Lawyer Monthly - November 2022

86 LAWYERMONTHLYNOVEMBER 2022 Aksìa Capital V FundAcquires a Controlling Stake in Gommatex Spalmati About the Deal Milan-based Aksìa Group has bought a majority stake in fabric manufacturer Gommatex Spalmati. Tombari D’Angelo e Associati and De Luca & Partners advised on the transaction. Founded in 1997, Aksìa Group primarily invests in mediumsized Italian businesses that can be grown organically or through further acquisitions, with a particular emphasis in family- or founderowned companies. Since its inception, the group has invested over €500 million and completed more than 50 M&A deals. Gommatex Spalmati is based in Prato, Italy, and specialises in the production of customisable and sustainable high-quality coagulated and coated fabrics for use by high-end fashion and luxury brands. The firm reported revenue of around €23 million for 2021, an increase of 28% from the previous year. Gommatex’s acquisition, which was made via Aksìa’s Capital V Fund, marks the first of Aksìa’s investments in the luxury goods sector and the seventh deal for the fund. It is expected that Aksìa will support the continued M&A expansion of Gommatex, particularly in its creative department and sales network. Tombari D’Angelo e Associati advised on the transaction with a team comprising partners Enrico Mugnai and Elena Iozzelli. Transaction Interview Legal Advisors:

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