DeA Capital Alternative Funds invested in the global leader in equine assisted reproduction services Avantea

Fineurop Soditic acted as M&A and debt advisor to DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR which, through the Taste of Italy 2 fund, a private equity fund specialized in the agri-food sector, acquired a 55% stake of Avantea S.r.l. from the founding shareholders.

Avantea S.r.l.
horses assisted reproduction services

The company was founded in 2008 in Cremona by Giovanna Lazzari and Cesare Galli, two internationally renowned veterinarians with 120+ publications to their name in the field of biotechnology and a postdoctoral degree from the University of Cambridge. The company is now the world leader in assisted reproduction services for competition horses, revolutionising the industry through the introduction of ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) technology in the equine field, with benefits for both animal welfare and breeders. 

In 2023, Avantea posted a turnover of approximately Euro 10 million, of which 80% generated abroad, mainly in Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Middle East.

Taste of Italy 2 will support the company in consolidating its leadership worldwide by strengthening its managerial and commercial structure, opening new laboratories and launching further innovative services. 

The operation was financed by BPER Banca.