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NB Renaissance Partners

NB Renaissance supports ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams with a goal to create market leading businesses

  • NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”) stems from the private equity experience of Intesa Sanpaolo, which has been one of the largest providers of growth capital to entrepreneurs and management teams in Italy for more than 15 years1
  • Since 2015, NBRP is part of Neuberger Berman, a private, independent and employee-owned investment manager with $356 billion of AuM2, over 2,100 employees and offices in 35 cities worldwide
  • Today, NBRP manages €1.8 billion of commitments3 from a pool of high-quality Italian and international investors
  • NBRP is currently invested in 16 companies, which include some of the excellence of the Italian industrial footprint and NBRP plays a leading role to the growth of the real economy
  • NBRP can count on a team of 25 private equity professionals of Neuberger Berman in Italy, supported by the broader Neuberger Berman private equity platform of 220+ professionals with offices in Milan, Luxembourg, London, New York, Dallas, Hong Kong, Bogota and Zurich

Overview

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Portfolio Companies

Portfolio Company Sector Description

Pharmaceutical

Italy’s fifth-largest pharmaceutical group created by the aggregation of Alfa Wassermann and Sigma-Tau.

Industrial Equipment

Producer of electrohydraulic components and systems used in the mechanic industry.

Specialty Chemicals

Producer of specialty fertilizers including biostimulants, trace elements, water soluble liquid and foliar NPK.

Industrial Holding

Italian holding company which owns significant minority stakes in Pirelli (one of the world’s largest tyre manufacturer specialized in the premium consumer segment) and Prometeon Tyre Group (a global industrial tyre maker).

Industrial Equipment

Producer of technologically-advanced blade cutting machines for the footwear and leather goods industries.

IT Services

Largest Italian IT group active in system integration, outsourcing and software applications.

Industrial Packaging

World’s leading producer of safety closures for spirits and aluminum screw caps for wine.

Industrial Equipment

Largest European independent manufacturer of mission critical hydraulic components.

Aerospace

Leading international provider of solutions for aircraft actuation and flight control systems, landing systems, cabin comfort systems as well as aircraft services to helicopters and business jet aircrafts.

Specialty Chemicals

Leading player in bioplastics (used in applications for large-scale retail distribution, separate waste collection, catering, agriculture and packaging) and in the development of bioproducts obtained from the integration of chemistry, environment and agriculture.

Consumer & Retail

Manufacturer and distributor of leather goods & fashion accessories, lingerie and activewear under the brands Carpisa, Yamamay and Jaked.

Business Services

Global provider of testing, inspection, certification, classification and engineering consultancy services.

Premium Leather Manufacturing

Global leader in the production of high quality leather to the worldwide fashion, automotive and upholstery industry.

Industrial Equipment

World leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of winding machines, quality control devices and electronic boards for the textile industry.

Industrial Equipment

Leading manufacturer of large industrial pumps and developer of water treatment and waste-to-energy plants.

Industrial Equipment

Leading producer of printing machines for flexible packaging applications.

Portfolio Company Sector Description

Consumer & Retail

One of the European leading players in the development and distribution of toys.

Industrial Equipment

Producer of integrated and automated machinery and equipment for dry pasta and cereals processing.

Consumer Products

Producer of writing and drawing tools.

Medical Equipment

Producer of implantable prostheses for bone articulations.

Sigma Tau / Essetifin

Pharmaceutical

Producer of drugs for the treatment of rare diseases, mainly in oncology.

Consumer & Retail

Leading Italian brand and one of the largest affordable jewelry retailers.

Media

Italy’s leading independent film and television producer.

Industrial Equipment

World leader in the design and manufacturing of plastic, magnetic and rubber components for the appliance, automotive and building industry.

Medical Equipment

Global provider of diagnostic ultrasound, dedicated MRI systems and healthcare IT solutions.

Wine & Spirits

Leading producer and distributor of bottled still and sparkling wines from Central and Southern Italy.

News

February 2020

NB Renaissance Partners signed a binding agreement to acquire control of Engineering

We are pleased to announce that on February 5th, 2020, NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”) and Bain Capital Private Equity (“Bain Capital”), signed a binding agreement to jointly acquire a controlling stake in Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. (“Engineering”), the leading specialist provider of IT services, software development and digital platforms, supporting clients in digital transformation projects.

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January 2020

NB Renaissance Partners, Valentino Sciotti and Platinum Equity: Agreement Reached for Farnese Vini

NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”, the Italian private equity firm, part of Neuberger Berman), the family of co-founder Valentino Sciotti and other minority shareholders have signed in the past few days a binding agreement to sell the entire share capital of Farnese Vini (“Farnese”) to Platinum Equity, the American investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management.

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August 2019

NB Renaissance Partners signed a binding agreement to acquire a majority stake in Rino Mastrotto Group

We are pleased to announce that on August 1, 2019, NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”) signed a binding agreement to acquire a majority stake in Rino Mastrotto Group (or the “Group”), the global leader in the production of premium leather to the worldwide fashion, automotive and upholstery industry from the founding Mastrotto family.

