Agreen Capital, Club Deal internazionale, joins the share capital of Probios, an Italian company active in healthy and organic food. The project envisages organic and external growth to vertically integrate business processes with the aim of creating a leading pole in the health, organic and free-from sector.
Probios members were assisted, as Financial Advisor, by vitale&co, with a team composed of Managing Partner Alberto Gennarini (in the photo on the left), Partner Valentina Salari (in the photo on the right)by VP Salvatore Celozzi and analyst Gabriele Iovene and for legal profiles by Studio BonelliErede with partner Matteo Bonelli and associate Giuseppe Ragucci. Probios was assisted by Acacia Capital as Financial Advisor. The Club’s investors and the buyer were assisted for the financial part by Agreen Capital, for the accounting part by Epyon Consulting, for the tax part from Studio Sebastiani in the person of Founding Partner Alessandro Sebastiani and Partners Edoardo Lattuada and Tommaso Franzini and for the legal part from Business Lawyers with Managing Partner Alberto Calvi di Coenzo. Amundi SGR, on behalf of the fund Amundi ELTIF AgrItaly PIR, has participated in the financing of the Deal with the assistance of Studio Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici with a team led by equity partner Marc-Alexandre Courtejoie assisted by the equity partner Michele Aprile (for the tributary aspects), from senior associate Roger Demoro, from associate Carolina Caslini and from Luca Serino. Intesa Sanpaolo, through the Agribusiness Department, participated in the operational structuring of the Deal.
“Agreen Capital focuses exclusively on investments in the healthy and sustainable agri-food sector,” says Andrea Rossi, Managing Partner of Agreen Capital. Probios, unique excellence in the sector, represents for us an ideal acquisition for the characteristics of the business and for the values shared by all our Stakeholders and Partners. The diversification and breadth of Probios range, the focus on ESG issues, the skills of management, associated with the markets and channels in which the company is positioned, represent a great opportunity for our strategic development projects and plans. The Bartolozzi and Favilli families have been pioneers in the sector and we are excited to support the Group’s growth in this further development phase, respecting the concepts of sustainability, supply chain and ethics”. Renato Calabrese, former General Manager of Probios and new Managing Director of the company, as well as an investor in the project, is once again at the head of the company. “I’m really happy that Agreen Capital decided to invest in Probios,” says Calabrese. “The particular competences of this Club Deal in the agri-food field and the sharing of the principles of sustainability, ethics and governance, will undoubtedly be decisive in the construction of a pan-European platform dedicated to healthy and organic food to enhance agriculture and the know-how of Made in Italy”. “With the entry of Agreen Capital we will increase the value of Probios contributing to the dissemination of its founding values”, comments Rossella Bartolozzi, a member of Probios SpA. “A company like Probios is on the market not only as a commercial leader, but also as an opinion leader, for the commitment that distinguishes it for decades and for the consistency of values demonstrated. My work will ensure a positive impact both within the company and towards external stakeholders and stakeholders, from the consumer to the community, from public institutions to private partners”.