Gruppo Manifatture Italiane

Gruppo Manifatture Italiane, made of River Group, Calzaturificio Energy and Calzaturificio Claudia, is a leading player in the production of high-quality sneakers and formal shoes for prestigious luxury brands.

The group has three production plants in Tuscany and three units abroad – one in Albania (Alba Group) and two in Tunisia (Dana and MCT) – that produce shoe uppers for the group.

In January 2018, the CPEF III acquired a majority stake in River – made of River Group and Calzaturificio Energy, based in Fucecchio (Florence) – through a leveraged buy-out transaction.

In October 2019, the CPEF III acquired another leading made in Italy shoe manufacturer, Calzaturificio Claudia, based in Capannori (LU), creating Gruppo Manifatture Italiane, the first business aggregation of the sector.

Luxury sneakers and formal shoes
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