PROGRESSIO, ITALIAN EXCELLENCE IN THE MID-MARKET
Progressio SGR S.p.A. is an independent private equity firm focused on investing in Italian mid-market companies. The Firm, founded in 2005 is wholly owned by the management team.
Progressio focuses on investing in best-in class Italian companies with leading positions in their respective sector, through the institutional private equity funds Progressio Investimenti, Progressio Investimenti II (under management) and Progressio Investimenti III (under management) and a portfolio of balance sheet investments on behalf of Mittel Private Equity.
Our investment strategy
We seek to invest in best-in-class mid-market companies in Italy with revenues between €30 million and €150 million, taking majority or influential minority positions.
Our investment strategy comprises four key elements:
- We are focused on sectors that are pillars of Italian excellence, notably mechanical engineering, fashion & luxury, pharma & chemicals and food & beverage
- We uncover hidden champions leveraging on our wide proprietary deal pipeline
- We believe that quality of management is a critical factor in determining the success of an investment and therefore we partner with ‘best-in-class’ managers benefitting from their extensive sector specific experience
- Our approach to value creation is focused on operational leverage (both organic growth and M&A) aimed at generating big winners
Our goal is to support the growth plan of the companies in which we invest benefitting from professional management structures, clear strategy and simplified ownership structures with the aim of making them attractive both for strategic and financial buyers.