Equity Factory as M&A advisor assisted the Giovannelli Family in the sale of a majority stake to Aksìa Capital V, Aksìa Group SGR S.p.A.’s investment vehicle dedicated to Italian SMEs.

Founded in Prato in 1960 by Lando Giovannelli, Gommatex is a historic company leader in the production of high-end clotted, coated and printed fabrics and in the realization of finishes and ennoblements on jacquard denim fabrics for the fashion industry.

Aksìa has been assisted by Bain for the market/business due diligence and the definition of the Business plan, from EY for the financial and ESG due diligence, by Pavia and Ansaldo for the legal due diligence, contractual and banking aspects and by Russo De Rosa Associati for the fiscal due diligence and the deal structuring.

Gommatex’s selling shareholders were assisted by Equity Factory, which acted as M&A advisor in the transaction with a team composed of Stefano Marsilii, Arianna Zola e Vittorio Nalesso and the law firm Tombari D’Angelo and Associates who took care of the legal and contractual aspects.