La Sanfermese changes ownership and starts a further phase of growth and development
The shareholders of La Sanfermese are pleased to announce that today they have completed the sale of the majority of company’s shares to the fund managed by Orange Capital Development.
The operation is aimed at strengthening and enhancing the existing platform, facilitating the development of the company in the most innovative agri-food sectors, as well as starting a solid process of internationalization.
Andrea Pelladoni, current sales and marketing manager of the company, remains in the shareholding structure with a minority stake and will take an active role in the management of the business and in the development of new products.
The commercial representatives of La Sanfermese will remain the same; for any other information please contact them, they will be happy to clarify any doubts.
“The acquisition of La Sanfermese is part of Orange Capital Development’s broader strategy to strengthen its presence in the environmental sustainability sector. After having become a reference player in the renewable energy sector, we now aim at consolidating our presence in the agri-food sector and in particular in the healthy foods and free-from foods sectors in which La Sanfermese has been successfully operating for years. We intend to further strengthen the financial solidity of the company and fully exploit its great potential by facilitating the development of innovative products and expansion into new countries. The international footprint of our funds, in fact, will guarantee to La Sanfermese a privileged access to foreign markets. By leveraging upon its existing certified supply chain, the company will have to maintain solidfoundations in the reference territory to better seize the development opportunities offered by a market that grows and becomes increasingly global and demanding”, commented Davide Salvatore, founder and CEO of Orange Capital Development.
“We were the first to introduce soy and durum wheat in Northern Italy; Thefirst in Europe to certify non-GMO maize; Among the first to believe in the value offree-from and in the centrality of the quality of the ingredient. For almost a decade, La Sanfermese has been introducing sustainable certified supply chains with Magis and Friends of the Earth protocols. After an adequate period of lucid reflection, the Pelladoni Family, in full cohesion, has now identified the master way to ensure the best growth and development prospects for the company, employees, customers, suppliers and the territory to which we belong. The new ownership was chosen for its long-term investment vision, for the desire to develop the company in a solid and visionary way, for the significant financial strength and managerial capacity expressed. The future that awaits us is spectacular! The synergies with the new partner will allow us to run even faster and overcome barriers that seemed insurmountable. In this stimulating and responsible context, with pride and great enthusiasm, I have accepted to continue the path I have undertaken, with the awareness of doing my part, in a cohesive team, to successfully overcome the challenges that await us”, commented Andrea Pelladoni, shareholder and director of La Sanfermese.