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Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:51

Value Italy sells its stake in Esaote S.p.A.

 On April 18, 2018 Value Italy SGR S.p.A., on behalf of the closed-end fund MPVenture 2, alongside the other Esaote’s shareholders representing 100% of the share capital, has closed the sale of its shares in Esaote S.p.A. to a consortium of leading Chinese investors (the “Consortium”), composed of YF Capital, a leading private equity fund in China, co-founded by Mr. Jack Ma and Mr. David Yu; Beijing Wandong Medical Technology Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600055), China’s largest listed medical imaging equipment manufacturers; Shanghai FTZ Fund Management Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Tianyi Industries Holding (Group) Co., Ltd.; Jiangsu Yuyue Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Kangda Medical Equipment Group Corporation Ltd.

The binding agreement was signed on December 6, 2017.

The transaction gives renewed impetus to Esaote’s plans for further growth and provides the Company with enhanced access to the large and rapidly expanding Chinese medical equipment market. In return, the Consortium will benefit from Esaote’s strong R&D capabilities, its globally recognised brand and industry leading product lines, and extensive international distribution network in the medical imaging sector.

Esaote will continue to operate as an independent global medical equipment company, headquartered in Genoa, Italy, with R&D and manufacturing facilities in Italy and the Netherlands.

The Consortium will leverage the distribution networks of Wandong, Yuwell, Meinian and Kangda to increase Esaote`s penetration in the Chinese medical imaging equipment market. In parallel, Esaote will distribute the Consortium’s relevant medical products in international markets where the Company operates.

With the sale of Esaote, MPVenture 2 Fund positively completes its seventh exit.


Friday, 14 July 2017 15:41

Execution of the sale of Dynamic Technologies S.p.A.

Milan, 13 July 2017.

 On 13/07/2017 MPVenture 2 fund, executed the sale of its shareholding in Dynamic Technologies SpA to an entity controlled by ARDIAN North America II fund.

The investment of MPVenture 2 was part of a wider transaction aimed at the purchase by Dynamic Technologies  of the entire share capital Bend All Automotive Inc., with the strategic view to create a leading player in the production of fluid-handling systems, specialized in the automotive market.

The combination of the two companies has been successfully completed, achieving significant product diversification, a worldwide manufacturing footprint, cross-selling opportunities and a well-balanced customer base. In 2016, the turnover of Dynamic Technologies Group  was above Euro 240 mln vs Euro 120 mln before the investment of MPVenture 2 fund.

With the sale of Dynamic Technologies, MPVenture 2 fund successfully completed its fifth divestment.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 18:01

MPVenture SGR S.p.A. changes its name  


On  29 March 2017 the shareholders’ meeting has resolved to change the company’s name from MPVenture SGR to Value Italy SGR S.p.A.


The new name reflects the investment strategy of the managed Funds, which targets excellent italian mid-market businesses with reliable international development strategies.


Value Italy will leverage on MPVenture’s experience started in 2001 and developed through the execution of more than 40 deals in the Italian mid-market.


Florence, March 29th, 2017

Monday, 03 July 2017 15:55

Execution of the sale of Bassilichi SpA

Milan, 3 July 2017. Execution of the sale of Bassilichi SpA. On 03/07/2017 Arno 1 Srl, 100% owned by MPVenture 2 fund, executed the sale of its shareholding in Bassilichi SpA to ICBPI SpA.
The business combination with ICBPI represents a new strategic opportunity for Bassilichi, allowing the company to consolidate its positioning in the payment systems space and to strengthen its offering of monetics services to banks, private enterprises and the Public Administration.
Arno 1 Srl holds a 31,5% stake in Ausilia Srl, a company that controls certain assets, previously part of the Bassilichi Group, that were not included in the ICBPI deal scope.
With the sale of Bassilichi, MPVenture 2 fund successfully completed its fourth divestment.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 11:23

Arno 1 signs a binding agreement to sell its shares in Bassilichi S.p.A.

On December 6 , 2016 Arno 1 S.r.l. – 100% owned by MPVenture 2 fund – and other shareholders of Bassilichi S.p.A., holding 92,24% of the share capital, signed a binding agreement to sell their shares to Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari S.p.A..
The execution of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close by June 2017.
MPVenture invested in Bassillichi in March 2011 to support the company to increase its presence in the domestic market along the payments value chain and to develop a new offering in the payment systems space.
With the Bassilichi deal, MPVenture 2 fund will close its fourth divestment, with a total cash in/cash out of 1,9x.