October 2016

has acquired


through a financial package of € 107.5m term loan facility € 10.0m revolving credit facility

9_FILA S.p.A.

Buyside Advisor
October 2016
Client Profile
FILA S.p.A. (approx. 66% owned by Candela family, approx. 8% owned by Palladio Finanziaria and approx. 26% owned by the Market) is an international leader in design, production and marketing of creativity tools and products for children and an icon of Italian creativity globally through its colouring, drawing, modelling, writing and painting tools, thanks to brands such as Giotto, Tratto, Das, Didò, Pongo, Lyra, Doms, Maimeri and Daler.

FILA S.p.A. is listed on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange since November 2015 and has a market cap of approximately Euro 575m as of October 2016.

Our Role
We acted as sole financial advisor to FILA S.p.A. in the context of the acquisition of Canson Group from the French group Hamelin
Transaction Snapshot
On October 5, 2016, FILA S.p.A.—a listed Italian company leader in design, production and marketing of creativity tools and products for children—acquired 100% of the French group Canson—worldwide leader in the production and distribution of high added value paper for the fine arts, design, leisure and schools. FILA has secured a financing package to fund the transaction, composed of a medium/long-term loan issued by a banking syndicate comprising Unicredit as Global coordinator, Intesa Sanpaolo– Banca IMI, Mediobanca Banca di Credito Finanziario and BNP Paribas Group.


Office: Italy