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Ethica Group assisted Portobello Capital in structuring the acquisition of Farmol S.p.A.

Ethica Group advised the Spanish Private Equity Portobello Capital in the acquisition of a majority stake in Farmol S.p.A., Contract Manufacturer leader in Europe in the cosmetics and household products businesses, already controlled by Green Arrow Capital. Ethica’s team acted as buy-side coordinator of the transaction and advised the structuring of the financing underwritten by a pool of banks consisting of Crédit Agricole Italia – in the role of Lead Arranger -, Banco BPM and Intesa Sanpaolo.

Founded in 1946, Farmol has established itself as the leading Italian player in the market for the contract supply of aerosols and cosmetic liquids, detergents and medical-surgical devices. To date, the company has consolidated its position as a reference partner for multinational blue chip clients who choose Farmol for its tailor-made approach and ability to identify innovative formulations.

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