EQUITA assisted Famar

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Holding Industriale (Hind), a company investing in small and medium-sized companies representative of “Made in Italy”, acquired – through its subsidiary Holding Moda – the majority of Famar Srl, a company based in Ferrara that designs and produces women’s and men’s clothing collections for the most prestigious international fashion brands, with a 100% Made in Italy supply chain approach.

With this operation, Hind consolidates its presence in the clothing sector, acquiring a company in line with the strategic project of enhancing Italy’s symbolic excellence, with which it shares the vocation for innovation, sustainability and attention to young talent, also attested by the SA8000 Ethical Certification for Corporate Social Responsibility received in 2016.

With Famar, Holding Moda now has eight investee companies including Uno Maglia (jersey work), Alex & Co. (leather garments), RBS (outerwear), Albachiara (women’s light clothing), GAB (leather goods), Project Officina Creativa (denim) and Valmor (footwear), with a pro-forma consolidated turnover at the end of 2021 of over 130 million euro and a specialized workforce of over 500 employees.

Claudio Rovere, Founder and President of Hind commented: “We are happy and proud to welcome Famar, a company recognized for its craftsmanship and savoir-faire, but at the same time for its ability to innovate with Industry 4.0 projects, investing in sustainability and the growth of young people with training projects: principles and values that have always been shared also in Holding Moda”.

Giulio Guasco, Managing Director of Holding Moda, added: “For us, each company that joins the Holding Moda group is a piece of a very valuable mosaic. A unique piece that fits perfectly into the group’s long-term industrial plan, a synergetic complement to the companies that are already part of it.”

Simonetta Monica Talmelli, Partner of Famar, adds: “We are thrilled to share the future development of Famar with Holding Moda, in which we have identified a partner capable of making the most of our company and our professionals, both in terms of industrial philosophy and in terms of skills, synergies and network with the other companies of the Group.

Famar was assisted by Equita K Finance (Clairfield International), part of Equita Group, as financial advisor and by Pedersoli as legal advisor. Hind was assisted by the law firm Gianni & Origoni.

The transaction in a nutshell

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With this operation Hind consolidates its presence in the clothing sector

Famar Srl
May 2022
Holding Industriale (Hind) acquired, through its subsidiary Holding Moda, the majority of Famar Srl
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The company

Founded in 1966 as a company specializing in women’s clothing, since the early 1970s Famar has been able to distinguish itself by developing the ability to produce various types of products for some of the best international ‘maisons’ in the luxury market, from light and technical sportswear to high-end swimwear and underwear, and even the most sophisticated and complex evening gowns. To date, Famar boasts a workforce of 85 highly specialized employees and a factory with a total floor space of 6,000 square metres, with a 2021 turnover of approximately 7 million euro. Famar’s entrepreneurs, Simonetta Monica Talmelli and Marco Benini, will be supported in the company’s strategy and management by Giulio Guasco, Managing Director of Holding Moda.

Faithful to the craftsmanship of its origins and its attention to detail, Famar simultaneously stands out as a reality at the forefront of industrial automation processes and computerized management of product flow. In particular, the Moover project, implemented since 2018, is one of the very few examples of the application of Industry 4.0 in the field of clothing, which makes it possible to analyze, measure and assess the potential of a product starting from the analysis of the semi-finished product. Thanks to the complete automation of the cutting department and cutting-edge technology, the company can manage and execute all the processing stages, from design to production, through to final packaging and shipment to points of sale.

Founded in Turin in 2011, Holding Industriale (Hind) is a holding company that invests in sectors of excellence of Made in Italy, with the aim of fostering processes of growth, internationalization and generational change. Hind’s investments are currently organized in 5 thematic subholdings operating in sectors that are an expression of Italian excellence and uniqueness: Holding Moda (fashion), La Fabbrica (communication), Holding Food & Beverage (food & beverage), Holding Parts (automotive spare parts) and Holding Motion (robotics).

Established in October 2018, Holding Moda is a project promoted by Hind SpA, a holding company dedicated to investing in the capital of Italian SMEs with the aim of fostering processes of growth, internationalization and generational turnover. With a pro-forma consolidated turnover at the end of 2021 of over 130 million euro and a specialized workforce of around 500 employees, Holding Moda aims to create a production hub of excellence in Made in Italy manufacturing, in the fashion sector (clothing and accessories), dedicated to international luxury brands.