Sinfo One opens its capital to FAI I and Tönnies
4 October 2018
Sinfo One has opened its capital to two new minority shareholders, Tönnies and Fondo Agroalimentare Italiano I, to accompany and accelerate the international growth projects already under way. The Pomi family continues to lead the company and the whole team is confirmed and ready to leverage the support of new partners to promote a new phase of sustainable growth. This operation will allow the Pomi family to begin a new phase in the development of Sinfo One through the following initiatives: actively participate in consolidation across the sector and expand the commercial offer to target specific new segments; maintain and strengthen food IT leadership, creating commercial synergies supported by the new shareholders; take advantage of the growing trend of IT investments and upgrades by agri-food companies (to ensure accuracy, control, quality, enhance processes, optimize reporting, accompany innovation…). Paola Pomi, CEO of Sinfo One, declared: “Sinfo One is strengthened by the arrival of our new partners, both specialists in sectors that are key to our future development, and is highly motivated, in an increasingly competitive market, to seize new opportunities in Italy and abroad.” Christian Kreuter, CEO of Tönnies, declared: “As the innovation leader in the meat sector, Tönnies believes that IT solutions are crucial to overcoming the challenges of process optimization and cost rationalization as well as in the development of new markets. We are always looking for the best, and believe that Sinfo One is a strategic technological partner to achieve the growth and innovation objectives necessary to consolidate our European and global position.” Francesco Orazi, Head of FAI I, declared: “Our fund, specialized in the agri-food sector, helps innovative companies to grow and compete on international markets. Sinfo One, is an undisputed leader in its industry, in both technological and organizational issues affecting the entire food and CPG supply chain.” Information on Italian Agri-Food Fund I Sponsored by Unigrains, the Fund invests in minority-interest expansion capital transactions or in buyout operations as a specialist in the sector, also in Italian PMI agro-food capital with an estimated turnover between € 10 and € 150. These investments are destined to company development financing through either external or company’s growth, or internationalization or in the context of managerial transitions. About Tönnies As a multi-level company with business activities in the food industry, Tönnies makes a turnover of 6,9 billion euro. 16.500 employees work for the six business areas Meat, Convenience, Sausages, Ingredients, Logistics and International. The core business of the family company founded in 1971 in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, Germany, is the slaughtering, butchering, and processing of pigs, sows, and cattle.