Fontana Group, a world leader in high-quality fasteners, through its Fontana Fast Trade division specializing in the distribution of fastening systems (standard and special) for the entire EMEA market, with a focus on marketing and services, reaches a significant milestone in its strategic development plan with the acquisition of INTERMETAL in France from the Group Chausson Matériaux SAS. Today, the Fontana Fast Trade division operates through an efficient distribution system throughout Europe, achieved through strategically distributed logistics locations and an extensive sales network. With this acquisition, Fontana Fast Trade further strengthens its market share in France Where it was already present with a distribution establishment and the European market.

For Fontana Group, Equita K Finance (Clairfield Italy), part of Equita Group, and Clairfield France served as financial advisors, Delsol Avocats provided legal advice and due diligence, and BMA Rhône Alpes performed financial and tax due diligence.
For Chausson Matériaux SAS, Bruno & Associes followed the legal advice.

INTERMETAL, with a turnover of about Euro 10 million, is a French company specializing in the marketing of screws, fasteners and metal parts since its founding in 1984. It is controlled by Chausson Materiàux SAS and by the management. The company sells mainly in the French market and in China where it has a local subsidiary. INTERMETAL’s offer perfectly complements the product range of the Fontana Fast Trade division and represents for the Fontana Group an important step in the growth process of the Fontana Fast Trade division in Europe.

Fontana Group, founded in Veduggio con Colzano (MB) in 1952 by Loris and Walter Fontana, is the world leader in high-quality bolting. Today Fontana is a multinational corporation with offices and subsidiaries in 32 geographical areas including Europe, the Americas and India, 16 production plants and more than 4,000 employees, with a turnover of about 1 billion euros.
Founded in 1921, Chausson Matériaux SAS, based in Toulouse, France, distributes building materials including aggregates, roofing, wood, insulation, tiles, tools and equipment throughout France.