DeA Capital Alternative Funds sold the RF equipment specialist STALAM to Deal Source Italia

Fineurop Soditic acted as exclusive financial advisor to DeA Capital Alternative Funds SGR in the sale of a majority stake in STALAM S.p.A. to a club deal of private investors organized by Deal Source Italia.

Radio frequency equipment

Founded in Vicenza in 1978, STALAM is a world leader in the development, design and manufacturing of radio frequency (RF) equipment for drying and heat treatment of raw materials, semi-finished and finished industrial products.

Over the years STALAM has diversified the fields of application of its machinery by expanding the range for the textile and technical-textile sector, then developing solutions for the food sector, where radiofrequency technology is used for the rapid thawing of meat, fish products and fruit and vegetables, for the pasteurization of liquid and solid products, both in line and after packaging, for the disinfestation and sanitization of dried fruit, grains, cereals etc. and for the control of the final degree of humidity of bakery products after cooking in traditional ovens. Moreover, thanks to continuous R&D investment, STALAM has also grown in the field of pharmacosmesis and nutriceuticals (e.g. sanitization of medicinal herbs, denaturing of animal feed).

STALAM operates through 4 plants in Italy and China, employs 120 people and has a network of over 70 agents and distributors and 19 assistance centers worldwide. In 2022, the STALAM group achieved a consolidated turnover of around Euro 23 million.

STALAM was acquired by Dea Capital Alternative Funds in 2016 through a management buyout and was the last holding in the portfolio of the IdeA Efficienza Energetica e Sviluppo Sostenibile fund.

Deal Source will support STALAM in a further phase of expansion, supporting its development and growth also through acquisitions.