PedersoliGattai in the acquisition of Fassi Group by Investindustrial

Investindustrial, one of the largest private equity funds in Europe, wins the sale process of Fassi Group, which belongs to the Bergamo-based family of the same name, led by Giovanni Fassi (CEO) – one of the world’s largest manufacturers of lifting, forestry and recycling technologies and systems. Completion of the transaction is still subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Investindustrial private equity fund was advised by PedersoliGattai, as legal advisor, with a team led by Alessandro Marena (Partner) and composed of Andrea Faoro (Partner), Leo Belloni (Senior Associate) and Giulio Battuello (Associate). Finance aspects were managed by Gaetano Carrello (Partner), Federico Tropeano (Senior Associate) and Piero Piccolo (Associate).

The Group, led by Giovanni Fassi (CEO), with an expected turnover of approx. 470 million EUR, operates in more than 80 counties with an extensive network of exclusive dealers, and employs over 1,600 employees between production companies and sales subsidiaries in 9 countries: Italy, France, Germany, UK, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Portugal and Malaysia. The Group’s technology solutions provide a wide range of products with applications in different sectors and markets such as construction, rail, forestry, industrial, logistics, mining, marine, oil & gas, military and recycling.

Traditionally characterised by strong vertical integration, with approx. 90% of components produced in-house, Fassi Group boasts a global industrial presence and operates with 18 factories, 11 of which located in Italy, 2 in France, 4 in Sweden and 1 in Malaysia, in addition to the production sites of Forez Bennes, the French company acquired in August 2023 that has been manufacturing and installing tipper bodies for over 50 years.

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