IMAP's Italian partner, Vitale & Co., assisted the shareholders of Lumson in the sale of a minority stake to Fondo Strategico Italiano
Lumson is the Italian leader in primary packaging for the cosmetics industry, with forecasted revenues of approx. Eur 100 million in 2018. With approx. 550 employees, the company has two production sites in Italy and commercial subsidiaries in the US, France, Spain and Germany.
At closing, Lumson will be 65% owned by the Moretti family and 35% held by FSI.
The investment includes a capital increase and a convertible bond. Post transaction, Lumson will have no financial indebtedness and a sound capital structure to pursue its growth plan.
The seven persons Board of Directors will include Remo Moretti, as Honorary Chairman, Matteo Moretti, as Chairman, Paolo Valsecchi, as CEO, Giovanni Broggiato, as Vice Chairman and CFO, Marco Tugnolo, Investment Director at FSI, Carlo Bozotti, Industrial Partner at FSI and former CEO at STMicroelectronics.
Over the last ten years, the global cosmetics industry has been constantly growing at an average growth rate of approx. 5%.
In 2017, the Italian cosmetics industry recorded revenues for approx. €11 billion. The sector represents an Italian excellence, with over 1200 companies and 200 thousand employees. The Lombardy cosmetics hub, where Lumson is headquartered, includes several hundreds of export oriented small and medium size packaging and filling manufacturers.
Matteo Moretti, Chairman at Lumson, said
“I am very pleased about the FSI partnership, a prestigious and patient Italian investor with an international network. The investment will provide Lumson with new resources to finance its growth, led by R&D and innovation. The Moretti family is very proud of this agreement, which further enhances our family’s long term commitment to Lumson. The sector has recorded the highest revenue growth among the Italian industrial sectors between 2008 and 2016 and converts in exports 42% of its output”
Maurizio Tamagnini, CEO of FSI, commented
“The partnership with the Moretti family is a perfect example of FSI’s mission, consisting in investments in family businesses with a solid track record, a prudent leverage and a long-term vision. With the investment in Lumson, FSI contributes to the development and consolidation of the Italian cosmetics industry, which represents a global excellence with consistent growth”.
Over 90 delegates from IMAP member firms representing 32 countries congregated in Miami on October 25th - 27th for IMAP’s 2018 Fall conference. The conference was hosted by Falls River Group, IMAP’s partner firm in Florida, and was set around the theme of ‘Disruptive Innovation’.