Florence summons the elite of global finance by showcasing some thirty businesses, among which ten Tuscan groups with plans for expansion abroad. The historic Marchesi Antinori vineyard, producer of 20 million bottles per year with a turnover in excess of 160 million Euros; the Bassilichi group, 250 million in proceeds and 1,100 employees focused on business process outsourcing; the Arezzo-based Miniconf, which produces children’s clothing under the Sarabanda, Dopodipetto and iDO brands for a turnover of 66 million in 2013. These are some of the Tuscan entrepreneurial realities with strong expansion and with projects for international development that will present themselves in plenary and one-to-one sessions with 43 of the world’s most important institutional investors to discuss their business plans and financial operations.

These are not businesses trying to sell themselves to the best offer, or looking for partners interested in entering into the capital, but who already have industrial plans that look beyond the border, and who are looking for the best financial solutions to carry them out. Miniconf, for example, is looking to Korea and to Arab countries, after having already opened in Russia and China. Bassilichi is already present in the countries of former Yugoslavia and attentively studying Eastern Europe, Turkey, and the African continent. “These are approximately thirty medium-sized Italian businesses that are not in search of equity, but instead wish to find other paths to finance themselves – explains one of the organizers of the event that will take place on May 12th at Villa Vittoria in Florence – for example, by using debt operations.” The businesses selected for the meeting (organized by Kon – advisory company, La Merchant, and by BDO – an international counseling and accounting group) have a mean turnover of 150 million, a 15% ebitda margin, and a mean net financial position of 30 million. Of the companies, 40% belong to the industrial sector, 30% to food & beverage, 10% to fashion & luxury, 15% are active in the services sector and 5% in pharmaceuticals.

On the other side of the table, that is to say, evaluating the investment strategies and opportunities, will be institutional and foreign investors, most of whom without a branch in our country. Among them will be Blackrock, an American giant in the field savings management that is also present as a shareholder in many large Italian companies and sovereign funds. The investors will come from London, the USA, Germany, the United Arab Emirates and Japan.

The choice of organizing the investor day in Florence is based on the particular Tuscan entrepreneurial tissue with many medium size firms export oriented and focalized on typical “made-in-Italy” products. 

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