Cross Border M&A Deals in Italy

Italian M&A transactions

The core business of Corporate Finance in Europe are cross border M&A deals. Italy is the third market by size of the European market. M&A opportunities exist in Italy. When selling a business it makes most sense to look for buyers in the broader area of Europe.  The M&A advisors of CFIE are monitoring the European market closely. We see various cross border m&a deals in the Italian market which are of importance for the shape of your industry and country. Here we show some recent m&a deals with a Italian background.. The deals have relevant perspectives.

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2013 Cross Border M&A Deal in Italy

Nippon Express buys Franco Vago. Nippon Express(Europe) (Yoshiaki Ishii, President), a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (Kenji Watanabe, President), has signed a share purchase agreement on January 25 to acquire all shares of Franco Vago S.p.A., ("Franco Vago").

Franco Vago is a major logistics company headquartered in Florence, Italy whose mainstay businesses are apparel-related forwarding and logistics for high-end fashion brands and other companies. With business locations across Italy as well as in China, the US and elsewhere around the world, Franco Vago has firmly established itself as a leader in apparel-related logistics. Nippon Express is seeking with this acquisition to augment its own apparel logistics operations, and to accelerate the development of apparel-related logistics operations in growth markets such as emerging countries in Asia.

Acquirer

 

Nippon Express

Country Acquirer

flag Japan

Japan

Target

 

Franco Vago

Country target

flag Italy

Italy

Purchase price

 

44M

% Sold

 

100%

Industry

 

Global forwarding in apparel

2013 Cross Border M&A Deal in IT

Reply S.p.A acquires 100% of the shares of Triplesense GmbH, a German company leader in consulting and the development of strategies and solutions for digital communication on mobile and social channels. Reply S.p.A. offers Consulting, System Integration and Application Management. Reply combines vertical market expertise with innovative technologies such as Social Networking, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things for the optimisation and integration of processes, applications and devices.

Triplesense GmbH operates as a consulting firm and Internet agency. The company offers services in strategic consultation as well as conception, design, programming and project management.

Acquirer

 

Reply

Country Acquirer

flag Italy

Italy

Target

 

Triplesense

Country target

flag Germany

Germany

Purchase price

 

€8 million

% Sold

 

100%

Industry

 

Digital communication

2013 German M&A Deal in Italy

Domo Chemicals and Aquafil have reached an agreement on the acquisition of Aquafil’s Engineering Plastics business unit by Domo Chemicals. Domo’s Engineering Plastics business unit will now have a global presence in Europe (Arco; Italy) and Premnitz, Germany), US (Cartersville) and China (Jiaxing), serving automotive, electrical, industrial and consumer goods applications worldwide.

The transaction which integrates an Engineering Plastics business is part of Domo Chemicals’ strategy to significantly enlarge its global footprint of its forward integrated Engineering Plastics activities based on a upstream (Caprolactam and intermediates, Nylon) production platform.

Acquirer

 

Domo Chemicals

Country Acquirer

flag Germany

Germany

Target

 

Aquafil

Country target

flag Italy

Italy

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Engineering plastics

2012 Cross Border M&A transaction

IMCD Group acquires the Italian distributor of speciality food ingredients Nutrivis srl. Food and Nutrition is one of the focus market segments for the IMCD Group. IMCD is mainly active in Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery, Dairy, Edible oils and fats, Fruits and vegetables, Nutrition, Savoury, Food ingredient manufacturers and Animal nutrition.

Nutrivis' broad speciality food ingredients portfolio will significantly enhance IMCD’s current offering to the market. “Nutrivis brings extensive experience in the Italian speciality Food & Ingredients market. The company's portfolio from international suppliers and its 250-strong customer base offer synergistic opportunities to the IMCD Group,” said Gabriele Bonomi, Managing Director IMCD Italia.
IMCD Group B.V. is a leading company in sales, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals and food ingredients. Headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, IMCD has a turnover of € 1.1 billion and employs about 1100 professionals in 35 countries.

Acquirer

 

IMCD Group

Country Acquirer

flag Netherlands

Netherlands

Target

 

Nutrivis srl

Country target

flag Italy

Italy

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Specialty chemical food distribution

2011 M&A transaction in Italy

The m&a deal will provide Kranem a sales and marketing channel in the Italian telecommunications industry. Alfa Sistemi will be able to offer a new enhanced product and will be provided with financial resources to expand its business. The deal was completed on 6 December 2011.

Acquirer
  Kranem Corporation
Country Acquirer Flag United States United States
Target
  Alfa Sistemi Telemedia S.r.l.
Country target flag Italy Italy
Purchase price
  Undisclosed
Industry   IT Services

2011 Cross border deal in Italy

The cross border m&a deal will enable Ecolab to strengthen its global healthcare capabilities and portfolio. The transaction enables Ecolab to expand its European healthcare business. The deal was completed in December 2011.

Acquirer

Ecolab, Inc.
Country Acquirer Flag United States
United States
Target

Esoform S.p.A.
Country target flag Italy
Italy
Purchase price

Undisclosed
Industry
Pharmaceutical

2011 M&A deal in Italy

The transaction increases ICIS’ capacity to support transactions in global petrochemicals markets. Parpinelli Tecnon´s proprietary data will enable the development of new products. The wealth of knowledge and experience in single client services complements ICIS’ China consulting business. Parpinelli Tecnon’s data and analysis will increase ICIS’ capability in supporting clients with exploring future supply and demand trends and complements the hundreds of market price reports currently supplied by ICIS. The m&a transaction was completed on 28 November 2011.

Acquirer

ICIS
Country Acquirer flag United Kingom
United Kingdom
Target

Parpinelli Tecnon s.r.l
Country target flag Italy
Italy
Purchase price

Undisclosed
Industry
Media