Sale to Gardner Denver, Inc.

Sale to Gardner Denver, Inc.


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Robuschi S.p.A. on this transaction


Robuschi S.p.A. (“Robuschi” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Aksìa Group SGR S.p.A. (“Aksìa”), recently completed its sale to Gardner Denver, Inc. (“Gardner Denver”) (NYSE:GDI) for a purchase price of approximately €152 million ($200 million).

Robuschi, headquartered in Parma, Italy is a leading European producer of blowers, pumps and associated packages. These products are used in a wide variety of end markets including wastewater, mining, and power generation, as well as general industrial applications. With facilities in Noceto, Italy; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China in addition to its main production facility in Parma, Robuschi serves over 3,000 customers and has an installed base in excess of 200,000 units.

Aksìa is a private equity investor headquartered in Milan, Italy that focuses on Italian based businesses. Aksìa targets highly engineered industrial manufacturers with leading niche market share, blue-chip customers and strong market growth.

Gardner Denver is a leading worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered products, including compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial, medical, environmental, transportation and process applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial market segments and other fluid transfer equipment, such as loading arms and dry break couplers serving the chemical, petroleum and food industries.

Gardner Denver is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Nicholas Sealy +44 (0) 20 7667 8370
Joe Packee +1 414 298 7644
Gary Page +44 (0) 20 7667 8242
Sale to Gardner Denver, Inc.
December 2011
Robuschi S.p.A.
Target Location
Acquiror Location
North America