Operating partners

Aldino Bellazzini

Aldino is a founder and Operating Partner of Augens Capital.

Since 2009, Aldino is the majority shareholder and Executive President of Sparco, an iconic Italian producer of technical clothing for professional race car drivers and technical components for sport cars. Aldino acquired the company within the context of a debt restructuring process and successfully relaunched Sparco, both financially and operatively, developing international sales and completing the acquisition of an American competitor.

Aldino was previously CEO of FL Selenia (later Petronas Italia). In 1999, Aldino led the carve-out of the car lubricants business of Fiat Auto, realized through an LBO funded by Doughty Hanson & Co. In 2003, FL Selenia was acquired by Vestar Capital Partners and grown through the acquisition of two car care products brands. In 2005, KKR acquired FL Selenia from Vestar, before selling it to Petronas in 2008. Aldino led three consecutive buyout transactions with success, generating a total capital gain of approximately €600 million for financial investors. Aldino was subsequently appointed as Head of the global lubricants business division of Petronas.

Previously, he was Purchases Director at Poste Italiane, CEO at Zincocelere, President at Teknecomp and Group Controller at Olivetti. Aldino holds a degree in Economics from the University of Pisa.

Fabio Labruna

Fabio is a founder and Operating Partner of Augens Capital.

Fabio is a minority shareholder of Sparco on a personal basis, and is the founder of law firm LMS, specialized in M&A transactions for public and private companies, private equity transactions, deal litigations and debt restructuring. Fabio has provided legal assistance to some of the most important players in the private equity sector, including AXA Private Equity, Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, KKR and Vestar Capital Partners. He is also a Board Member of several listed companies.

He holds an LLM from College of Europe (Bruges) and a Summa cum Laude degree in Law from the University of Naples, Federico II.