Seves (www.seves.com), whose shareholders include Vestar Capital Partners, Ergon Capital Partners and Athena Consulting, is a global leader in the manufacture of glass and composite insulators for power transmission lines as well as of glass blocks for architectural and interior design applications. Headquartered in Florence (Italy), Seves employs 1,850 people, operates 11 production facilities, and has a worldwide distribution network. In 2006, Seves recorded consolidated sales of €291 million.
The Riverside Company (www.riversidecompany.com) is the largest private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market. Riverside specializes in investing in premier companies with enterprise values of less than $100 million, and partners with strong management teams to build companies. Since 1988, the firm has invested in 162 transactions with a total enterprise value of $3.4 billion. Its current portfolio in the U.S. and Europe numbers 61, with combined annual sales of $3.0 billion and more than 11,000 employees.
Eidos Partners (www.eidospartners.com) is an independent investment bank focused on the design, definition and realization of mergers, acquisitions and disposals of companies, on quotations on the stock exchange and on corporate financial restructurings. Eidos Partners’ mission is to provide the highest-quality financial and strategic advice to Italian companies and to other international companies and entities operating in Italy. Eidos Partners enjoys outstanding access to companies and investors throughout the world as a result of its relationship with the Close Brothers Group.