Milan 29th April, 2022 – Turatti S.r.l., company participated by funds Taste of Italy of DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR and EC I of Entangled Capital, finalized the acquisition of 100% of Tecnoceam S.r.l., main Italian competitor in design and manufacture of machines and complete lines for the process of fresh fruit and vegetables.
This operation creates the world leader of the fresh vegetables process technology, with 35 millions Euro of consolidated turnover, and a customer portfolio that includes the top accounts in this sector in Europe, North America, Japan and Australia.
With approx. 10 millions Euro of revenues, 50% of these made abroad Tecnoceam is the ideal partner for Turatti: on one side Turatti can improve its technologies portfolio for ready meals (“V gamma”) and for the pesto sauce, on the other side it will introduce Tecnoceam in the North American market, where Turatti boasts a consolidated presence for more than 10 years.
The operation is configured as the acquisition by Turatti of 100% of the stakes of Tecnoceam. Tecnoceam stakeholders will re-invest in Turatti, together with the funds Taste of Italy and EC I.
The merging with Tecnoceam is an important step in the growth strategy of Turatti, which already started the construction of the new production plant in Cavarzere (VE), at the state of the art in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, that, together with the Tecnoceam plant in Collecchio (PR), will double the productive capacity of the group.
Enrico Gribaudo, CEO of Turatti, commented: “This operation is strategically fundamental for both companies, to keep the technological leadership in the market and to continue offering innovative and sustainable solutions to our customers”.
Luca Spaggiari, president and CEO of Tecnoceam declared: “We think Turatti is the right partner to enhance the know-how of the company, thanks to the great experience of the managerial team and the strong shareholding structure”.
Pierluca Antolini and Roberto Giudici, representing the funds Taste of Italy of DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR and EC I of Entangled Capital, said: “We are satisfied to assist the growth of our participated company, through a strategy of buy and build, that allows us to increase the size of Turatti, strengthening its competitive position in the market and expanding the range of offered products, thanks to the entrance of Tecnoceam in the group”.
Giovannelli & Associati and Spada Partners acted respectively as legal and fiscal advisors of Turatti, while Anteos Capital Advisors acted as debt advisor in the debt structuring provided by Banco Azzoaglio.
Spaggiari family has been assisted by studio Chierici Pizzi e Lanzavecchia as finance and tax advisors, and by Studio Legale Mora as legal advisor.