Focus: M&A in Emilia-Romagna nel 2016

06/06/2017 - Zephyr data elaborated by ERVET show inbound-outbound corporate finance transactions in Emilia-Romagna in 2016.


Some Mergers & Acquisitions, involving foreign and regional companies, with a relevant financial value:

  • Charterhouse Capital Partners / Optima srl (21/12/2016) - Charterhouse Capital Partners (UK) acquires Optima Srl, company headquartered in San Clemente, Rimini, known for its brand MEC3.  Optima Srl is a leading global manufacturer of ingredients for artisanal gelato. Website: -
  • Dover / Ravaglioli (17/10/2016) - Dover (US) acquired Ravaglioli (Sasso Marconi, Bologna) for a consideration of EUR 245 million, Ravaglioli will be part of Vehicle Service Group, part of Dover Group. The deal includes the acquisition of Ravaglioli Group’s companies: Ravaglioli Spa, Butler Engineering & Marketing Spa (Rolo, Reggio Emilia), Officine Meccanice Sirio Srl (Ostellato, Ferrara).  Dover President and CEO commented: “Ravaglioli’s product will significantly broaden our capabilities and reach as we expand into attractive product ajacencies like tyre and wheel equipment”. Website: -
  • Tyman/ Giesse (7/5/2016) - UK door and window component supplier Tyman acquired Giesse, located in Budrio (Bologna), an Italian manufacturer of hardware for aluminum windows and doors. “The acquisition of Giesse represents a strategic opportunity to add an initial hardware offering to our international division, Schlegel, as we seek to expand the range of engineered components we can offer our customers in all regions,” said Tyman CEO Louis Eperjesi. Website: -
  • Microsoft Corporation / Solair Srl (3/5/2016) - Microsoft has made its first acquisition in Italy, buying Solair, a cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) company based in Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna.  In a statement, Microsoft said Solair will be one of the pillars of Microsoft’s next software solutions at a global level in the fast-growing market.  The signing of the deal follows a collaboration with the startup in the offer of business solutions developed on the Azure platform. Website:

Other M&A operations in the report: Hyster-Yale/Bolzoni; Penske Automotive Italia; Interpump Group Spa (minority stakes). Downolad the full report for further information.



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