As part of the operation, the Anastasi Group was supported by the AvvocatidiImpresa study and by Houlihan Lokey, while Vitale & Co and BonelliErede acted for IRCA. As part of Advent International’s investment project in the food ingredients sector, the subsidiary IRCA has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the Anastasi Group from the Anastasi family. The Anastasi family will continue to lead the company and will also be a major investor in the new combined Group. Founded in 1972 and based in Bronte (Catania), Anastasi is an Italian company leader in the sector of semi-finished ingredients based on pistachio. Under the guidance of Andrea, Antonio and the Anastasi family, the group has achieved a strong growth in recent years, representing today the European leader in pistachio ingredients. The success of Anastasi is based on the particular attention to the quality and customization of the products, favored by a distinctive organizational and technological heritage with over 50 years of experience in the market. Today Anastasi is present in over 30 countries around the world with a product portfolio that fully represents the tradition of Italian excellence and includes shelled pistachio, peeled pistachio, pistachio grains, pistachio flour and pistachio paste. Anastasi products are highly complementary to the IRCA portfolio and the combination strengthens the “one-stop-shop” offer, expanding the wide assortment of high value-added ingredients in interesting market segments. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Houlihan Lokey, led by Matteo Manfredi and Tommaso Lillo, acted as financial advisor to Anastasi, while the study AvvocatidiImpresa, led by dr. Alberto Calvi di Coenzo and Alessandra Del Bianco acted as legal advisor. Vitale & Co, led by Alberto Gennarini, acted as financial advisor to IRCA, while Bonelli Erede acted as legal advisor.
Involved fees earner: Alberto Calvi di Coenzo – Avvocati di Impresa; Alessandra Del Bianco – Avvocati di Impresa
Law Firms: Business Lawyers
Clients: Anastasi S.r.l.