Carlo Pagliani graduated from Luigi Bocconi University in 1985,
with a thesis on the role of Merchant Banks and Accepting Houses in financial markets (graduation grade 107/110).
In the same year he was hired in London by Hambros Bank,
in the Capital Markets division dealing with Italian clients.
In 1987 he moved to Paribas Capital Markets,
London branch of the renowned French bank .In 1992 he moved to Banque Paribas in Milan, as Deputy General Manager.
In 1998 he was hired by Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking team,
with the title of Executive Director.
In 2000 he was appointed Managing Director of Morgan Stanley,
the highest position within the U.S. bank, with responsibility for managing the coverage of major Italian private clients. In the following years, he was in charge of some of the major mergers and acquisitions, as well as equity placements and IPOs.
In March 2013 Carlo Pagliani leaves Morgan Stanley and forms, together with 4 other partners, Space Holding, of which he becomes a Managing Director.
The company is initially involved in promoting a new SPAC (Special Purpouse Acquisition Company) on the Italian market.
In December 2013, Space S.p.A. is listed,
the first SPAC under Italian law listed on a regulated market with an endowment of €130 million. Carlo Pagliani joins the board of directors of Space S.p.A.
In December 2014 he joins the Board of Directors of the Umberto Veronesi Foundation,
of which he was already on the Strategic Committee.
In January 2015, the merger between Space and F.I.L.A. is announced,
Fabbrica Italiana Lapis e Affini, among the world leaders in the production and marketing of products for children’s creativity.
In July 2015, Space2 is listed,
the second SPAC promoted by Space Holding with a capital of €300 million, the largest SPAC ever launched on the Italian market. Carlo Pagliani joins the board of directors of Space2.
In October 2016, the merger of Space2 with Avio is announced,
a leading company in the space launcher sector.
In April 2017, Space3 is listed via demerger.
Using Space2’s remaining capital of € 150 million. Carlo Pagliani joins the board of directors of Space3.
In June 2017, the merger of Space3 with Aquafil is announced,
a world leader in nylon fibers also from recycling. Carlo Pagliani joins the Board of Directors of Aquafil.
In December 2017, Space4 is listed,
with a capital of €500 million, the largest SPAC in the Italian market. Carlo Pagliani joins the Board of Directors of Space4.
In May 2018, the merger of Space4 with Guala Closures,
a world leader in closures for the wine and alcoholic beverage industry, is announced.
In November 2019, Space Holding launches Space Capital Club,
a club deal promoter with an endowment of €200 million provided by 35 investors.
In December 2020, the first club deal is finalized with the purchase of a minority stake in Adler Ortho,
a company active in the production of orthopedic prostheses. Carlo Pagliani joins the Board of Directors of Adler Ortho.
In June 2022, the second club deal is finalized with the purchase of a minority stake in Bruno Generators Group,
a leading manufacturer of premium electric generators