Caprari, a company with 75 years of history and leader in advanced solutions for the management of the integrated water cycle with three production plants (two in Italy and one in Turkey) and a direct presence in international markets with numerous subsidiaries, has announced the entry in its capital of Ambienta, Europe’s largest private equity fund focused on environmental sustainability.
The Caprari family was assisted by Equita K Finance, the Italian partner of Clairfield International and part of Equita Group, as financial advisor, by the law firm Gianni & Origoni for the legal aspects of the deal and by Studio Cavallieri Salerno of Modena for tax matters.
Ambienta was advised by PWC (financial & tax due diligence and debt advisor), Linklaters (legal advisor), Roland Berger (business due diligence), EY (operations & ESG due diligence) and Studio Legale Tributario Facchini Rossi Michelutti (tax structuring).
The Caprari family and Ambienta will be partners in the holding company Wateralia, a new entity that will approach the market not only leveraging on the strength of the brand and Caprari’s know-how and experience in the world of water pumps and essential water services, but also welcoming in perspective other companies and evolved technological specialties.
Caprari will, in fact, be the heart of Wateralia, a new specialised centre which, also thanks to future acquisitions and aggregations, will be characterised by a unique offer on the market in terms of breadth of product range, history and geographical presence, with a leading position in different areas and market segments and the ambition to become the supplier of reference for the most demanding customers at global level.
Founded in 1945 by Amadio Caprari and headquartered in Modena, Italy, Caprari has a broad portfolio of three main categories of water handling pumps: submersible and vertical, surface and sewage.
With three production plants (two in Italy, in Modena and Rubiera, and one in Turkey. in Konya), almost 600 employees and 10 sales branches abroad, Caprari is a multinational group that achieves a turnover of around 100 million Euros by selling its products in more than one hundred countries.
Ambienta is Europe’s largest private equity fund focused on environmental sustainability. Founded in 2007, it operates with offices in Milan, London, Paris and Düsseldorf and manages assets of more than EUR 1.5 billion, focusing on investments in industrial companies linked to environmental megatrends, i.e. the efficient use of natural resources and pollution control.