BC Partners, Blackstone, CVC among suitors vying for Esselunga in possible €6B deal
September 30, 2016
Specialty Retail | Milan, Italy | Buyout
BC Partners, Blackstone and CVC Capital Partners are among the PE firms discussing a possible buyout of Esselunga, according to Reuters. A deal for the company, one of Italy's largest supermarket chains, could be worth €6 billion. Esselunga and its 91-year-old founder, Bernardo Caprotti, reportedly began discussing succession plans for the business over the summer.