Metra Group of Brescia, a global manufacturer of extruded aluminum, recently acquired by the American investment fund KPS Capital Partners, completed the acquisition of 100% of Rustici S.p.A., an historic industrial company in Tuscany (Italy) in the production of aluminum structural components for the railway industry.
Metra Group was assisted by Equita K Finance (Clairfield Italy), part of Equita Group, as financial advisor and by Pedersoli Studio Legale as legal advisor. The shareholders of Rustici were assisted by a team of professionals consisting of Mr. Pierpaolo Ciccarelli, Mr. Roberto Becciani and the Associazione Professionale Pisaneschi- Toninelli.
The acquisition further expands Metra’s ability to provide a full range of value-added services in the rail sector in addition to its traditional production of extruded aluminum profiles for the industrial and construction sectors. For Rustici, the integration means having access to Metra’s global network and gaining additional expertise in aluminum extrusion.
Enrico Zampedri, CEO of Metra, said: “I am very pleased to welcome the Rustici team to Metra. Rustici is considered as one of the best companies in our country, specializing in welding and structural assembly of aluminum and has a strong reputation in the rail industry for quality and technical expertise. Its capabilities and services are complementary to Metra and will provide additional growth opportunities in this key sector for the company’s future.”
Emanuela Galigani, CEO of Rustici, added: “We are excited to partner with Metra to continue to grow Rustici and provide our customers with the high level of quality and service they are accustomed to. This partnership provides Rustici with access to new customers and provides existing customers with access to a larger manufacturing network in both Europe and North America, and this represents an extremely exciting opportunity.”
Metra, founded in Brescia (Italy) in 1962, is a global, vertically integrated manufacturer of aluminum extruded profiles and related value-added services, including painting, oxidation, machining, welding and assembly. The company offers a full range of aluminum extruded profiles, primarily used in industrial and construction end markets in Europe and North America. Metra is headquartered in Rodengo Saiano, Italy, with six production facilities strategically located in Italy, the U.S.A. and Canada.
Rustici, founded in 1969 by Giampiero Galigani, father of the current CEO, is a manufacturer of aluminum structural components, primarily for the railroad industry. The company’s manufacturing capabilities include welding, machining and assembly of extruded aluminum profiles. Rustici is headquartered in Montale, in the province of Pistoia (Tuscany, Italy), where it serves customers through two production facilities located on a single site. Rustici has a turnover of about 20 million Euro per year and employs about 200 people.