DeA Capital Alternative Funds invests in hydrogen
Sustainable Development, a private equity fund specializing in investments in Italian SMEs with the promotion of SG issues, managed by DeA Capital Alternative Funds Sgr, has signed binding agreements for a minority stake in Omb Saleri, through an operation mainly a capital increase aimed at supporting the significant growth expected of the company. Omb Saleri, property of the Saleri family, was born over 40 years ago as a manufacturer of safety valves for domestic gas use. Over the years, it has specialized in the production of high pressure valves, asserting itself as a leading operator in the LPG sector and natural gas in the automotive sector.
With around 45 million euros of turnover in 2020 mainly abroad, Omb Saleri is the reference partner of the main global OEM manufacturers in the Transport sector (Heavy Duty, Bus, Train, Aerospace & Defense, Shipping) and Tier 1 systems engineers have also shown a strong sensitivity to ESG issues, with the promotion of progressive decarbonization solutions in the sector and with the adoption of good governance and social practices such as, for example, management in shareholding and company nursery school for the children of employees.
Sustainable Development will support Omb Saleri in its growth and its ESG trajectory, through a capital increase to finance an ambitious investment plan in R&D and production capacity intended mainly for the hydrogen division. Paride Saleri, who will retain the post of chairman and, commented: “In DeA Capital Développement Durable, we have found the ideal partner to support us in a process of company growth in a rapidly changing market, also in order to better seize the opportunities industries and a possible future stock market trajectory “.