October 01, 2014 5:54 AM ET

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Company Overview of Clessidra SGR S.p.A.

Company Overview

Clessidra SGR S.p.A. is a private equity firm specializing in growth, corporate restructurings, privatizations, family successions, spin offs, buy and build transactions, middle market, industry consolidations, buyouts, and going private transactions. It seeks to invest in energy, industrials, financials, infrastructure, utilities, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, healthcare, information technology, and telecommunication services. The firm seeks to invest in medium to small and large-sized companies. It seeks to invest in companies based in Italy. The firm typically invests between €30 million ($41.42 million) and €150 million ($207.01 million) in its portfolio companies. It targets...

Via del Lauro, 7

Milan, MI 20121


Founded in 2003


39 02 86 95 22 1


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Key Executives for Clessidra SGR S.p.A.

Age: 59
Age: 60
Executive Vice-Chairman
Age: 57
Head of Investment Team
Age: 48
Head of Operations and Head of Administration
Age: 43
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Clessidra SGR S.p.A. Key Developments

Investors Reportedly Eye Persidera

Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture SGR SpA and Clessidra SGR S.p.A. are two of the potential investors understood to be interested in the 70% stake in Persidera owned by Telecom Italia Media SpA (BIT:TME) and Gruppo Editoriale L' Espresso SpA (BIT:ES), Telecompaper reported citing Il Sole 24 Ore. Persidera is valued at around €450- €500 million.

Clessidra Reportedly Mulls Selling Or Listing Balconi

Clessidra SGR S.p.A. plans to either sell or list bakery product maker Balconi S.p.A., daily Il Sole 24 Ore reported on September 6, 2014. Clessidra's founder and Chief Executive Officer, Claudio Sposito has already initiated talks with some banks to select an adviser to explore the options, the report stated. It may choose to sell Balconi to other funds or industrial groups, or alternatively, list its shares on the Milan stock exchange

Giochi Preziosi Reportedly Eyes Chinese Investor For Clessidra's Stake

Enrico Preziosi, founder and shareholder of Giochi Preziosi S.p.A. inviting offer from Chinese investors interested in acquiring as Clessidra SGR S.p.A. plans to exit, business daily MF-Milano Finanza reported quoting sources contacted by it. Clessidra holds 38.8% stake and Enrico Preziosi owns 42% stake in Giochi Preziosi. The report added that Giochi Preziosi has contacted three or four investors from Shanghai and Shenzen regarding a possible deal. The is unlikely to be a simple one as the shareholders, Enrico Preziosi, Clessidra, Intesa Sanpaolo with 14.2%, Idea Capital Fund with 5% and dozen creditor banks, have to discuss it.

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