“A partner like 21 Invest has allowed Nadella to become a more structured group with significant development on international markets and to have the basis to continue to grow going forward”

Livio Marchiori
CEO of Nadella


Nadella, based in Milan, was founded in 1963 and today is one of Europe’s leading producers of linear guides and rollers for industrial motion applications.

21 Invest invested in Nadella in April 2014 to support the company’s growth strategy based on international expansion and market consolidation of its leadership position in Europe through an ambitious acquisition program.

During the holding period, Nadella realized an impressive growth built on partnerships in Italy and abroad, completing 6 strategic acquisitions in Italy, Germany and the US, boosting penetration of key markets, expanding its product range and increasing its client base.

On the back of these targeted actions, Nadella is today present in over 60 countries and in 4 years of 21 Invest’s tenure has grown sales by 11% annually (CAGR 2014-2018) becoming a leading structured industrial group and an excellence in “Made in Italy”.

In June 2018, 21 Invest sold Nadella to Intermediate Capital Group.

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          "I am very pleased with the results achieved by Nadella, a company that we supported in transforming into a more structured industrial group with significant development on international markets. It is another example that makes us proud to have contributed to creating an excellence in 'Made in Italy'"

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