Alto Partners SGR

Alto Part­ners SGR mana­ges inde­pen­dent pri­vate equity funds dedi­ca­ted to the Ita­lian mid-​market. Alto Part­ners SGR pur­sues an invest­ment stra­tegy orien­ted to gro­wing and cash-​generative com­pa­nies based in Italy. The Fund pre­do­mi­nan­tly tar­gets buy­out tran­sac­tions, howe­ver also selec­ted mino­rity invest­ments are con­si­de­red in com­pa­nies with strong share­hol­der pro­tec­tions and pre-​determined exit rou­tes. The Team com­bi­nes more than 125 years finan­cial expe­rience. In par­ti­cu­lar, the part­ners each have more than 20 years of pro­fes­sio­nal expe­rience in the Ita­lian and Inter­na­tio­nal finan­cial community. Alto Part­ners SGR assists the port­fo­lio com­pa­nies on a large num­ber of stra­te­gic, ope­ra­tio­nal and finan­cial areas, also thanks to the con­tri­bu­tion of qua­li­fied senior con­sul­tants with spe­ci­fic indu­stry knowledge.
MA

Marco Albissi

Investment Manager

AB

Alice Barberini

Investment Manager

IC

Ilenia Corbelli

Senior Investment Manager

Raffaele de Courten

Founding Partner

ER

Enrico Ricotta

Senior Partner

SS

Stefano Scarpis

Founding Partner, Chairman

RT

Roberto Torazzi

Finance Director

MV

Mario Visioni

Partner

FZ

Federico Zaffaroni

Director

31 past transactions

Stashfin

Seed Round in 2017
StashFin is a digital lending venture that offers online application for personal loans, providing simple and fast approval and disbursal for loans. It was started by a team of former financial services professionals who have more than 40 years of experience in consumer finance and capital markets. It is dedicated to disrupting traditional lending in India.

OFI

Acquisition in 2019
With over sixty years of experience, OFI is developing and manufacturing of dermo-cosmetic and dietary-nutritional products. Quality, reliability and a powerful innovative drive are the strong points recognized by the market and professionals in the sector.

Diatech Pharmacogenetics

Private Equity Round in 2021
Diatech Pharmacogenetics is the Italian leader in the development, production and commercialisation of pharmacogenetics tests for cancer precision medicine. Founded in 1996, Diatech Pharmacogenetics has sustained constant organic growth over the years and now owns more than 70% of the Italian molecular diagnostic market and it is rapidly growing worldwide; to date, more than 20.000 diagnostic tests have been performed using its solutions and every year Diatech Pharmacogenetics reinvests 20% of it revenues in R&D. Diatech Pharmacogenetics is able to take pharmacogenetics tests from idea to market on a variety of platforms, from real-time PCR to barcoded microarrays, mass-spectrometry and next generation sequencing, supplying all reagents, instruments, materials and support necessary. Its complete solutions guide diagnostic operators from sample extraction, quality control, molecular assay to bioinformatic analysis and report. The latest products launched include a liquid biopsy cfDNA extraction kit, a real-time PCR system with all reagent provided in a dry and stable format, micro-satellite instability assays and an end-to-end NGS solution that works on both Illumina and IonTorrent platforms. All Diatech products are developed under EN ISO 9001 and EN ISO 13485 and have been designed, developed and validated in accordance with the Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (CE-IVD).

Monviso

Acquisition in 2008
MONVISO GROUP SRL produces bread substitutes. It offers breakfast solutions and toasted cereal flakes; low-salt rusks, low-salt breadsticks, low-salt tea biscuits, wholegrain biscuits, crackers, and fitness solutions; and snack products, including mini bruschette croutons, soups and salads croutons, and mini toasts. The company was founded in 1936 and is based in Andezeno, Italy. As of January 18, 2018, MONVISO GROUP SRL operates as a subsidiary of Altabread S.r.l.

BIA

Acquisition in 2019
Bia S.p.A. produces organic or conventional couscous. Its products include couscup tomato, turmerik, paprika, candy lemon and peppermint, tomato basil, oregano, organic buckwheat couscous, organic rice, corn and chickpeas, couscous kids organic, special couscous, flavoured couscous,gluten free couscous, organic and conventional couscous. Its products serves all age groups. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Argenta, Italy.

