RMK Investments B.V. will enter the capital of Cantieri Capelli with a majority stake to support business development and consolidate the Company
Founded in 1974, Cantieri Capelli has specialized in the semi-rigid sector. A family-owned company with deep ties to the territory and craftsmanship, it has been able to establish itself rapidly at the international level, thanks to constant investment in the development of new models in line with the diverse demands of the world market. The parallel growth and development of the production infrastructure has also allowed the company to internalize the main stages of the production process. Cantieri Capelli currently offers 48 models of boats from 2.20 to 15 meters, and 18 models of fiberglass boats up to 10 meters. Capelli closed 2022 with revenues of more than 28 million euros, of which exports already account for more than 75 percent of business volume.
The partnership between RMK and Capelli aims to support the company’s organic growth and development from both a production and industrial perspective. In particular, by leveraging the complementary industrial expertise of the new corporate structure, Capelli will embark on a development path that also includes the design of new models of pleasure boats as well as the consolidation of the company’s positioning in international markets.
Completion of the operation will be finalized in the coming months as soon as the conditions stipulated in the agreements reached are met.
Umberto Capelli, CEO of the Company said “Capelli is an example of Italian excellence recognized internationally thanks to the design and quality of the products distributed under its own brand. This is what, also thanks to a winning and close-knit team, we intend to further expand and strengthen in the coming months to support the expected growth in business volume. We are excited to begin this important new chapter in Capelli’s history with RMK, whose approach we have greatly appreciated. In addition to recognizing the results and growth prospects of our business, RMK was able to understand the uniqueness of our people, values and culture that distinguish our Company and will be preserved over time. We are convinced that thanks to RMK’s support, continuing to work with utmost attention to detail always in collaboration with our network of distributors and dealers, the Company will be able to consolidate its competitive positioning and represent Italian excellence in the world.”
RMK Investments B.V. is a private group headed by tycoon Rahmi M. Koç, one of Turkey’s most influential businessmen who is also known for his passion for the sea. Mr. Koç also founded the East Marine Denizcilik ve Turizm A.Ş group, Turkey’s first and leading operating entity in the maritime market supply chain. East Marine is among the main buyers of Capelli boats and is already an authorized distributor of Capelli products in Turkey. East Marine has developed a large portfolio of corporate customers, including shipyards, boat importers, repair and maintenance service providers, along with an individual customer base. Capelli’s partners were assisted by D.G.P.A. & Co as exclusive financial advisor with a team led by partner Stefano Balbinot.
(International Markets, Capelli Family and RMK Investments partnership – Barchemagazine.com – September 2023)