Lifco AB has acquired a majority stake in the Italian dental company Rhein83 Srl. Financial details have not been disclosed.
Lifco acquires and develops market-leading niche operations with the potential to deliver sustainable profit growth and strong cash flows. The group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and has three business areas: dental, demolition & tools and systems solutions. The company has a clear corporate philosophy which implies a long-term perspective, focus on profits and a highly decentralized organization. As of today, the investment group controls circa140 companies in 30 countries, generating revenues of over US$1 billion.
Established in 1983 and located in Bologna, Italy, Rhein83 has innovated the dental market with the introduction of elastic spherical attachments (previously only metallic) for dental implants. The company's technology is highly recognized and appreciated worldwide.
Oaklins' team in Italy advised the buyer in this transaction.
Ingvar Ljungqvist, Head of Acquisitions at Lifco, said: “Italy has many leading companies active in niche markets. Rhein83 is one of them. We are very excited for having complete this first acquisition in Italy and we hope this will be the first of many other acquisitions, both in the dental and industrial sectors, where we are discovering outstanding companies with great performance.”
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