IMAP is pleased to announce that H.I.G. Capital has acquired a majority stake in Berardi Bullonerie S.r.l., a leading operator in the Italian market for the distribution of fasteners and the supply of integrated logistics services. Berardi is the reference partner for Italian industrial companies for the just in-time supply of standard and custom fasteners, and, more recently, for the design and implementation of integrated logistics programs using the Kanban system.
Berardi benefits from a broad geographical presence, with 14 warehouses located throughout the country and commercial offices in Italy, Croatia and Morocco. In the last decade, the Company has successfully embarked on an ambitious path to expand its product range in adjacent segments, in the CParts sector, and has been a pioneer in Italy in the introduction of advanced integrated logistics solutions through its own Kanban platform, becoming the reference point in the market in terms of quality, service levels and breadth of offering. Berardi had a turnover of around €100 million in 2021.
The team from Vitale & Co. – IMAP Italy, led by Riccardo Martinelli and Francesco Fornarelli, acted as financial advisor to the shareholders of Berardi, supporting them in the selection of the preferred partner, due diligence process, in structuring the transaction and in the negotiation phases.
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