Moleskine

Italy SC Fund III Oct 2006
Leading, global brand offering nomadic objects dedicated to our mobile identity
Facts
Company Name:Moleskine
Location:Italy
Sector:Personal accessories
Sales:€ 40m (2009)
Homepage:
Date of investment:October 2006
Date of exit:October 2016
Deal Type:LBO, growth
Syntegra Role:Sole investor

business description

  • Moleskine is a fast growing and highly profitable brand that encompasses a family of nomadic objects: notebooks, diaries, journals, bags, writing instruments and reading accessories, dedicated to our mobile identity
  • Moleskine owns the Moleskine brand, under which 10 million notebooks and planners across five continents were sold in 2009
  • Moleskine is developing a full range of new products that it plans to launch in the coming years

transaction strategy

  • Leverage on a leading global brand to fully express the growth potential in existing and new markets
    • Business model with strong cash flows and high profitability
    • Balanced product portfolio coupled with a full range of new products to be launched
    • Enormous potential in the promotional channel