Industry: casual apparel

Acquisition date: January 2015

Type of investment: management buy-in

Stake: majority stake

Status: in portfolio

Manifattura Riese founded in 1961 in Rio Saliceto (Reggio Emilia) is one of the leading players in the sportswear apparel market for men under the Navigare™.

The company launched its own clothing line for men and subsequently widened its offering to accessories through a number of licencing agreements.

Navigare is a very well-known brand in Italy, recognized for its functionality and excellent price-quality ratio.

The company has a significant presence in China through licencing agreements with high standing partners.

In January 2015, the CPEF III acquired a majority stake in Manifattura Riese through a management buy-in transaction.

Industry: metal bending machines

Acquisition date: June 2016

Type of investment: buy-in

Stake: majority stake

Status: in portfolio

Faccin, founded in the 1960s and based in Visano (Brescia), is the world-wide leader in the manufacturing of plate rolls, angle rolls and dished head machines, with approximately 10,000 units installed around the world.

Today the group’s brands (Faccin, Biko, Boldrini and Roundo) are well known globally and are widely acknowledged for their quality, reliability and innovative features.

The group has state of the art production facilities, an international footprint and caters to a highly diversified set of end-user markets.

In June 2016, the CPEF III acquired a majority stake in the company through a leveraged buy-in.

Industry: stone working machines

Acquisition date: June 2016

Type of investment: buy-out

Stake: majority stake

Status: in portfolio

Founded in 1993 in Gravellona Toce (Verbania), the GMM group is recognized as the international leading brand in the bridge saw machines for stones proved by the wide diffusion of installed machines in the world (around 6.500).

The company has two production plants in Italy and two foreign branches to serve the North America and the Asia Pacific markets.

In June 2016, the CPEF III acquired a majority stake in GMM through a buy-out transaction.

Industry: luxury sneakers

Acquisition date: January 2018

Type of investment: buy-out

Stake: majority stake

Status: in portfolio

Founded in the early 2000’s in Fucecchio (Florence), River Group (composed of River Group and Calzaturificio Energy) is a leading player in the production of high quality sneakers for prestigious luxury brands.

The group has two production plants in Italy and a small Albanian unit (Alba Group) that produces shoe uppers for the group.

In January 2018, the CPEF III acquired a majority stake in River Group through a leveraged buy-out transaction.