Lince

Italy SC Fund II Sep 2003
Leading Italian company in value added business information and credit collection
Facts
Company Name:Lince
Location:Italy
Sector:Value added business information
Date of investment:September 2003
Date of exit:July 2006
Deal Type:MBO, growth
Syntegra Role:Sole investor

business description

  • Leading Italian company in value added business information and credit collection
  • With the 28% stake of the Italian market of value added information, 400 professionals, over 10.000 customers, the Group (Lince and Finservice) produces reports and analysis on the reliability and financial stability of corporate and private customers in commercial transactions. Founded in 1920 in Milan, where it is headquartered, Group Lince operates nationwide with branches in Milan, Bologna, Florence, Padova, Pescara, Rome and Turin

transaction strategy

  • Bring the company to absolute leadership in the Italian market:
    • Peculiar business model with strong cash flows and high profitability
    • Young and motivated management team
    • Strategy to further strengthen market positioning and increase size