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COMPANY PROFILE OF THE INVESTMENT REALIZED BY THE FUND “DUCATO VENTURE”

The company

Moby S.p.A. is the holding company of the Moby Group, an Italian leader in the coastal shipping trade and leasure, with notable market shares on the Tyrrhenian sea routes connecting the main ports on the western coast (Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia, and Piombino) with Sardinia, Corsica, and Elba.

Transaction structure

Type: Expansion
Investment Date:
October 2000
Investment Realization Date:
August 2006

 

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The company

Digitek S.p.A. designs and produces electronic systems for the automotive and infomobility sectors to order.

Transaction structure

Type: Buy-Out
Investment Date:
November 1999
Investment Realization Date: 
March 2005

 

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The company

The company is responsible for secondary distribution of natural gas, including through subsidiaries, and has a public service concession for civil distribution of methane gas in some cities in the provinces of Como, Milan, and Pavia.

Transaction structure

Type: Managment Buy-Out
Investment Date:
June 1999
Investment Realization Date:
March 2000

 

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The company

A company that distributes natural gas on the Italian market and produces and distributes electrical energy in Argentina.

Transaction structure

Type: Expansion
Investment Date:
January 2000
Investment Realization Date:
March 2002

 

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The company

Carapelli Firenze was founded in 1893 in Montevarchi as a company specialising in the commerce of grain, oil, and other agricultural products. In the '50s, Carapelli was the first to launch mass-market extra virgin olive oil and rapidly achieved a large market share.

Transaction structure

Type: Management Buy-Out
Investment Date:
June 2002
Investment Realization Date:
March 2006

 

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The company

The Iseo Group, founded near Brescia towards the beginning of the '60s, is part of the "active" security field offering products for access control and integrated "passive" protection and security systems -- products aimed at protecting buildings and things (doors/windows, access systems), as well as the safety of individuals (anti-panic handles).

Transaction structure

Type: Expansion  
Investment Date
January 2004
Investment Realization Date:
September 2006

 

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The company

Radio transmission management. Among the national leader with Radiomontecarlo, Virgin Radio, and Radio 105, with over six million daily listeners.

Transaction structure

Type: Expansion
Investment Date: July 2005
Investment Realization Date: July 2007

 

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La società

The Manutencoop Facility Management Group is the main company in Italy for management and provision of integrated services, for public and private clients, for buildings, areas, and the assistance of health services.

Transaction structure

Type: Expansion
Investment Date:
January 2004
Investment Realization Date:
May 2008

 

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End FAQ

Ducato Venture

The initial assets, which totalled €41,316,551 (Italian Lire 80 billion), were gathered during the course of the second half of 1998 through subscription of shares by 473 private investors.

At the end of its third year of activity, the Fund was approved for listing in the ordinary segment of MIBTEL - class 2.

The Fund's shares were traded from 28 March 2002 to 3 June 2008.

The duration of the Fund was established as 10 years with the possibility of being extended an additional 3 years in the case that the investment realization transactions made it necessary.

From 1999 to its closure, the Fund carried out 12 investments and an identical number of investment realizations. VALUE ITALY managed the fund from 2003 onward.

The Fund began the liquidation procedure in advance of the deadline and drew up the Rendiconto Finale di Liquidazione.pdf as of 30 May 2008, with payment of the final reimbursement of the shares on 7 July 2008.