- Investment DateMay 2020
- Lead InvestorNB Renaissance
- SectorTechnology/ IT
- Percent of Fair Value2%
Long-Term Secular GrowthLow Cyclicality
- Visit WebsiteEngineering
- Leading technology company in Italy
- Attractive IT services market with secular growth from digital transformation
- Ability to continue to participate in growth
- Proven management team and sponsor
In 2016, the founder of the company Michele Cinaglia, NB Renaissance Partners and others, launched a tender offer on the entire share capital of Engineering, successfully de-listing the company. Engineering is headquartered in Rome, Italy, and is one of the main players in the field of digital transformation of public and private organisations, offering a range of innovative platforms for the main market segments. The company’s innovative solutions focus on business areas where digitalisations is having the biggest impact, including digital finance, smart government and e-health, augmented city, smart energy utilities and others.
During the next four years of ownership, revenue and EBITDA both grew by an 11% CAGR. Engineering also increased full-time employees by approximately 3,000 and completed 19 acquisitions in Italy and abroad.
In 2020, NB Renaissance and Bain Capital agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Engineering to support the next phase of the company’s growth. The Manager found this an attractive opportunity to continue to participate in the company’s growth.
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