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Clairfield advises Sotralu Group and its majority owner Bridgepoint on the acquisition of the Italian company FR Accessories

Sotralu Group, a European specialist in accessories and closures for aluminium joineries backed by Bridgepoint, acquired the Italian company FR Accessories.

Headquarted in Muret near Toulouse, Sotralu Group is a leading industrial conglomerate in the design and production of accessories for aluminium doors and windows. The Group has a portfolio of three main brands (Sotralu, GNS, and Erreti) and three manufacturing sites in France, Portugal, and Italy.

With a team of 34 investment professionals in Europe (including 12 in Paris), Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC), part of Bridgepoint, stands as one of the few mid-sized investors capable of supporting the international development of small and medium-sized enterprises. BDC achieves this through its nine investment offices across Europe and its operational teams based in New York, San Francisco, and Shanghai. BDC typically invests between EUR 40 million and EUR 150 million per company through its latest fund, BDC IV, which was raised in 2020.

Headquartered near Ancona, Italy, FR Accessories is specialized in the manufacture of brackets and accessories for aluminium joineries, specifically doors, windows, and sliding systems. The company employs 35 people and generates over EUR 20 million in revenue, 80% from international markets, with nearly 40% in the Middle East and North Africa. Recently FR Accessories invested in a state-of-the-art aluminium foundry workshop, equipped with highly energy-efficient furnaces, aligning with Sotralu Group’s ambitious CSR policy.
This acquisition represents Sotralu Group’s third external growth operation in Europe, following the acquisitions of Erreti in 2015 and GNS in 2018. Through this acquisition, Sotralu Group enhances its expertise to effectively expand its product lines across Europe and into export markets such as the Middle East and North Africa.

Clairfield International acted as exclusive financial advisor to Sotralu Group.

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Drapeau France Drapeau Italy

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