January 16, 2017 6:09 AM ET

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Company Overview of Esselunga S.p.A.

Company Overview

Esselunga S.p.A. operates a chain of supermarkets and superstores in Italy. The company retails meat and vegetables, as well as organic products. It also produces ice creams, bakery and pastry products, ready-to-eat meals, sauces, and juices. The company was formerly known as Manifattura Caprotti S.p.A. The company was founded in 1957 and is based in Pioltello, Italy. The company has stores in Lombardy, Piemont, Tuscany, Veneto, Emilia, and Liguria regions in Italy. Esselunga S.p.A. operates as a subsidiary of Supermarkets Italiani Spa.

Via Giambologna 1

Pioltello, MI 20096


Founded in 1957


39 029 923671


39 029 267202

Key Executives for Esselunga S.p.A.

Owner and President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Esselunga S.p.A. Key Developments

Investors Reportedly Seeks To Acquire Esselunga

Carrefour SA (ENXTPA:CA) and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had renewed their interest for Esselunga S.p.A. after having failed in 2004 to convince the retail chain owner Bernardo Caprotti to sell his company, Italian daily La Repubblica had last week reported.

BC Partners Seeks To Acquire Majority Stake In Esselunga S.p.A.

BC Partners Seeks To Acquire Majority Stake In Esselunga S.p.A. Three other private equity fund are are in talks to buy a majority stake in Esselunga. BC Partners reportedly recently joined the race to submit offers and outbid previous expressions of interest from two other heavyweight funds, The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) and CVC Capital Partners Limited.

Esselunga Reportedly Considers Possible Sale And Picked Citigroup As Advisor

Esselunga S.p.A. is considering a possible sale and has picked Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE:C) as advisor to assess expressions of interest by private equity funds, two sources close to the matter said. One of the sources said CVC Capital Partners Limited and The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) had expressed interest in the group. Citi and Esselunga declined to comment.

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