Casa Vinicola Botter S.p.A.

Clessidra Private Equity - Botter


Casa Vinicola Botter is the main privately held bottler and exporter of Italian wine.
The company, based in Fossalta di Piave (Venice), exports around 98% of its production in more than 70 markets worldwide including US, Germany, UK and the Scandinavian countries. Casa Vinicola Botter mainly sells its products in the off-trade channel, both as supplier of private label and customers' brand products.
The company mainly produces Prosecco, Primitivo and Pinot Grigio, which are very successful denominations for the Italian wine export at global level. The product offer stands out for its wide range, innovative and quality products, with a strong competitive positioning.
Casa Vinicola Botter has more than 150 employees and produces in a modern plant close to the company's headquarter.

Investment thesis

Wine bottlers have reported a steady and resilient growth trajectory and good cash generation in recent years.
In the Italian panorama, characterized by a unique fragmentation in the market, these operators have a strong export vocation. Clessidra's goal is to implement a buy-and-build strategy to create the private champion of Italian wine, with a five-year turnover target of € 400 / € 500m generated mainly abroad.

portfolio company

Company: Casa Vinicola Botter S.p.A.

portfolio investment date

Investment status: In Portfolio

Investment date: 03/2021

portfolio company sector

Sector: Food & Beverage

portfolio ownership

Initial Ownership: 58%