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ITALY / Venice: FiloBlu has sealed a strategic partnership with Ardian Growth


July 13 2018
Fashion

The international private investment company Ardian has completed a capital increase scheme and acquired a minority stake in FiloBlu S.p.A., a digital consulting firm that focuses on digital strategy, e-commerce and omnichannel approaches to the development and international expansion of online business and harnessing the brand equity of labels and retailers.

FiloBlu has sealed a strategic partnership with Ardian Growth that will give extra impetus to its growth, by bolstering the company structure and paving the way to an ambitious three-year business plan. The new joint initiative will bring ongoing investments in research, technological innovation and the development of skills and training.

In the words of Christian Nucibella, the Founder of FiloBlu: “Teaming up with a prestigious, leading international player like Ardian presents FiloBlu with an exceptional opportunity to expand our finely honed organization and push on even harder towards new growth and development milestones. We want to offer our Clients and Partners innovative services and cutting edge technology in order to grow their businesses on the complex global scene, seizing the numerous development opportunities offered by digital integration.”

Laurent Foata, Managing Director of Ardian Growth, stated: “By carrying out this initiative alongside Christian Nucibella, we’re showing our desire to become a leading partner of companies like FiloBlu, which has put into practice an effective growth model on an international scale.”

FiloBlu was recently listed by Deloitte among Italy’s “Best Managed Companies” and – for the third year running – included in the Deloitte “Technology Fast 500™ EMEA”, which ranks the fastest growing businesses in the field. In addition, for the second time in a row it was featured by the Financial Times in the “FT 1000” selection of “Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies”.