Taste of Italy 2

Portfolio

  • International Food


    Sector: Plant-based beverages
    Vintage: 2022
    Status: In Portfolio
    Country: Italy
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    Description

    Founded in 2016 by the Gallo family active in plant-based food since 1977, International Food is a developer and producer of plant-based beverages headquartered in Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN). The company develops over 70% of its turnover abroad, where it recorded significant growth thanks to strong product development skills, a predominantly Italian supply chain, and a constantly evolving offer in line with the dynamism of the market. Historically the Company has focused on co-packing for retailers and distributors but also owns 5 brands developed to tackle the growing demand for innovative plant-based beverages.

  • Pizzerias Carlos


    Sector: Fast casual restaurant chain
    Vintage: 2022
    Status: In Portfolio
    Country: Spagna
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    Description

    Home delivery and store retail of American style pizzas together with appetizers, pastas and salads. The company operates a central kitchen for base production in Madrid to serve its owned and franchised restaurants. Operations include the central kitchen, the central purchasing function, the store network and the last mile logistics (each store has a number of motorbikes for delivery, to control customer experience). Locations are focused on Madrid, in high density, mid class population residential areas, it also has stores in different provinces of Spain; once a P. Carlos opens, the store is a marketing asset, with table service, with the goal of becoming the delivery brand of choice of the neighbourhood.

  • Gruppo Ekaf


    Sector: Coffee Roaster
    Vintage: 2021
    Status: In Portfolio
    Country: Italy
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    Description

    Ekaf Group produces and distributes roasted coffee, coffee capsules and pods, with revenues of €40 m last year. The company is well balanced in its product range, sale channels and geographic areas. Products are marketed both under the proprietary brands Cellini and Arcaffè (42%) and private labels. Foreign markets represent approximately 50% of total revenues, mainly in France and Germany where Ekaf has long-lasting relationships with local distributors and market-leading retailers, while the other 50% of revenues are earned domestically by supplying approximately 1,500 coffee shops and leading domestic retailers. Company facilities include the production site (11,000 sq m with 11 production lines) in Genova, as well as two warehouses in Milan and Livorno used for local distribution.

  • Gastronomica Roscio S.r.l.


    Sector: Production of Ready-to-Eat Meals
    Vintage: 2020
    Status: In Portfolio
    Country: Italy
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    Description

    Founded in 1961 in Vidifulgo (Pavia, Lombardy), Roscio is a market-leading player in the production and distribution of ready-to-eat meals. Its product portfolio includes fresh ready-to-eat meals and frozen ready-to-eat meals. The company’s clients include Italian and international retailers, as well as market-leading foodservice operators. Roscio has also worked for many years as a co-packer for renowned international brands, developing and producing ready-to-eat meals. Thanks to these long-established relationships, the company has developed strong R&D skills, enabling cross-selling towards modern trade and foodservice clients. Roscio has approximately 100 employees at its production site of 25,000 sq m, of which 15,000 sq m are indoors.

  • Alnut


    Sector: Baby-Food Production
    Vintage: 2020
    Status: In Portfolio
    Country: Spain
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    Description

    Based in Valencia, Spain, Alimentación y Nutrición Familiar S.L. (Alnut) produces and sells baby food (e.g. mashed vegetables, fruits, rice, meat, fish and desserts), as well as other products such as, smoothies and dietary supplements. The company is in line with the principal “mega-trends” of the market and approximately 50% of its SKUs are BIO certified. In 2019 the company made €25.7m in revenues, mainly in Spain (70%) and through private label (90%), serving leading retailers, both Spanish (mainly Mercadona) and international (such as Carrefour and E. Leclerc). Moreover, Alnut produces under its own brand, “Sun&Vegs”, focused on the European market, and “Byba”, focused on the APAC region. The company currently employs approximately 100 FTEs at its production site of 4,000 sqm of which 12,000 sqm are indoors.