Industry: Logistics & Transportation
Deal Type: M&A
Closing Date: 2015

Deal Description:
GF Group, through its subsidiary GF Porterm S.r.l. has sold the 64% share capital of Interporto di Vado – Intermodal Operator S.p.A. (“VIO”) to Autorità Portuale di Savona (Savona Port Authorithy).

VIO is an integrated logistic platform for the warehousing and the distribution of goods, linked by a private road to the Port of Vado Ligure – Savona (the “Port”). It also provides specialized services as break bulk and yard operations.
VIO is one of UE’s core inland port, part of Ten-T Corridor.

Savona Port Authority develops port activities and exploit the waterfront, through the co-operation between public bodies and private companies.

Role of Lyra:
Lyra Partners acted as financial advisor for GF Group (seller)

Tasks of Lyra included:

  • Assistance in the preparation of the company’s information memorandum
  • Assistance in the selection and contact of potential investors for Reefer Terminal
  • Assistance in defining the structure and the terms of transaction
  • Assistance in the negotiation of the transaction with counterparties up to the closing
  • Coordination of due diligence activities