Our selection of some of the best news of the last week from the Italian SME market. Here we will look at 4 companies: Birra Collesi, First Capital, Eukedos, DigiTouch.

 

SMEs: Companies Filing For Bankruptcies Decreased In Italy

 

In 2015 Italy saw for the first time in five years running, a decline in companies filing for bankruptcy. Last year companies that filed for bankruptcy decreased by 7.6 per cent (14,416 companies in 2015 compared to 15,605 in 2014). As pointed out by CRIBIS D&B, a division of CRIF Group, this is a positive signal that the Italian economy launches.

 

Giuseppe Collesi

Giuseppe Collesi

Food: Italian Producers Ask The Parliament To Define Craft Beer

 

Italian craft beer producers from Central Italy filed a formal request in the lower house of the Italian Parliament for creating an “identity card” that would define Italian craft beer.  The document was signed by Giuseppe Collesi, president of Brewery Seals Collesi and spokesman of a delegation of beer producers from the Marche region. The core of the proposal is the necessity to define what exactly is a “craft beer”. Giuseppe Collesi said in a statement: “We were inspired by the American market, which has rightly introduced the term craft beer.”

 

First Capital Stake Into Eukedos Grows To 18 Per Cent

 

First Capital, an Italian private investment fund specialised in private investments in public equity has struck an agreement with Arkigest. The agreement was signed last December and involved the purchasing of 1,500,000 shares,€1.5 m, in Eukedos (6.6 per cent of the share capital). Based on the transaction First Capital’s stake into Eukedos increased to 18 per cent. Eukedos is an Italian holding company, based in Florence, that operates in the managed-care, healthcare sector. Eukedos is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.

 

Web Marketing : 7 New Customers For DigiTouch

 

DigiTouch, an Italian independent company operating in the digital marketing sector, has shown strong growth in the last quarter of 2015. According to a company’s note the company added seven new customers to its books, bringing the total number of active clients to 316. Among others, the new brands in the portfolio include Reale Mutua Assicurazioni (Insurance), Verdissima and Brekka (fashion), Minerva Labs and Hoya Lens (healthcare) and Ceva Italy (pet industry). DigiTouch is listed on the AIM Market Italy from March 2015.

 

Energy efficient solutions for households provided by Innovatec

Energy efficient solutions for households provided by Innovatec

Innovatec Takes Over Green Power Group

 

Innovatec acquired 51 per cent stake in Green Power Group (GGP), in order to strengthen its position in renewable energy in the Italian market . In particular, Innovatec bought by Christian and David Barzazi 1,521,470 GGP’s ordinary shares (51 per cent of the share capital of GGP) at a price per share of EUR 5,028, for a total of 7,650,000 Euros. Innovatec and Green Power Group’s share are both traded on AIM Italy.

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Massimo works as a financial journalist for the monthly newsmagazine ADVISOR, AdvisorOnline.it (asset management) and Panorama.it
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