Stout served as exclusive financial advisor to PROSIT S.p.A. in connection with its acquisition by the Made in Italy fund, the private equity fund run by Quadrivio & Pambianco.
PROSIT is a holding company designed to aggregate premium-end wineries to create a portfolio representative of Italian wine excellence.
Today, Italy holds the leading role in the European wine sector among producer countries, followed by France and Spain. However, the small size of most producers, and the difficulties in which Italian companies operate, often inhibits their ability to equip themselves with an adequate commercial organization or to invest effectively in their own brands.
PROSIT, therefore, aims to immerse itself in the premium wines sector through the acquisition of Italian family-owned wineries already oriented to international markets and strongly motivated to fully develop their potential. The first companies participating in the group are Torrevento and Collalbrigo, with additional companies joining in the coming months.