Hyle Capital Partners acquires Guaresi


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June 21, 2022

As part of the transaction, Hyle Capital Partners was advised by Vitale & Co, Hogan Lovells, Kstudio Associato and PwC. Guaresi Spa was supported by Ethica Group and by Studio Giovannelli e Associati.

Through its “Finance for Food One” fund, Hyle Capital Partners has acquired all the capital of Guaresi SpA, an Italian expertise in the self-propelled machinery sector for the world of agriculture.

Guaresi is the third investment in Hyle’s “Finance for Food One” fund, whose development project aims to create a leading group in agricultural machinery that can penetrate new foreign markets over the next five years and achieve a turnover of 50 million euros, also through synergistic acquisitions with the aim of expanding the product portfolio. The growth project sees the managerial strengthening of the company, which will be led by Livio Marchiori and Massimo Zubelli, respectively, in the role of president and CEO, who will be able to count on the Guaresi family’s important contribution and experience.

Guaresi was founded in 1932 in Pilastri in the province of Ferrara and is today active in the design, development and production of tomato harvesters for the canning industry with a wide range of advanced harvesters and sorters marketed globally. . Over the years, Guaresi has consolidated its position in the market thanks to its innovative design and construction processes for its machines, the high technological know-how, the efficient after-sales service and the extensive assistance network. The company has also distinguished itself for its extensive support for the mechanization of the industry thanks to the automatic harvesters and the fight against the phenomenon of illegal renting, carried out concretely together with the best processing industries.

Today, Guaresi operates two production facilities totaling 10,000 square meters, used for production and storage. In 2021, the company exceeded 20 million euros in turnover, achieved by more than two thirds abroad.

Hyle Capital Partners was assisted by the law firm Hogan Lovells with a team consisting of partner Luca Picone, lawyer Martina Di Nicola, associate Marina Massaro and trainee Gianluca Ceci and, with reference to the financing aspects, by partner Carlo Massini with ‘associate Marco Gasparrini and trainee Laura Leonelli .

Guaresi Spa was assisted by the Giovannelli e Associati law firm with a team of partner Matteo Delucchi and associate Francesca di Lorenzo.

Illimity and BPER Banca were the operation’s finance banks, assisted by Orrick with a team consisting of partner Marina Balzano, associate Leopoldo Esposito and Valentina Bombino.

Professionals involved in the operation: Balzano Marina – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Bombino Valentina – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Ceci Gianluca – Hogan Lovells; Delucchi Matteo – Giovannelli and Associati Advokatfirma; by Lorenzo Francesca – Giovannelli and Associati Advokatfirma; By Nicola Martina – Hogan Lovells; Esposito Leopoldo – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Gasparrini Marco – Hogan Lovells; Leonelli Laura – Hogan Lovells; Massaro Marina – Hogan Lovells; Massini Carlo – Hogan Lovells; Picone Luca – Hogan Lovells;

Law firms: Giovannelli and Associati Advokatfirma; Hogan Lovells; Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP;

Customers: BPER Banca SpA; Guaresi SpA; Hyle Capital Partners; unlimited Bank SpA;

by Studio Giovannelli and Associati.

Through its “Finance for Food One” fund, Hyle Capital Partners has acquired all the capital of Guaresi SpA, an Italian expertise in the self-propelled machinery sector for the world of agriculture.

Guaresi is the third investment in Hyle’s “Finance for Food One” fund, whose development project aims to create a leading group in the agricultural machinery sector, which over the next five years can penetrate new foreign markets and achieve a turnover of 50 million euros, also through synergistic acquisitions with the aim of expanding the product portfolio. The growth project sees the managerial strengthening of the company, which will be led by Livio Marchiori and Massimo Zubelli, respectively, in the role of president and CEO, who will be able to count on the Guaresi family’s important contribution and experience.

Guaresi was founded in 1932 in Pilastri in the province of Ferrara and is today active in the design, development and production of tomato harvesters for the canning industry with a wide range of advanced harvesters and sorters marketed globally. . Over the years, Guaresi has consolidated its position in the market thanks to its innovative design and construction processes for its machines, the high technological know-how, the efficient after-sales service and the extensive assistance network. The company has also distinguished itself for its extensive support for the mechanization of the industry thanks to the automatic harvesters and the fight against the phenomenon of illegal renting, carried out concretely together with the best processing industries.

Today, Guaresi operates two production facilities totaling 10,000 square meters, used for production and storage. In 2021, the company exceeded 20 million euros in turnover, achieved by more than two thirds abroad.

Hyle Capital Partners was assisted by the law firm Hogan Lovells with a team consisting of partner Luca Picone, lawyer Martina Di Nicola, associate Marina Massaro and trainee Gianluca Ceci and, with reference to the financing aspects, by partner Carlo Massini with ‘associate Marco Gasparrini and trainee Laura Leonelli .

Guaresi Spa was assisted by the Giovannelli e Associati law firm with a team of partner Matteo Delucchi and associate Francesca di Lorenzo.

Illimity and BPER Banca were the operation’s finance banks, assisted by Orrick with a team consisting of partner Marina Balzano, associate Leopoldo Esposito and Valentina Bombino.

Professionals involved in the operation: Balzano Marina – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Bombino Valentina – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Ceci Gianluca – Hogan Lovells; Delucchi Matteo – Giovannelli and Associati Advokatfirma; by Lorenzo Francesca – Giovannelli and Associati Advokatfirma; By Nicola Martina – Hogan Lovells; Esposito Leopoldo – Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Gasparrini Marco – Hogan Lovells; Leonelli Laura – Hogan Lovells; Massaro Marina – Hogan Lovells; Massini Carlo – Hogan Lovells; Picone Luca – Hogan Lovells;

Law firms: Giovannelli and Associati Advokatfirma; Hogan Lovells; Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP;

Customers: BPER Banca SpA; Guaresi SpA; Hyle Capital Partners; unlimited Bank SpA;

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