PARIS, FRANCE: Trigano has entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of 70% of the capital and voting rights of S.I.F.I.
Active on the Italian market for over 45 years, S.I.F.I. is national leader in the distribution of accessories for leisure vehicles. The company is profitable; it employs around 20 people and achieved a turnover of around € 13 million in 2021.
This transaction is fully in line with Trigano’s development strategy through external growth. It would allow Trigano to consolidate its leadership in the distribution of accessories for leisure vehicle in Europe.
The history of TRIGANO dates back to 1935 when the TRIGANO family launched the marketing of textile articles under the name TRIGANO. The following year saw the first paid holidays and TRIGANO provided holidaymakers with their first canvas tents. These are the beginnings of camping, which TRIGANO will continue to accompany throughout the century.
Ten years later, in 1945, Raymond Trigano and his sons created the company TRIGANO, specializing in the distribution of camping and sporting goods.
The business then evolved and diversified with the creation of a caravan activity in 1971. Due to financial difficulties, Crédit Lyonnais took control of Trigano in 1974.
The company was privatized a few years later, in 1987. At the same time, under the impetus of François Feuillet, who joined TRIGANO in 1981, the integration of the manufacturing activities for motorhomes (1984), trailers and garden equipment (1992) took place.
SIFI started in 1935 as a venture specializing in the preparation of ophthalmic products.
Today, SIFI has evolved into an industrial group of companies, consolidating domestic leadership and expanding into international markets worldwide. SIFI concentrates its R&D and manufacturing in Italy exporting towards more than 20 countries with a direct presence in Italy, Spain, France, Romania, Mexico and Turkey.
Since June 2015, SIFI is backed by 21 Invest, a private equity firm founded by Alessandro Benetton, to support the company’s expansion strategy, based on establishing direct commercial operations in major European markets and expanding its network of international distributors.