Not only The Italian Sea Group. Also Ferretti and Sanlorenzo I am in the running to buy the historic Perini Navi company, which was declared bankrupt last January. The two companies in a note made it known that they had presented an irrevocable proposal for the purchase of the entire company complex to the trustee of the bankruptcy at the Court of Lucca. The proposal, formulated through the Restart 50/50 joint venture, concerns the Viareggio and La Spezia shipyards, trademarks and patents as well as the shareholding in Perini Navi Usa Inc. The operation also includes land in Pisa, a contract under construction and existing legal relationships with employees and third parties. The irrevocable offer – the note reads – includes an industrial plan aimed at rthe production start and the relaunch of the company and the brand and, above all, to ensure growth and employment continuity for the workers of the two yards and to strengthen relations with the territory.
The strategy of Ferretti Group and Sanlorenzo invest substantial financial resources to implement a plan of strong value creation and long-term relaunch that can allow Perini Navi to return to being a dynamic and global company, a symbol of Italian boating in the world. Perini Navi has been an excellence of Made in Italy for years, its shipyards have given life to some of the most admired boats of recent years. Among the yachts: Principessa VaiVia by Silvio Berlusconi, Morning Glory by Rupert Murdoch, Camilla by Massimo Moratti and the Maltese Falcon by Tom Perkins.
The Italian Sea Group’s offer: 47 million
The news of the offer of the Restart joint venture comes within hours of a similar communication from The Italian Sea Group. The luxury yachting company in turn presented an irrevocable proposal for the purchase of the entire Perini Navi business complex. The price offered by The Italian Sea Group for the Perini Navi bankruptcy procedure amounted to 47 million euros. The group – which in July 2021 had already confirmed its interest in Perini Navi, but only at values compatible with the creation of value for the company and for its shareholders – has formulated an economic offer accompanied by a precise industrial and relaunch of the prestigious Perini brand. It therefore remains to understand who will win the auction.