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Pavia e Ansaldo, Spada Partners and Lexia in Berardi’s entry into 3Fast


Milan, 17 October 2023 – The law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, with a team coordinated by partner Alberto Bianco and formed by Martina Bosi and Flavio Patriarca, assisted Berardi Bullonerie S.r.l., a portfolio company of the HIG Capital fund, in the acquisition of 3Fast S.r.l., a leading distributor of fastening systems for the industrial sector.

Based in Bergamo (IT), 3Fast specialises in the supply of riveting systems, inserts, sealing caps, with a portfolio of over 3,500 SKUs serving over 1,000 industrial customers based in northern Italy.

The transaction represents Berardi’s third acquisition completed since the HIG fund’s entry into its capital with a controlling stake, and reflects Berardi’s strategy of expanding, also through selective acquisitions, the range of products and services offered to its customers.

The buyer was also assisted by Spada Partners, which handled the tax due diligence with a team led by partner Guido Sazbon, assisted by Francesco Podagrosi and Gaetano Piazzolla, and the financial due diligence with a team formed by partner Cristiano Proserpio, assisted by Massimo Fagioli, Giorgio Corti and Maria Falcone, as well as Vitale e Associati as M&A advisor.

The sellers were assisted in all aspects of the transaction by Lexia with a team comprising Managing Partner Francesco Dagnino together with Counsel Fabio Luongo and Associates Stefano Corrà and Andrea Perruzzo.