ILA can help you with your investment needs. Through our extensive network of financial advisors and bank, you can safely invest in Italian listed and unlisted companies. Let ILA perform your due diligence before you make a substantial investment in a local company.

Italy is the 3rd largest economy in the Eurozone and the 8th largest in the world, with a GDP of about 2 trillion dollars (IMF, 2016). Its domestic market offers several business opportunities, with a population of more than 60 million and a GDP per capita of more than 30,000 dollars. The net wealth of Italian households is 8 times their disposable income (a higher ratio than US, Germany and Canada) and their indebtedness remains relatively low – on average, 82% of disposable income (Bank of Italy, 2013).

The quality of Italian higher education is excellent: more than 20 different universities rank in the top 500 academic institutions in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2016), and over 300,000 students graduate every year (Italian Ministry of Education, 2014). Nonetheless, Italian hourly labour costs are below the Eurozone average: they are 18% lower than in France and 10% than in Germany (Eurostat, 2015).

Robust tax credit schemes help companies improve their competitiveness: a 50% tax credit for private investments in R&D (including highly qualified personnel), a 40% deduction for investment in capital goods, which is raised to 150% for investments in digitalization and Industry 4.0 solutions. As a result of 2016’s “Industria 4.0” national plan, Italy has now the 2nd most attractive fiscal environment among developed countries for digital investments (Digital Tax Index, 2017).