The Carlyle Group Acquires Marelli Motori

The Carlyle Group Acquires Marelli Motori

The Carlyle Group has signed an agreement to acquire Marelli Motori from Melrose Industries for €212 million. The transaction is expected to close in August 2013.

Industrial asynchronous motor by Marelli

Marelli Motori is a manufacturer of industrial generators and electric motors, serving worldwide markets for power generation, marine, oil & gas and industrial manufacturing. In recent years the company has seen significant growth in revenues, which grew to €149.1 million in 2012, an increase of 12.5% over the previous year and generating in EBITDA of €22.2 million. Marelli Motori has sales, service and distribution offices in Germany, UK, Spain, United States and South Africa. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Arzignano (near Venice), Italy (

“Marelli Motori is an outstanding Italian company that, thanks to the quality and competence of its management, has gone through a process of true internationalization enabling them to gain recognition and a strong market position in all of the major international markets in which they operate,” said Marco De Benedetti, Managing Director and co-Head of Carlyle Europe Partners.

Unicredit and Intesa acted as M&A advisors for Carlyle, with financing arranged and underwritten by Mandated Lead Arrangers Unicredit and Societe Generale. Melrose Industries and Marelli Motori were advised by Nomura International.

The Carlyle Group invests in buyouts, growth capital, real estate and leveraged finance in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America focusing on aerospace & defense, automotive & transportation, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, technology & business services and telecommunications & media. The Carlyle Group employs 1,400 people in 34 offices across six continents and is based in Washington, DC (

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