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.
In April 2021 the Company was sold.