Klecha & Co. advised the shareholders of E-Fil S.r.l. on the sale of a majority stake to Gruppo Buffetti S.p.A., which will acquire a 70%.
Buffetti has acquired a 70% stake in E-Fil from its founding shareholders, Carlo Amicucci, Francesco Laratta, Andrea Pastore and Juri Contu, who will continue to be involved in the management of the company. Carlo Amicucci will remain President. The founding shareholders will collectively retain a 30% stake in E-Fil and a call / put option has been provided to Buffetti.
Based in Rome, E-Fil is a qualified technological partner of PagoPA since 2015; in the same year it launched its Plug&Pay platform, which provides an access channel to the PagoPA payment node to over 1,200 local entities, corporates and nonprofit organizations.
"Over the years, E-Fil has built a solid reputation and an excellent track record, positioning itself as a leading provider of solutions and services for the management of the collection process of local entities" said Carlo Amicucci, President of E-Fil. “We are thrilled to join Buffetti which we believe to be the ideal partner to lead E-Fil on a new path of growth”.
Founded in 1852, Buffetti is one of the largest Italian companies specialised in products and solutions for professionals, companies, entrepreneurs and students.
"We are very happy to welcome E-Fil to Buffetti Group", said Rinaldo Ocleppo, President of the Buffetti Group. “Thanks to E-Fil, Buffetti Group will expand its offer dedicated to local entities and we also believe that interesting synergies can emerge between the two companies”.
E-Fil was assisted by Klecha & Co. which, as Financial Advisor, supported the E-Fil shareholders in the structuring of the transaction, in the due diligence process and in the negotiation. The Legal Advisor of EFil's shareholders was RP Legal & Tax.
Buffetti was assisted by RSM Studio Palea Lauri Gerla for the Financial and Tax due diligence and by IPG Lex for the Legal due diligence.