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.

Key figures

more than 20 years of active investments in Italy - Est. Milan 1997
funds under
completed deals
(including Add-on)
500m €
of invested capital


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

Industrial approach

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.

Value creation
Strategic repositioning

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