Alternative investments.


A technology-enabled alternative investment advisory platform

At LIO CAPITAL we champion the power of alternative investments across all the Real Estate and Secured Credit spectrum. Their superior, uncorrelated and idiosyncratic returns profile drives diversification for our investors while reducing portfolio risk throughout the economic cycle.

The Real Estate division encompasses the firm’s longest-running strategy, value-add and opportunistic assets with the potential for increased returns through operational or capital improvement and a strong focus on risk mapping and management.

We operate a multi-vertical strategy by focusing both on direct real estate deals and secured credit deals. Solving the framework behind, lays the ground for a highly fragmented environment leading to superior returns.


Unlock the potential of Alternative investments


LIO CAPITAL is a direct deal, technology-enabled real estate investment advisory platform geared at systematically building a portfolio of asymmetric payoff profiles from off-the-radar opportunities for its investors.


Direct Deal Structure

  • Direct co-investment in deals by LIO Capital LPs, granting full alignment of interests vìs-à-vìs our clients
  • Returns driven by performance, not fees

Asymmetric Payoff portfolio

  • Alternative investments provide superior, uncorrelated and idiosyncratic returns for investors

Tech-enabled platform

  • Data analysis for efficient diligence and underwriting insights
  • Technology as pillar to democratize access to alternatives

Atypical Opportunities

  • LIO’s investment philosophy is built around cherry picking in quest for mispriced risk

Track Record

400 M€

of investments across all asset classes in the last 36 months

781 M€

total deal size (Real-estate)

Our investment approach

off-the-beaten track

It is natural for investors to follow the well-trodden path.

There is comfort in knowing others have been there before and performed well along the way. But look a little further afield and you might spot some gems that have been missed or ignored by other investors.

We are constantly looking for new niches in the Real Estate space, allowing to swiftly deploy our analytical investment approach in less competitive markets.

It might take you out of your comfort zone, but overlooked opportunities often lead to superior risk-adjusted rewards.

Cherry-picking, off-the-beaten path. That is what we do at LIO CAPITAL


Specialized investment team and experienced advisors

We are an experienced and with diverse backgorunds investment team which rigorously evaluates investment opportunities to source differentiated deal flow and unique investments.

Francesco Marini

Founder and CEO of Lio Lux (Holding)

Founder of Lio Capital Group

18+ years of experience in the investments industry earned at major financial institutions such as McKinsey, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Mediobanca.

Maurizio Dallocchio

Chairman of Lio Capital

Full professor of the Department of Finance at Bocconi University and former Dean of the SDA Bocconi School of Management.
Supervisory Board / Board Member in major Italian financial and industrial companies.
Founder of DGPA Capital Private Equity, successfully investing in Italian SMEs.

Michael Lewis Rhydderch

Chairman of Lio Lux (Holding)

25+ years experience in the RE industry and more than 20bn euros transactions executed across Europe. Extensive experience in M&A and Corporate Finance gained at Eastdil Secured, Brookfield Financial, Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE. Michael joined LIO Group as Senior Advisor and Chairman of LIO LUX in May 2020.

Cristobal Mendez de Vigo

Board Member of Lio Lux (Holding)

Extensive experience in the APAC region earned at Allianz Global Investors Australia, where he served as CEO of the Company. Previous experience includes executive roles at F&C AM and Jebsen Group.

Carlo Michienzi

Board Member of Lio Lux (Holding)

CEO of C-Quadrat AM France, Chairman and Founding Member of

C-Quadrat AM UK. Co-founder of BCM & Partners.

Previous experience includes executive roles at Morgan Stanley and Commerzbank.

Claudio Battistella

Board Member of Lio Capital

40+ years experience in the debt market acquired at top tier Italian banks (among others, former Deputy General Manager and Chief lending Officer of BPER bank). Board member in an italian financial institution. Full Professor of the Department of Finance at Bocconi University.

Antonio Salvi

Board Member of Lio Capital

25+ years in academic positions. Full Professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Turin and Bocconi University. Advisor on corporate valuation and restructuring.

Olivier Harles

Board Member of Lio Lux (Holding)

Lawyer at Arendt & Medernach. Advises private equity, hedge funds and real estate funds as well as private companies on a wide range of domestic and international transactions. Gained experience at Allen&Overy and The Carlyle Group.

Gabriele Grecchi

Board Member of Lio Capital

Experienced entrepreneur & investment professional, with an extensive knowledge of the asset management and life science industries. 15+ years direct involvement in institutional investment activities, managing over €19bn at Credit Suisse Group. Co-Founder and CEO of Silk Biomaterials, INSEAD graduate. Gabriele joined LIO Group as Board Member with a focus on innovation and growth

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Lio Capital Management Ltd
23 Condray Place, London, SW113PE
+44 207 9258796


C-Quadrat Asset Management France
21 Boulevard de la Madeleine, 75001 Paris


Lio Capital Srl
Via Arrigo Boito, 8
20121 Milano
+39 02 87068561


Lio Lux S.à r.l.
11-13 Boulevard de la Foire I,