MBO Partenaires and private investors sold their shares in Storm Elec Group, a company specializing in the design, manufacture, and B2B distribution of electrical boxes and automation solutions for both the swimming-pool and photovoltaic markets. Backed by MBO Partenaires since 2010, Storm Elec has pursued an innovative strategy in both technology and design to differentiate itself from competitors. The main client group is professional installers. The Group generates approximately EUR 10 million in revenues. Pascal Cazères, who took over the company in 2007, partnered with JFC Industrie and Charente Périgord Expansion to pursue the development of Storm Elec. The transaction was advised by Clairfield International in France.
iParts, a Polish leading online car spare parts distributor, was sold to Hella, one of the top 40 automotive suppliers and aftermarket distribution organisations for spare car parts in the world, headquartered in Germany.
The transaction was advised by Clairfield Poland / Germany.
Samiro Group S.p.A. and other minority shareholders sold the entire stake of Ravaglioli Group comprising Ravaglioli S.p.A., Butler, Sirio, and Space to the American group Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV), a global company with a business unit that is active in the production of vehicle service equipment. Ravaglioli is an Italian group focused on the manufacturing of vehicle service equipment such as lifts, tire changers, aligners, wheel balancers, and diagnostic test lines. Ravaglioli will join Dover’s Vehicle Service Group, a business unit of the Engineered Systems segment. Advised by Clairfield International in Italy and US.
DKS A/S, a leading debt-collection company in Denmark, was sold to Intrum Justitia AB, Europe’s leading debt collector, primarily active in debt collection for third-party clients. Intrum is present in 20 different European countries and is publicly listed in Sweden. DKS was founded in 1997 and is primarily active in debt collection for small and medium-sized businesses. The sale was advised by Clairfield Denmark.
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