Industry: Logistics & Transportation
Deal Type: M&A
Closing Date: 2011

Deal Description:
DHL Supply Chain Italy, a company of Deutsche Post, has acquired the entire share capital of EuroDiFarm Srl from Wise Sgr.

EuroDiFarm Srl ( is the leading company in Italy for temperature controlled logistic distribution of pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biomedical products with headquarters in Casalmaiocco (Milan). It offers specialized logistic solutions to ensure a capillary and effective distribution of delicate pharmaceuticals.
DHL Supply Chain Italy ( is part of DHL Group, a world leading logistics group operating in more than 220 countries and territories across the globe and specialized in supply chain solutions for customers of all sizes.
Wise Sgr ( specializes in the management of Private Equity closed-end funds investing in small and medium sized companies, with a special focus on Italy.

Role of Lyra:
Lyra Partners acted as financial advisor to DHL Supply Chain Italy.

Tasks of Lyra included:

  • Market scouting aimed to identify investment opportunities for DHL in Italy
  • Assistance in the selection of best targets
  • Approach to selected targets and potential sellers
  • Assistance in the negotiation of the transaction up to the closing
  • Coordination of due diligence activities
  • Assistance in the preparation of presentations for DHL’s decision-making bodies