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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


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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

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.

Clessidra Could Buy Up To 35% Of Harmont & Blaine

Clessidra SGR S.p.A. could take a stake of around a third in Harmont & Blaine S.p.A to help the firm expand ahead of a planned bourse listing. Clessidra entered in March exclusive talks for an investment in Harmont & Blaine. Clessidra Vice-Chairman Francesco Trapani said last week talks were ongoing and could be finalized over the summer if things worked out. Harmont & Blaine's Chief Executive Officer Domenico Menniti said, "The possible investment would be for a stake of between 30 and 35% via the issue of new shares."

Several Buyers Reportedly Mulls Acquisition Of Cogetech

Gamenet S.p.A., Cirsa Gaming Corporation S.A. and Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) are the three contenders reportedly in race to acquire Cogetech S.p.A., MF-Milano Finanza reported, without naming sources. CVC Capital Partners Limited, Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) and Sisal Group S.p.A. had also shown interest in acquiring Cogetech. Permira Advisers Ltd., Clessidra SGR S.p.A. and Apax Partners LP, the fund shareholders in Sisal may file a last minute offer. Cogetech is expected to take decision on June 23, 2014.

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