Continued internationalization with a financial sponsor
DEAL FLASH | INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & COMPONENTS | JULY 2021
The owners of Zephyr Group, one of the main European companies specializing in the distribution of spare parts for merchant and slow-ferry ship engines, as well as for power plant engines, have sold a majority stake in the company to Italian private equity firms DeA Capital Alternative Funds and VSL Club.
DeA Capital is a leading Italian private equity firm. Through its Sviluppo Sostenibile fund, it intends to support Zephyr Group in a growth process that envisions expansion into new strategic markets, add-ons and the extension of the product range and services offered to customers.
This transaction is a further step for the future growth of our group on a path towards internationalization which began with the acquisition of Skandiaverken. I would like to thank the Oaklins team for their outstanding support and for having guided us all the way.
PAOLO CASTAGNET, CEO, ZEPHYR GROUP, ITALY
Oaklins assists in finding the best financial partner
Oaklins’ team in Italy assisted the shareholders of Zephyr Group as the exclusive financial advisor. The marine equipment specialist team in Italy and the Netherlands initiated the project and supported the transaction during the identification of and contact with potential buyers.
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