After a few months of calm, the waters on the financial front return to move in the mare magnum of wine, and if 2021 was a real watershed, with the investment funds entered in an important way in the capital of groups such as Botter and Mondodelvino, the “bang” at the end of the year is the right conclusion to a trend that has now cleared customs, and which gives new life and solidity to the sector. Hyle Capital Partners, an asset management company (Sgr) that promotes and manages Private Equity funds that invest in the capital of small and medium-sized Italian companies, through its “Finance for Food One” fund, enters the capital of Contri Spumanti, the company founded in 1959 by Luciano Contri, and led today by Paolo Contri, destined to remain in the saddle.
The goal of the Hyle Capital Partners team – which includes Matteo Chieregato (Managing Partner), Francesco Zito (Partner) and Andrea Armienti (Analyst) – is to lead Contri Spumanti into a new phase of growth, which rests on the long entrepreneurial history of investment for development, carried on since its foundation. The key elements of the partnership between Hyle Capital Partners and Paolo Contri are in fact the strong industrial vocation to support growth, the great drive to enhance the made in Italy product on international markets and the particular attention to production chains, an increasingly distinctive factor on the market.
The strength of Contri Spumanti and its two factories, one in the province of Verona and the other in the province of Modena, lies in the extensive product portfolio, which ranges from sparkling wines to still wines, and which embraces different vines and territories, from Puglia to Veneto, from Emilia Romagna to Sicily, from Sardinia to Abruzzo, for a turnover that has exceeded the threshold of 100 million euros in turnover, the result of double-digit growth in the last ten years, especially thanks to foreign markets, in particular the EU countries, Russia and Asia, where the company invoices more than two thirds of its total turnover.
“We are very happy to be able to support Paolo in an important development project in a market in which we were strongly motivated to invest and which represents one of the main pillars of Made in Italy”, Matteo Chieregato comments to Hyle. “This new investment – adds Paolo Bordi, president of Hyle – demonstrates how Hyle is the ideal interlocutor for the development projects of the Italian medium-sized company. We are convinced that, in the current market context, it is essential to offer companies integrated skills to support growth and in this sense the union between the team, led by Matteo Chieregato and Francesco Zito, and the network in the agri-food sector. that Hyle can count on are key success factors ”. For Paolo Contri, at Contri Spumanti, “The choice of Hyle as a travel companion was born from the sharing of common values that must guide the development of the company in a rapidly expanding and constantly changing market”.