• Turin, 30 May 2024 – Umbria Verde Mattioli S.r.l. (UVM), an Umbrian company specialising in the production, processing and marketing of thin and super thin luxury knitwear in Italy and abroad, today signed a binding agreement for the sale of its entire capital to Società Manifattura Tessile S.r.l. (SMT), a subsidiary of Pattern S.p.A. (Pattern), an Italian company listed on the Euronext Growth Milan market of the Italian Stock Exchange and one of the most important players in the design, engineering, development, prototyping and production of clothing lines for the world’s most prestigious top brands in the men’s and women’s fashion show and first lines segments.
  • The sale price for the UVM shares was set at €20m to be paid in several time steps and upon fulfilment of certain conditions. UVM’s entry into the Pattern Group contributes to further expanding its presence in the luxury knitwear sector, adding, after SMT, Zanni S.r.l. (Zanni) and Nuova Nicol S.r.l. (Nuova Nicol), another set of technical excellence skills in the field of high-end thin and super thin knitwear.
  • Following the transaction, Simone and Leonardo Mattioli, shareholders of Umbria Verde Mattioli, will serve as members of UVM’s Board of Directors and Managing Directors from the date of execution until the approval of UVM’s financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2028.
  • At the same time, Simone and Leonardo Mattioli entered the capital of SMT, subscribing a reserved capital increase that will allow them to hold a total of 10% of SMT post-money, concretely testifying their strong commitment to actively contribute to the development of the Luxury Knitwear Pole promoted by SMT, with production and design sites in Emilia-Romagna and Umbria.
  • The closing date of the transaction is expected to take place no later than June 2024.
  • The Umbria Verde Mattioli knitting mill has been producing high-end knitwear for 65 years and, thanks to its specialisation in fine and super-fine knitwear, combined with its quest for absolute quality, it has become a leader in this sector in Italy over the years. The company closed the 2023 financial year with a Value of Production of about € 17.8 mln, an Ebitda of about € 4.2 mln and cash and cash equivalents of about € 3.3 mln.
  • Pattern, a company founded in 2000 by Franco Martorella and Fulvio Botto, is today a leader in the design, engineering and production of runway garments for the most important international luxury fashion brands. After CEO Luca Sburlati joined the company in 2012, in 2017 it started a structured growth process concluded in 2022 with the creation of the Italian Luxury Design & Production Pole comprising 12 companies (13 locations) in 7 regions of Italy.
  • In the transaction, the shareholders of Umbria Verde Mattioli S.r.l., Leonardo Mattioli and Simone Mattioli, have been assisted by Scouting Capital Advisors as financial advisor, with a team led by Managing Partner Marco Musiani and composed of Associate Director Elena dal Pozzo and Associate Federico Zanello, by Dr. Francesco Giuliani for tax aspects, and for legal advisory, by the team of PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti composed of Partner Pietro Buccarelli, Director Camilla Nordera and Manager Elisabeth Filippone Thaulero, who took care of and followed both the corporate and contractual aspects and those of Diligence.
  • Pattern S.p.A. and Camer S.r.l. were assisted by Studio Legale Gianni & Origoni and Studio Pedersoli Gattai, respectively.
  • SMT was assisted as financial advisor by Intesa Sanpaolo IMI Corporate and Investment Banking; Grimaldi Alliance handled the corporate and contractual aspects and Studio Baldi & Partners of Reggio Emilia the legal, accounting and tax due diligence.
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