Pastificio di Chiavenna

Acquisition in 2015
Pastificio di Chiavenna was founded in 1868 and started its activities as a mill and pasta producer. In the 60s the company moved to a modern factory in the outskirts of Chiavenna and alongside the traditional production of durum semolina wheat pasta, it started the production of some specialties from Valtellina with the Moro brand (Pizzoccheri), becoming a leader in its market niche. In that period, the company also obtained from the Ministry of Health the authorization to produce dietetic pasta, with different requirements from the traditional one.

Rubinetterie Toscane Ponsi

Acquisition in 2008
Rubinetterie Toscane Ponsi manufactures and distributes bathroom and kitchen fittings in Italy and internationally. It offers single-control mixer taps and dual-control taps for wash-hand basin, shower, and bath applications; and wash-hand basins, tops, units, and accessories. Rubinetterie Toscane Ponsi markets its products through distributors in Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Oceania. It began operation in 1935, with its headquarters in Viareggio in Italy.

Tricobiotos S.p.A.

Private Equity Round in 2017
Tricobiotos is specialised in the production and distribution of professional haircare products, both under its own brands and as an exclusive dealer in Italy for primary international firms.

Pastificio di Chiavenna

Private Equity Round in 2015
Pastificio di Chiavenna was founded in 1868 and started its activities as a mill and pasta producer. In the 60s the company moved to a modern factory in the outskirts of Chiavenna and alongside the traditional production of durum semolina wheat pasta, it started the production of some specialties from Valtellina with the Moro brand (Pizzoccheri), becoming a leader in its market niche. In that period, the company also obtained from the Ministry of Health the authorization to produce dietetic pasta, with different requirements from the traditional one.

Trevisanalat

Private Equity Round in 2011
Trevisanalat S.p.a. specializes in the production of mozzarella cheese using lactic ferments. It offers its products for private labels in large scale retail trade and dairy factories in Italy and internationally. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Resana, Italy. As of October 20, 2016, Trevisanalat S.p.a. operates as a subsidiary of Sabelli Spa.

Tricobiotos S.p.A.

Acquisition in 2017
Tricobiotos is specialised in the production and distribution of professional haircare products, both under its own brands and as an exclusive dealer in Italy for primary international firms.

Millefili Spa

Acquisition in 2018
Millefili, founded in 1981 in Carpi (Modena) by Francesco Galli, is specialised in the production and distribution of high quality yarns. Founded as a distributor of yarns for the knitwear industry and subsequently evolved into a manufacturing company, Millefili stands out from its main competitors thanks to its creativity and ability to capture fashion trends and to the high level of service. Such factors allowed the Company to grow and establish itself as a leader in its core business. The Company serves primary international brands in the fashion and luxury industries. It develops, produces and commercializes its yarns – often exclusive and designed ad hoc for the single customer – in Italy and in the main European and the US markets.

Drogheria & Alimentari Spa

Acquisition in 2010
Drogheria & Alimentari Spa produces and distributes food products. It offers spices and aromatic herbs, seasonings and special salts, infused oils, extra virgin olive oils, apple cips, spice grinders, balsamic glases, pasta sauces, pasta kit, condiments, and cake decorations. The company also provides sauces, champagne, cookies, foie gras, cookies, wine and champagne, biscuits and pastries, and sweet and salted snacks. It serves the single point of sale using merchandisers that deliver straight to the store. Drogheria & Alimentari Spa was founded in 1880 and is based in San Piero a Sieve, Italy. As of May 29, 2015, Drogheria & Alimentari Spa operates as a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Incorporated.

Olimpia Splendid S.p.A.

Private Equity Round in 2019
Olimpia Splendid S.p.A. manufactures conditioning, heating, air treatment, and hydronic systems. The company was founded in 1956 and is based in Cellatica, Italy.

Chilibeli

Series A in 2020
Chilibeli is a social commerce platform that connects manufacturers/farmers with agents directly through various messaging tools. The company empowers farmers and its network of agents to earn extra income with ease and flexibility by streamlining the end-to-end supply chain. It aims to help more local farmers, agents, and consumers benefit from the social economy. The company was founded in 2019 by Alex Feng, Damon Yue, and Matt Li. It is based in Setiabudi, Jakarta,

Visionnaire Home Philosophy

Acquisition in 2010
IPE, founded in 1959 by Carlo, Pompeo and Vittorio Cavalli, is a company based near Bologna active in the high-end luxury furniture segment. In particular, the Company develops and distributes ‘total look’ collections with its own brands (products include beds, sofas, carpets, lamps etc.).

