Ambienta SGR has sold Safim to DexKo

Ambienta SGR S.p.A., Europe’s largest sustainability-focused private equity investor, has completed the sale of its portfolio company Safim S.p.A. to DexKo Global Inc., a global leader in highly engineered trailer running gear, chassis assemblies and related components.

Nino Tronchetti Provera, Managing Partner and Founder at Ambienta, said, “Safim represents a quintessential Ambienta deal, a great company with a leading position in a market driven by environmental trends, a primary deal where the heritage of the founding family and the strength of the new management team came together to achieve impressive results.”

Pietro Santoro, CEO at Safim, commented, “I believe DexKo will bring many positive opportunities to Safim and its employees, and I am looking forward to further developing the business together with the new owner.”

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive M&A adviser to Ambienta and other shareholders in this transaction, supporting the sellers in all aspects of the deal.

About Safim

Safim is a leading manufacturer of products and solutions that enable the safe and efficient functioning of hydraulic systems on-board agricultural, construction and material handling vehicles. Safim develops highly advanced mission-critical products combining robust engineering know-how with the highest degree of customization. The company is headquartered in Modena (Italy), one of the world’s leading mechanical engineering districts. Safim has also subsidiaries in Germany, France, the United States and India.

About Ambienta

Ambienta is a leading European private equity fund operating out of Milan, Italy, Düsseldorf, Germany, and London, UK. Ambienta is focused on industrial growth and invests in companies driven by environmental trends. Founded in 2007, Ambienta has over Euro 1 billion under management, the world’s largest capital pool for this kind of strategy.

About DexKo

DexKo is a world leading supplier of advanced chassis technology, chassis assemblies and related components with more than 130 years of experience in trailer and caravan components.

Ambienta SGR has sold Safim to DexKo
  • 2019
    Close Year
  • Industrials
  • PE Backed
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Cross-border
    Transaction Type
  • USA | Italy
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Nino Tronchetti Provera
Managing Partner and Founder, Ambienta

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