M&A Deal Summary

Emisys Capital SGRpA and Alto Partners SGR Acquire Monviso

On August 13, 2008, mezzanine finance firm Emisys Capital SGRpA and private equity firm Alto Partners SGR acquired food company Monviso from 3i Private Equity for 35M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Emisys Capital SGRpA’s 1st and Alto Partners SGR’s 1st transaction in the Food sector.
  • This is Emisys Capital SGRpA’s 9th and Alto Partners SGR’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Emisys Capital SGRpA’s 8th and Alto Partners SGR’s 6th transaction in Italy.
Investment Fate
  • Monviso was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2012.
  • Monviso was sold to a consortium of financial buyers in 2018.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2008-08-13
Target Monviso
Sector Food
Buyer(s) Emisys Capital SGRpA
Alto Partners SGR
Sellers(s) 3i Private Equity
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 35M EUR

Target

Monviso

Andezeno, Italy
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Monviso SPA is an Italian producer of rusks, salt-free breadsticks, crispy bread, gluten-free products, and biscuits. Monviso produces different product ranges, such as Breakfast (which includes the renowned Biscotto Salute), Wellbeing low-salt products and Io Sono rusks), Organic, Snack, and Pastry. Monviso was established in 1936 and is based in Andezeno, Italy.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

Emisys Capital SGRpA

Milan, Italy

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Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 2013
PE ASSETS 130M EUR
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

AF Mezzanine is a provider of junior capital to support leveraged buyouts, growth capital financings, as well as recapitalizations. AF generally focuses on mid-sized companies with sales of €50 to €500 million. AF does have any sector preferences, however the Firm prefers stable businesses with predictable cash-flows. The Firm's target investment size is €4 to €20 million. AF will not invest in start-ups or turnaround situations. AF Mezzanine is controlled by financial group Fineurop and is based in Milan.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 18
Sector (Food) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 5 of 8
Country (Italy) 8 of 12
Year (2008) 2 of 3
Size (of disclosed) 9 of 9
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-05-01 Polynt

Scanzorosciate, Italy

Polynt engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of specific polymer chemical intermediates, catalysts, and compounds. Polynt was founded in 1955 and is based in Scanzorosciate, Italy.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-09-03 Venere Net Srl

Roma, Italy

Venere Net Srl is an Online Travel Agency operating on a global scale, focusing exclusively on hotel reservations.

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Buyer
DESCRIPTION

Alto Partners SGR is a private investment firm focused on acquiring and investing in Italian companies. Alto Partners was established in 2004 and is headquartered in Milan.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 27
Sector (Food) 1 of 8
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 2
Country (Italy) 6 of 26
Year (2008) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-05-01 Ponsi

Viareggio, Italy

Ponsi pro­du­ces and distri­bu­tes taps and mixers. Exports account for 20% of tur­no­ver with a geo­gra­phi­cal pre­sence in Hol­land, Greece, Ger­many and Far East. Ponsi enjoys a good brand reco­gni­tion, espe­cially in Italy, and its pro­ducts are asso­cia­ted with qua­lity and high level of design. Ponsi was founded in 1935 and is based in Viareggio, Italy.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-10-16 Diqui­gio­vanni

Castelgomberto, Italy

Diqui­gio­vanni is a pro­du­cer of alu­mi­num win­dows and doors. At the end of the 80’s the Com­pany began spe­cia­li­zing in the pro­duc­tion of win­dows and door­fra­mes in PVC, pro­duct cha­rac­te­ri­zed by excel­lent per­for­man­ces in terms of ther­mal and acou­stic iso­la­tion, dura­bi­lity, limi­ted main­te­nance costs and com­pe­ti­tive pri­cing with respect to other mate­rials tra­di­tio­nally used. Diqui­gio­vanni was foun­ded in 1967 and is based in Castel­gom­berto, Italy.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

3i Private Equity

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1945
PE ASSETS 16.7B GBP
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

3i Private Equity is the private equity arm of 3i Group, a publicly held, global investment firm focused on private equity and infrastructure investing. 3i Private Equity generally targets buyout and growth capital financings and looks for opportunities across Europe, North America, and Asia. The Firm's targeted transaction range is €100 to €500 million. Industries of interest include business services, healthcare, consumer, media, oil/gas & power, technology, and financial services. 3i Group was originally formed in 1945 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 94 of 192
Sector (Food) 3 of 5
Type (Secondary Buyout) 41 of 82
Country (Italy) 2 of 5
Year (2008) 10 of 13
Size (of disclosed) 69 of 77
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-08-05 Butterfield Fulcrum Group

Hamilton, Bermuda

Butterfield Fulcrum is one of the largest independent global fund administrators, serving hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds, real estate and institutional investment management clients.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-09-07 Prisa Radio S.L.

Madrid, Spain

Prisa Radio S.L. is a radio operator broadcasting in the Spanish language.

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