Ferretti Group Reverses Decision to List on Stock Exchange
2019-10-18By Miranda Blazeby

The Ferretti Group has reversed its decision to float the company on the Milan stock exchange.

The company said the decision was due to "the deterioration of the conditions of financial markets", which would have resulted in it falling short of its "proper value". The company was due to be listed by the end of this month (October).

“Despite the quality and number of received subscriptions, the deterioration of the conditions of the financial markets does not allow the company to be properly valued," the company said in a statement.

The Group intended to use the IPO to raise an additional €100 million to “support the group’s growth and development objectives.”

The original decision to launch the IPO followed a period of sustained growth for the company, which saw it report €609 million in revenue in 2018, with an adjusted EBITDA of €53 million, up from revenues of €309 million in 2014.

The company also reported revenues of €332 million in the first six months of 2019, an 11% increase compared to the first six months of 2018, and an adjusted EBITDA of €30 million, up 29%.

Ferreti chief executive Alberto Galassi

The company revealed at the Cannes Yachting Festival that it had received an equity injection of €250 million. The investment was provided by the group’s two major shareholders, the Chinese Weichai Group and Piero Ferrari through F Investments.

The Ferretti Group consists of eight brands – Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, CRN, Custom Line, Itama, Mochi Craft and the newly acquired Wally – between them producing a portfolio of 43 models.

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