·         The Russian-Italian private equity fund, set up  by Gazprombank and INTESA SANPAOLO, has made its second investment


Moscow/Milan, October 7th 2013 - The joint private equity fund Mir Capital set up by Gazprombank and Intesa Sanpaolo has acquired a non-controlling stake in Lima Corporate Group from IMI Investimenti.


Mir Capital will join Ardian (formerly known as AXA Private Equity), the company’s main shareholder, and IMI Investimenti.


Lima Corporate SpA is a leader in the design, production and distribution of orthopaedic devices. The company is headquartered in Villanova di San Daniele (Udine - Italy) and ranks among the top ten in its field globally. It operates  in 25 countries and has a diversified customer base with a strong sales network. Today, Lima’s global business lines include over 9000 product codes sold directly to customers in Italy and through 15 international branches. Lima has three production facilities in Italy and San Marino. With its most important value-added production processes being handled in-house, almost all the production is concentrated in its own factories.


Mir Capital was set up within a cooperation agreement signed between Gazprombank and Intesa Sanpaolo in the summer of 2012.


The fund will be able to invest up to € 300 million, and is focused on making investments into private mid-sized companies with a significant growth potential operating in Russia and Italy.

Company web site: www.limacorporate.com



For information


Intesa Sanpaolo

Media Relations

Corporate&Investment Banking and International Media

+39 028796.3851/2489/3531



Media Relations

Sergey Perminov

+7 (495) 719-15-50