Mir Capital invests in Lima Corporate Group
The Russian-Italian private equity fund, originally set up by Gazprombank and Intesa Sanpaolo, has acquired a non-controlling stake in Lima Corporate Group from IMI Investimenti.
Mir Capital will join Ardian (formerly known as AXA Private Equity), the
company’s main shareholder, and IMI Investimenti.
Lima Corporate is a leader in the design, production and distribution of
orthopaedic devices. The company is headquartered in Villanova di San Daniele
(Udine – Italy) and ranks among the top ten in its field globally. It operates in 25 countries and has a diversified customer base with a strong sales network.
Today, Lima’s global business lines include over 9000 product codes sold directly to customers in Italy and through 15 international branches. Lima has three production facilities in Italy and San Marino. With its most important value added production processes being handled in-house, almost all the production is concentrated in its own factories.
Mir Capital was set up as part of a cooperation agreement between
Gazprombank and Intesa Sanpaolo in the summer of 2012.
The fund will be able to invest up to € 300m, and will invest in private mid-sized companies with a significant growth potential operating in Russia and Italy.