Valter Mainetti is the major shareholder of Sorgente Group Alternative Investment (US) that includes Sorgente Group Italia, Sorgente Group of America (US), Sorgente Lux Holding Sarl (Lussemburgo).
The Group works in the sectors of real estate, finance, constructions, infrastructures, restoration works, publishing.
The operative real estate companies, financial and real estate services companies are located in Italy, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Luxembourg, USA and Brazil, with field offices in Rome, Milan, New York, Luxembourg and London.
Main italian real estate companies are
- Briaxis Film Srl
- Foglio Edizioni
- Musa Comunicazione Srl
- Polimnia RES
- Quorum SGR Spa
- Sorgente REM Spa
- Sorgente SGR Spa
- Sorgente SEIN
Sorgente SEIN, Society for Energy and Infrastructures, owned by Sorgente Group Italia, for the construction of plants for the production of biofuels, in particular biomethane and bioethanol, as well as the development of initiatives in the photovoltaic and wind sector, aimed at controlling the C02 emissions.
Polimnia Real Estate System S.r.l. is the company of Sorgente Group Italia active in the real estate services market specializing in Global Service Contracts for Facility Management, Property Management, Building Management, Project Management, Hotel Management services, as well as consultancy services in the same sectors.
30% of the Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno was acquired through the group, the percentage has fallen at 2% in 29.06.2018 through the publishing company controlled by the group, Musa Comunicazione, the ownership of the magazine Foglio Quotidiano and 80% of the weekly Tempi were taken over (this last publication was sold to the journalistic Cooperative that publishes the monthly).
Among the most important operations one must point out, the acquisition in 2005 of the majority shareholding in the ownership of the Chrysler Building,through the Michelangelo Fund: this position was subsequently sold in 2008.
Between 2005 and 2009, the Michelangelo Fund acquired the majority shareholding in the Flatiron Building in New York.
In 2004 the Palazzo del Tritone in Rome has been acquired and following a careful restoration work it has became the headquarter of the Group.
On the ground floor is placed the Tritone Exhibition Space, which belongs to Fondazione Sorgente Group, a landmark cultural centre which hosts various events as well as with archeological and painting exhibitions.
In the same year Palazzo Baratti in Via del Senato in Milan has been acquired, a unique Art Nouveau example in Milan. During 2006 Sorgente Group invested in two historical French Castles belonging to the Relais & Châteaux route: Château de Codignat in Lezoux (Auvergne) and Château de Mirambeau in Bordeaux.
In 2017 the Group is committed to a social responsibility project, which combines sustainable business needs with profitability, and wins the public tender launched by the IPAB – Centro Regionale Sant’Alessio-Margherita di Savoia for the Blind for a fund that manage your properties. This is why the Fondo Sant’Alessio was born, which has 49 assets in its portfolio, including the Via Margutta 51 complex in Rome, where the film “Roman Holiday” was shot.
He is an Art Collector, and He is President of Fondazione Sorgente Group (www.fondazionesorgentegroup.com). Together with his wife, Paola, takes care of Collezione M, founded in Thirties.
Valter Mainetti teaches at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Parma and on 16 December 2016 he received the title of Honorary Professor in “Corporate and Real Estate Finance” from the same University with the following motivation: “For his long collaboration with the University (he has been a contract professor for 10 years) in research and teaching in the field of real estate funds, of which he represents the forerunner in Italy and for the prestigious national and international awards and assignments “.
In June 2013 he received the honor of Cavaliere del Lavoro for the sector “Real Estate and Finance”.