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December 2018

NB Renaissance Partners signed a binding agreement to acquire a majority stake in Hydro Holding

We are pleased to announce that on December 10, 2018, NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”) has signed a binding agreement to acquire a majority stake in Hydro Holding (the “Group”), the largest European independent manufacturer of mission critical hydraulic components.

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December 2018

Comelz announces the acquisition of a majority stake in Develer

We are pleased to announce that on December 5, 2018, Comelz S.p.A. (“Comelz”), a leading global player in the production of cutting machines for footwear, leather goods and automotive sectors, acquired from the shareholders Giovanni Bajo and Simone Zinanni a majority stake in Develer S.r.l. (“Develer” or “the Company”), a company specialized in the development of IT software and hardware solutions.

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November 2018

Comelz announces the acquisition of Camoga

We are pleased to announce that on November 6, 2018, Comelz S.p.A. (“Comelz”), a leading global player in the production of cutting machines for footwear, leather goods and automotive sectors, acquired from the Mascetti’s family, Camoga S.p.A. (“Camoga”), a company specialized in the production of splitting machine for the most prestigious leather goods, footwear, fashion, automotive and luxury brands.

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July 2018

NB Renaissance Partners signed a binding agreement to acquire control of Uteco

We are pleased to announce that on July 4, 2018, NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”) has signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of a majority stake in Uteco (the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of printing machines for the flexible packaging industry.

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November 2017

NBRP is awarded the “Private Equity Team of the Year” in Italy

In November 2017, NBRP was awarded “Private Equity Team of the Year” in Italy at the 3rd edition of the Financecommunity Awards hosted in Milan.

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September 2017

NB Renaissance Partners completes the acquisition of Comelz

We are pleased to announce that on September 12, 2017, NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”) completed the acquisition of Comelz (the “Company”), a leading player in the production of cutting machines for the footwear and leather goods industry, from the Zorzolo family.

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August 2017

NB Renaissance Partners signed a binding agreement to acquire control of Biolchim Group

We are pleased to announce that on August 2, 2017, NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”) together with Chequers Capital Partners (“Chequers”) and Biolchim senior management, signed a binding agreement to acquire 100% of the Company.

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July 2017

NB Renaissance Partners Annex Fund Reaches €300m

Milan, London, and New York, 24st July 2017 – NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”), Neuberger Berman’s private equity business in Italy, is pleased to announce that NB Renaissance Partners (Annex) SCSp (the “NBRP Annex Fund”) has closed on €300 million in total capital commitments. Neuberger Berman is a private, independent, employee-owned leading global asset manager with $271 billion of AUM as of June 30, 2017.

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September 2016

NB Renaissance Partners completes the acquisition of Farnese Vini

We are pleased to announce that on September 14, 2016, NB Renaissance Partners (“NBRP”) completed the acquisition of Farnese Vini (the “Company”), a leading producer and distributor of high-quality bottled still wines from Central and Southern Italy.

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February 2016

NB Renaissance and Apax VIII entered into an investment agreement for the purchase of a 37.1% stake in Engineering

We are pleased to announce that on February 8, 2016, NB Renaissance and Apax VIII have entered into an investment agreement for the purchase of a participation equal to approximately 37.1% in Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. (“Engineering” or the “Issuer”).

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Contacts

Via San Damiano 7
20121, Milan, Italy
+39 02 7641 5811

Management

Marco Cerrina Feroni
Senior Partner, NB Renaissance Partners
40 Years of industry experience
6 Years with Neuberger Berman
Fabio Canè
Senior Partner, NB Renaissance Partners
35 Years of industry experience
6 Years with Neuberger Berman
Stefano Bontempelli
Senior Partner, NB Renaissance Partners
25 Years of industry experience
11 Years with Neuberger Berman
Luca Deantoni
Partner, NB Renaissance Partners
24 Years of industry experience
6 Years with Neuberger Berman
Marco De Simoni
Partner, NB Renaissance Partners
19 Years of industry experience
5 Years with Neuberger Berman
Michele Quaranta
Partner, NB Renaissance Partners
16 Years of industry experience
5 Years with Neuberger Berman
17 Years of industry experience
5 Years with Neuberger Berman
20 Years of industry experience
6 Years with Neuberger Berman
13 Years of industry experience
4 Years with Neuberger Berman
Giovanni Camisassi
Vice President
8 Years of industry experience
4 Years with Neuberger Berman
Davide Cantoro
Vice President
8 Years of industry experience
5 Years with Neuberger Berman
2 Years of industry experience
2 Years with Neuberger Berman
1 Year of industry of experience
1 Year with Neuberger Berman
2 Years of industry experience
1 Year with Neuberger Berman
2 Years of industry experience
1 Year with Neuberger Berman
Francesco Moglia
Senior Vice President
25 Years of industry experience
5 Years with Neuberger Berman
Giacomo Barchetta
Vice President
20 Years of industry experience
2 Years with Neuberger Berman
20 Years of industry experience
2 Years with Neuberger Berman
Massimo Pin
Assistant Vice President
8 Years of industry experience
1 Year with Neuberger Berman
Alfio Riciputo
Assistant Vice President
18 Years of industry experience
1 Year with Neuberger Berman