Rolli Alimentari in the sights of private equity funds
Deal of 220 million euros, according to rumors relaunched by the financial newspaper Sole 24 Ore
Rolli Alimentari frozen food could go under a private equity fund. Il Sole 24 Ore reports this rumors, according to which the Rolli family, which founded and still controls Industrie Rolli Alimentari spa, have received some informal expressions of interest from some private equity funds. Rolli Alimentari, which markets products under the Paren brand, the Delizie di Parma and the Pizzeria di Capri, could be worth over 220 million euros, based on a multiple of about 10 times the EBITDA. The group, which has as its core business vegetable frozen foods, frozen pizzas and also bakery products, boasts a turnover of around 180 million euros and over 22 million ebitda. In the past, the dossier had already been examined by some financial groups: as early as 2011 when the Clessidra private equity company aimed to establish a pole in the frozen food sector, to then continue with other negotiations initiated by other funds. But the Rolli family has never wanted to sell until today.
Rolli Alimentari was founded in Parma by Gian Paolo Rolli. It has two factories: one in Roseto degli Abruzzi (Teramo) and the other in Noceto (Parma).
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