Milan, Italy – 02-10-2015
CP Advisors advised Villa Canali on the sale of Gruppo Alival to Nuova Castelli Group
Alival is the third largest producer and marketer of mozzarella cheese products in Italy with revenues of Eur. 160 million. Alival operates through 9 productions plants located in Italy and Poland and its portfolio products includes a wide range of mozzarella cheese, pecorino, ricotta and butter products. Alival sells its products to the major retail chains in Italy and Europe under its well know brands, including Alival, Mandara, Fattorie del Sole, Trep, Caseificio dell’Amiata and Tinis.
Nuova Castelli Group is the leading producer and marketer of of Italian P.D.O. cheese products, including Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano and Gorgonzola. The Company generates revenues in excess of Eur. 300 million and operates through its five product plants located in Italy and Hungary and its own distribution and commercial platforms in France, UK, Germany, Scandinavia and Russia.
CP Advisors acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Villa Canali on the divestiture of Alival to Nuova Castelli, completing the initial project started in 2014 with the creation of a leading player with revenues in excess of Eur. 500 million in the Italian dairy industry.