The news was relaunched yesterday by local and national Italian press quoting a direct involvement of Lvmh and not a sponsored fund. However it is reasonable to think of an investment to be made through an L Catterton managed fund (L Catterton was born last January as a joint venture between L Capital and Catterton, see here a previous post by BeBeez).
The value of the deal has not been disclosed but Cicli Pinarello spa closed FY 2015 on June 30th with 45.8 million euros in revenues, a 7.9 millions ebitda and a 6.5 million euros net financial debt (see qhere an analysis by Leanus, after free registration). The company reached 51.5 million euros in revenues last June 30th 2016.
Talks with Lvmh started after a reorganization of the shareholding capital at the parent company level of Cicli Pinarello, which is now chaired by Fausto Pinarello, first son to founder Nani Pinarello (passed away in 2014), is now owned by Fausto himself, his sister Carla, his mother Ida Gobbo and Gloria, the widow to the third brother Andrea, who died in 2011 when he was 40.
Prior to this riorganization, Cicli Pinarello was also owned by Roberto Della Pietà, Carla Pinarello’s wife, and their son Nicola Della Pietà. If a deal with Lvmh will be signed, Fausto Pinarello will still lead the company as ceo.