Aksìa Group is one of the most established private equity firm in Italy. Nicola Emanuele and Marco Rayneri came together as an independent private equity team in 1997. We are an independent financial sponsor neither connected nor affiliated with any bank or financial institution. Our active presence on the middle market in Italy from more than twenty years is the best evidence of our expertise and the trust granted us from the market. Aksìa Group has an entrepreneurial approach and therefore spends a lot of time within the portfolio companies working on close collaboration with the management teams. The aim is to support the companies in the definition and implementation of a development plan achieved through a combination of organic and external growth. We are delighted to bring forward our success and contribute to building a sustainable growth.
MEP sold to Belgian group Legris Industries
TURBOSOL sold to entrepreneur and management team
NOVATION sold to a financial investor.
Completion of GIMI sale to the German Freudenberg Group
EMMECI sold to Gruppo Coesia
GIMI sold real estate to the French SCPI Corum Convictions
ROSA SISTEMI sold to entrepreneur and management team
EIDOSMEDIA sold to a financial investor.
PLASTIAPE sold to a financial investor.
ROBUSCHI sold to listed multinational Gardner Denver Inc. (NYSE: GDI)
Acquisition of controlling stake in EIDOSMEDIA
GIMI completed 100% acquisition of Framar from the entrepreneur Bruni
Acquisition of PLASTIAPE from the Colombo, Magni, and Citterio Lombard families
Acquisition of GIMI from the Miola Venetian family
Acquisition of ROSA SISTEMI Rosa Lombard family
Acquisition of EMMECI from a Luxembourg private equity fund
MEP completeds 100% acquisition of Hyd-Mech Ltd (Ontario, Canada)
Acquisition of NOVATION from an Italian investment company
Acquisition of MEP from an Italian investment company. Acquisition of TURBOSOL from an Italian investment company
Acquisition of ROBUSCHI from the Robuschi Emilian family First and only closing
Aksìa Group portfolio company COC Farmaceutici acquires Tubilux Pharma
Sale of Alpha Test, the second divestment of Aksìa Capital IV
COVISIAN acquires the BPO Business Unit of Avanza
CASA DELLA PIADA (CRM) acquires 100% of Gastone
LAMEPLAST sold to American group Tekni-Plex
COVISIAN acquires 100% of GSS
COVISIAN acquires 100% of RBS
Acquired 100% of CASA DELLA PIADA (CRM)
COVISIAN leases a Business Unit of Telesurvey
COVISIAN acquires 88% of Vivocha
Acquired 70% of ALPHA TEST
COVISIAN acquires 100% of CSS S.p.A.
LAMEPLAST issues corporate bond
COVISIAN buys the service business unit 1254 from Italiaonline
Second closing acquired 100% of LAMEPLAST from the Ferrari, Fontana and Fabbri Emilian families
Acquired 55% share in CONTACTA-VISIANT
Aksìa Capital V through its the portfolio company Primo Group acquires the dental branch of Centro Medico I Mulini and Slam Dental, to strength Sardinia’s retail footprint
Aksìa Group SGR acquires Megic Pizza through the portfolio company Valpizza
Aksìa Capital V acquires Nappi 1911, established producer of ingredients and semifinished products for ice cream, pastry and sweets industry
Aksìa Capital V acquires VOMM, leading player in the production of plants for continuous industrial processes
Aksìa Capital V acquires Valpizza, leading player in the frozen pizza market
Underwriting of a convertible bond issued by Caredent
Acquired 100% of PRIMO GROUP AND OASI MEDICA
Start of the fund V
Platforms for growth in the italian lower-mid market
The growth patch relies on a combination of fitting add-ons and M&A opportunities coupled with suited organic development initiatives. Invest in established winners in their niches which can be platforms for growth and benefit from consolidation trends in their industries. Leverage Aksìa’s established presence in the Italian industrial districts to source opportunities directly and engage with companies and vendors ahead of intermediaries.
Family or founder-owned businesses
Aksìa typically invests in family or founder-owned businesses for which the transaction is often triggered by a succession event.
Vendors often remain minority shareholders to benefit from expansion under Aksìa’s holding.
Aksìa is a catalyst investor driving the business from privately-owned through the next phase of growth
Aksìa operating model involves an active management of portfolio companies in close collaboration with top managers.
Our approach results in long-lasting and solid relationships with vendors and management teams often started before the transaction.
We involve business experts from the early stage to support business plan achievement and operating improvements.
A Transitional investor
Aksìa establishes new ownership and management group to transform the business from family or founder-to professionalised, positioning on the market as a strategically relevant industry leader.
Follow-on investments are usually performed to increase value through transformation, strategic M&A or capex expansion plans.
Sales growth aims at internationalized outlook or export orientated strategy.
High quality management
Aksìa relies on a well-established network to source and build best in class management teams.
Aksìa strongly support the existing management to achieve targets and appoints, if necessary, CEO or other senior managements to drive growth and change.
The alignment between shareholders and management interests, which represents a milestone to deliver business plan, is achieved through creation of incentive plans.
Evaluate business model in order to expand portfolio offering
Redefine ‘route to market’ strategy
Invest in branding or marketing to reposition products or services
Improve the company’s competitive position
Reinforce, if required, management to drive change and future growth
Implement new reporting systems and invest in IT infrastructure
Optimize organization structure to create an efficient organization
Establish strong corporate governance
Strategic and transformational M&A
Strengthen sales capability in Italy and abroad
Production capacity improvements and expansions
Invest in R&D and product development