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SK Capital closes acquisition of controlling stake in AEB Group

SK Capital Partners has closed its previously announced acquisition of a controlling interest in AEB Group, a spcecialist in wine ingredients with growing positions in beer ingredients and food detergents. 

SK Capital’s majority ownership was acquired via a capital increase and a purchase of shares from existing investors including Investindustrial, one of Europe's leading investment groups, mainly focused on Southern European companies. Investindustrial affiliates and AEB Group management continue to have minority ownership positions.

AEB Group provides an integrated suite of products and related services – including a full spectrum of biotechnology solutions, processing aids, and specialized equipment – for winemakers, beer brewers, and other food and beverage producers. The Company’s customers utilize AEB Group’s proprietary formulations, customised in consultation with the Company’s sales force of oenologists and technical experts, to achieve consistent quality levels with optimal yields. Headquartered in Brescia, Italy, AEB Group operates a network of production facilities and laboratories throughout Europe and the Americas.

AEB Group is the seventh platform company in SK Capital Partners Fund III. SK Capital Partners closed on its fourth fund in November 2014 with $1 billion of third party capital.

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