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Fondo BCC Private Equity 1


Ad Maiora

  • Sector: On line marketing services
  • Turnover: € 2 mln
  • Year of investment: 2005
  • Status: Sold
  • Web site: www.admaiora.com
Based in Rome and Milano and operating since 1997, Ad Maiora is one of the most well-known Italian on line communication agencies.
The company is specialized in Web Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Online Advertising. It is European leader in search engine visibility services and operates nationally and internationally.
The Fund’s investment has been realized together with the company’s management through a leveraged buy-out transaction (MBO), whose purpose was to acquire Dada’s stakeholding in the company and promoting Ad maiora’s growth by means of strengthening the management team and through acquisitions.

HS Penta

  • Sector: Hydraulic Cylinders
  • Turnover: € 21 mln
  • Year of investment: 2006,2007
  • Status: Sold
  • Web site: www.hspenta.com
Based in Faenza, HS Penta is a hydraulic cylinders producer for industrial and agricultural vehicles.
It offers one of the most complete production range on market.
The company sales were directed for near 70% towards foreign markets.
The fund’s joining of the company (with the co-investment by BCC Private Equity 1) supported Penta’s development and investment plan and the implementation of defined corporate governance rules.
The Fund, together with the majority of shareholders, sold 100% of his stake to the listed Italian Group Interpump, leader in hydraulic cylinders production.

CBS

  • Sector: Copper components
  • Turnover: € 9 mln
  • Year of investment: 2007
  • Status: Hold
  • Web site: www.cbs.it
CBS, based in Varmo – Udine, manufactures copper, aluminium, iron and stainless steel components (collectors and bended pipes) for the air conditioning, refrigeration and heating industry.
The high technological production level was reached thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and robot controlled production lines.
The investment’s main goal was to support the company’s growth through the acquisition of a competitor (with the co-investment of BCC Private Equity 1).

Sigma

  • Sector: Automatic payment system
  • Turnover: € 21 mln
  • Year of investment: 2007
  • Status: Sold
  • Web site: www.sigmaspa.com
Based in Altidona, Sigma SpA operates in the high technological automation field, manufacturing ATM machines, ticket vending machines and other self-service payment systems.
The Fund’s investment has been realized through a leveraged buy-out transaction (MBO) whose purpose was to acquire some financial investors’ stockholdings promoting the company’s growth, by strengthening the management team and through acquisitions.

Edizioni Master

  • Sector: Publisching industry
  • Turnover: € 47 mln
  • Year of investment: 2007
  • Status: Hold
  • Web site: www.edizionimaster.it
Edizioni Master SpA was founded in 1997 in Rende. It is specialized in multimedia and editorial productions both for hard copy and on line publication.
The company publishes and distributes more than 20 trade magazines related to different fields: Information technology (WinMagazine, IoProgrammo, Computer Bild, etc.), Tourism (Turisti per caso), Cousine (La Prova del cuoco), Lifestyle (Più sani e più belli).
In 2008 the company started a well-structured development plan which included the acquisition of several important leading web-sites in technology, entertainment, business and tourism field.
The Fund has supported Edizioni master SpA in its development plan, which also increased the company’s presence on the web.

Margaritelli

  • Sector: Wood furnishing - Railway industry
  • Turnover: € 240 mln
  • Year of investment: 2008
  • Status: Hold
  • Web site: www.margaritelli.com
Margaritelli was founded in Umbria in 1870 and is today a large multi-business group that operates in different industrial sectors.
Some of the company’s well-known brands are: Listone Giordano (wood flooring sector), Merker, Cardi, Viberti (railway and semi-trailers sector).
Margaritelli Group exports more than 60% of its production.
The Fund’s goal was to support the company’s development plan widening its international customer base.

Swim Planet

  • Sector: Wellness & Swimming pool
  • Turnover: € 12 mln
  • Year of investment: 2008
  • Status: Sold
  • Web site: n.a.
Based in Ispra, Varese, Swim Planet SpA manages swimming pool and water wellness facilities in Lombardy and in the North of Italy.
The Fund’s goal was to support the company’s development plan through the opening of new sport centers.

Ecotechnics

  • Sector: Automotive equipment
  • Turnover: € 13 mln
  • Year of investment: 2008
  • Status: Sold
  • Web site: www.ecotechnics.it
Ecotechnics produces and distributes technologically advanced systems for modern auto repair facilities. It is a world leader company in the production of equipment systems for collection, recycling and reloading of air conditioning fluids for cars and vehicles. Based in Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Ecotechnics employs about 50 people and exports more than 90% of its production.
The Fund’s investment was realized through a leveraged buy-out transaction (MBO) together with the company’s management. Its aim was to support a business-restructuring plan resulting in the development of new products and in the expansion on foreign markets.

Special Flanges

  • Sector: Forged steel components
  • Turnover: € 57 mln
  • Year of investment: 2008
  • Status: Sold
  • Web site: www.special-flanges.it
Special Flanges is a steel forger based in Cesano Maderno, near Milano. SF produces a wide range of large-sized forged components, mainly for the Oil&Gas Industry. The highly integrated model business of the company includes steel forging and the mechanical finishing of the untreated components. The Special Flanges offers a wide product range that includes carbon steel, stainless steel and alloy steel components.
The Fund joined the company through a leveraged buy-out transaction.
It sold its stake in a buy-back transaction after successfully supporting the optimization of its value.

Euromisure

  • Sector: Flow measurement systems
  • Turnover: € 20 mln
  • Year of investment: 2008
  • Status: Sold
  • Web site: www.euromisure.com
Euromisure produces flow and temperature measurement systems mainly for Oil&Gas Industry. The company exports near 70% of its production.
The Fund co-investment (through the Funds BBCC Private Equity 1 e Dominato Leonense) was finalized to support the management in a buy-out operation.
Each partner sold 100% of their joint stock to Wika’s Group, a german worldwide leader in pressure and temperature measurement.
Euromisure benefited from the broad portfolio and expertise of one of the most important companies on the market.

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