Our Activities

F&P4BIZ operates in three macro areas – Buy-Side (core business), In-Side, Sell-Side – through four key activities.
Target companies for F&P4BIZ are industrial and service firms with a turnover of up to 100 million Euros.
The objective of F&P4BIZ’s activities is to facilitate encounters between investors and entrepreneurs, to generate attractive returns together with controlled risks during the critical growth and development phases, in a challenging business environment.
Reliability, innovation, experience and supervision of all relevant business practices are the tenets that inspire F&P4BIZ.

BUSINESS MODEL: THE WAY WE WORK

  • F&P4BIZ favours long-term partnerships with target companies. These partnerships are based on a fully-integrated and complementary approach, using products and services that cover every business need, such industrial and strategic consulting, M&A and private equity.

  • Another distinctive feature of F&P4BIZ’s actions and strategy is the sharing of risk with entrepreneurs and investors, thanks to a remuneration structure linked to performance, especially when it comes to M&A activities and investment of capital in private equity operations.

  • F&P4BIZ is characterised by independence and operational flexibility, all-round capability, and the combination of knowledge and experience, as well as by the availability and access to both risk and debt capital.

Buy-Side

“EMPATHY, RELIABILITY, BUSINESS JUDGMENT, CLOSING INSTINCT, RIGOUR”

PRIVATE EQUITY

Investments in risk capital of unlisted companies.
Club deals and co-investment with primary private equity funds.
Acquisition of both majority and minority participations.

Investment of equity capital together with that from co-investors.

Investment policy: underwriting of capital increases and purchase of units and/or shares of target companies.
Investment focus: expansion capital for growth, replacement capital for refinancing and buy-outs.

Rigorous operational, financial and liquidity risk assessments for investment.

In-Side

“ADVISE, TEACH, AND APPLY THE MOST APPROPRIATE METHODS ACCORDING TO THE COMPLEXITY AND STRUCTURE OF EACH COMPANY, WORKING IN HANDS-ON MODE WITH BUSINESS”

BUSINESS STRATEGY

Building a long-term strategy and vision, which brings together all the key aspects:

  • Analysis of business, competitors, commodity chains and markets
  • Modelling of different scenarios, risks and benefit analysis, benchmarking against other organisations
  • A coherent action plan

Support when it comes to putting plans in place

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

The method:

  • Rapid and structured check-up through the use of specific check lists (“diagnosis”)
  • Definition of:
    • Areas of potential improvement
    • Achievable targets
    • Realistic timescales
    • Action and resources needed to implement what is needed (“action plan”)
  • Help in implementing the defined action plan, also using outside expertise (“implementation”)

The key areas in which we operate: organisational structure, planning and control, sales –commercial structure, supply chain – acquisitions, operations, research and development, staffing.

Support to the entrepreneurs and top management through varied coaching and mentoring activities.

Sell-Side

MERGER AND ACQUISITIONS AND CORPORATE FINANCE

Extra-ordinary capital operations to do with:

  • Generational transition
  • Partial or total sale of business activities and/or reorganisation of shareholding structure
  • Expansion of shareholder base through new equity investors, either industrial or financial

Non-strategic sale of business.
Acquisition both in Italy and abroad of companies or branches of companies to be added to current business activity.

Medium to long term strategic and financial planning.
Optimisation of financial structure.
Refinancing and establishing new sources of capital.

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