesa Sanpaolo is a leading bank in Spain as well as Italy, with particular strength in the corporate bond market. Robert Galbraith meets Marco Pizzi, the organisation’s head in Madrid, who suggests its success is partly explained by shared Mediterranean sensibilities.


Why Italy’s luxury industry is booming

Record sales and increasingly global presence: that’s how the country rules the high-end market as never before.


What Catherine the Great can teach us about banking in Russia

When the St Petersburg International Economic Forum opens on 16 June it will feature a space promoting Italian business and industry, curated by AO Banca Intesa. Robert Galbraith talks to Antonio Fallico about his role as chairman of the first Italian-owned bank in Russia.


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


Banking on an international future

Massimiliano Cattozzi, Intesa Sanpaolo’s head of international network, tells Giulia Rhodes how the bank’s internationalisation is helping Italy do business with the world.


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


Cuba: building a new economy

Stefano Stangoni, Intesa Sanpaolo’s global head of financial institutions, tells Giulia Rhodes how the bank, and the Italian economy, are ready for the possibilities of Cuban development


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


Intesa Sanpaolo Corporate and Investment Division, a growing and powerful presence on the world stage

As Italy’s largest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo has the opportunity to expand its business abroad. Giulia Rhodes looks at how new branches in the Middle East and Asia will add to its global footprint


Transparently better for people and the planet

At Eurizon Capital, success means finding a shared way of seeing the world. Giulia Rhodes hears how Intesa Sanpaolo’s asset-management arm combines innovation and diversification of products with the challenge of sustainability


A window on the world

For small and medium-sized businesses the need to expand overseas is of headline importance. Robert Galbraith learns how Intesa Sanpaolo is helping firms in Italy capitalise on the country’s strength as a brand.


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.


Liquidity is not enough

Home to organisations such as the World Bank Group, Washington DC is a hub for global infrastructure investment. Andrew Davis speaks to Intesa Sanpaolo’s Chief Representative Officer in the city, helping Italian companies secure contracts on the international stage.


Reaching out to the world

Intesa Sanpaolo serves more than 8 million customers from 1,100 international branches. So it is perhaps no surprise that the head of its International Subsidiary Banks Division should be from Spain. Ignacio Jaquotot explains to Robert Galbraith how innovation is changing the way banking is done around the world.


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.


Doing business better

Advances in global transaction banking mean that Intesa Sanpaolo clients will soon enjoy faster, safer and less stressful ways to pay, says Soppy Buckley.


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


A home from home – welcome to modern banking

As Intesa Sanpaolo unveils the first of its redesigned branches, Giulia Rhodes learns that queues and desks have been replaced by homely furniture, cultural showcases and a warm welcome


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