Experiences

What our portfolio companies say about us

The Wise Equity team has shown itself to be a unique partner in the challenging and stimulating Private Equity world. They demonstrated a long-term approach in key decisions (including five acquisitions and significant investments in technology, including a renewal of the aircraft fleet and the introduction of dynamic pricing) and devoted themselves to the pragmatic resolution of problems. They have truly been a valuable partner.

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Alpitour

Gabriele Burgio

Chairman and CEO

INVESTMENT

Alpitour

Acquired 2012

Partial divestment 2018

Italian tourism leader with an integrated model: tour operator, airline, hotel & resort management and incoming services. Under Wise Equity ownership, Alpitour has completed five acquisitions and invested heavily in technology.

INVESTMENT

Biolchim

Acquired 2013

Among world leader in bio-stimulants (specialty fertilizers). Under Wise Equity ownership, completed four acquisitions (Canada, Hungary and Italy) increasing its product offering and opened numerous foreign commercial subsidiaries.

Together with the Wise Equity team, we experienced exciting years of growth. Passion and a desire to understand the business were constants in our daily interactions. The pragmatic and business-oriented approach greatly facilitated the work of the entrepreneur and the management team, both in ordinary operational management as well as in extraordinary corporate transactions. Four acquisitions in five years and many other projects brought to a successful conclusion is the best testament to an effective team effort, where the priority was always dictated by the elements essential to the creation of value and a strengthening of the company’s competitive position.

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Biolchim

Leonardo Valenti

Chairman and CEO

It has been a long and profitable adventure, with a gratifying end. Working with the Wise Equity team has meant sharing a process of logical reasoning and effective, innovative strategies.  Wise Equity was attentive in its approach to valuing the foundation of our core business – human capital – and careful not to overstep operational management boundaries while continuously evaluating the way forward together. Day-by-day, quarter after quarter, acquisition after acquisition, we accompanied a start-up all the way to a stock exchange listing, becoming the first and only listed Employment Agency in Italy. We escorted the company in planning and fulfilling an entrepreneurial dream without posing limits, but rather with increasingly challenging objectives.

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Openjobmetis

Rosario Rasizza

CEO and Founder

INVESTMENT

Openjobmetis

Acquired 2003

A temporary employment agency. Under Wise Equity ownership, the company consolidated the market with six Italian acquisitions, becoming one of the Italian leaders in the sector, culminating in an IPO on the Milan Stock Exchange.

INVESTMENT

Primat

Acquired 2014

European leader in anticorrosive coatings for small metal parts. Under Wise Equity ownership, the company completed a capex program, doubling production capacity, and finalized two Italian acquisitions.

The Wise Equity team demonstrated an uncommon industrial approach and from the first day worked with management to implement the business plan in a difficult moment for our sector. Through Wise Equity’s network, we identified potential acquisition targets in Italy and abroad and, in a short time, we completed two strategic acquisitions that contributed to a doubling of operating margins and an expansion of the product portfolio, strengthening the group’s competitive position.

Wise Equity - Storie Rumi

Primat

Camillo Rumi

CEO

From our first contact, I appreciated the Wise Equity team’s approach. Their focus was more industrial than financial, concentrated on the growth of our company and its personnel. Together, we laid out a business plan that called for building an integrated platform for the components world and subsystems for railway rolling stock, including through extraordinary corporate transactions. We completed two acquisitions and a joint venture in China. Of no less importance was the focus on human resources, with a carefully planned generational transition and the continuous development of individuals who assumed the managerial leadership of the group over time.

Wise Equity - Storie Foiadelli

SPII

Roberto Foiadelli

Chairman

INVESTMENT

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SPII

Acquired 2006

Italian leader in the design and production of electro-mechanical systems and components for the railway market. Under Wise Equity ownership, the company completed two acquisitions in Italy to augment its product offering.

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