Semenzato

Acquisition in 2017
Semenzato operates in the production and distribution of sliced bread, bread for tramezzini and loaves under the Semenzato brand and private label for Italian and international large-scale retailers. The use of mother yeast, attention to quality of raw materials, state-of-the-art technologies and an accurate control of all production phases have made Semenzato one of the domestic leaders in its reference market.

Trevisanalat

Acquisition in 2012
Trevisanalat S.p.a. specializes in the production of mozzarella cheese using lactic ferments. It offers its products for private labels in large scale retail trade and dairy factories in Italy and internationally. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Resana, Italy. As of October 20, 2016, Trevisanalat S.p.a. operates as a subsidiary of Sabelli Spa.

Visionnaire Home Philosophy

Private Equity Round in 2014
IPE, founded in 1959 by Carlo, Pompeo and Vittorio Cavalli, is a company based near Bologna active in the high-end luxury furniture segment. In particular, the Company develops and distributes ‘total look’ collections with its own brands (products include beds, sofas, carpets, lamps etc.).

Virosac s.r.l.

Acquisition in 2012
Virosac s.r.l. produces produces environment-friendly household products such as waste bags and plastic refuse containers. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Pederobba, Italy.

HARBOR

Acquisition in 2015
HARBOR SpA (Bio Phytorelax) specializing in the development of natural cosmetic products. Harbor’s focus from the beginning has been to produce quality products conceived with great care in research, formulation development and effectiveness with carefully selected raw materials and natural active ingredients, paying great attention to the respect for the environment, the value of cosmetics and packaging innovation.

Diquigiovanni

Acquisition in 2009
Diquigiovanni as a producer of aluminum windows and doors. At the end of the 80’s the Company began specializing in the production of windows and doorframes in PVC, product characterized by excellent performances in terms of thermal and acoustic isolation, durability, limited maintenance costs and competitive pricing with respect to other materials traditionally used. The company distributes its products via two main channels: (i) retailers covering the Italian territory targeting building renovations and (ii) the building site channel targeting, with the support of specialized agents, new constructions.

La Suissa

Acquisition in 2016
La Suissa , family-run company operating for over 35 years in manufacturing and marketing of confectionery products, and in particularly in the chocolate sector. From its origins and operating base in Piemonte, the northern Italian region well-known for chocolate processing, La Suissa has expanded and established a significant presence in both home and foreign markets. State of the art production facilities combined with the careful selection of quality materials and their processing by skilled technologists have produced exceptional artisan chocolates and confections.

Integra Document Management

Acquisition in 2006
Integra Document Management is a privately held company specialized and focused on the services of Document and Business Process Outsourcing.

Caminetti Montegrappa

Acquisition in 2007
Caminetti Montegrappa SPA is a manufacturing and distributing stoves, fireplaces (both pellet and wood) and related claddings. All products are tested in laboratories that are officially recognized in Europe and products are positioned on the medium-high end of the market in terms of quality and design. The last generation of pellet products, furthermore, guarantees excellent performances at competitive prices. Key success factors of the Company include a sound technology and a strong post-sale assistance and brand recognition.

Dolciaria Val d'Enza

Acquisition in 2013
Dolciaria Val d'Enza SPA produces baked cakes. It offers bakery products, including tartlets and snacks. The company was founded in 1977 and is based in Canossa, Italy. As of April 19, 2017, Dolciaria Val d'Enza SPA operates as a subsidiary of Valeo Foods Group Limited.

Legami

Funding Round in 2016
R&D Srl manufactures and markets stationery, bags, diaries, and other accessories.

Gruppo Arcte

Acquisition in 2005
Gruppo Arcte is a active in the luxury under­wear and bea­ch­wear seg­ment for men and women with the brands Argen­to­vivo, Baci­ru­bati, Juli­pet and Allen­cox.

Rancilio Group

Private Equity Round in 2007
Rancilio Group in the production and distribution of professional coffee machines for the Ho.Re.Ca. segment. Rancilio is present all over the world and the commercial presence is supported by a capillary distribution network. Sales abroad account for approx. 70%, in particular thanks to the commercial subsidiaries in Spain, Portugal, the United States, Switzerland and Germany.