Aquafil (2014)

Date of Investment
January 2014
Deal Type
Buyout of a minority stake

Aquafil is a world leading player in the production of nylon filaments for textile floorings and of synthetic fibres for the apparel and sports industries. The company has presence in 3 continents employing more than 2,400 people in 15 plants across Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, the UK, the US, Thailand and China.

The company has an excellent financial track record and a leading market position on a global scale

Aquafil has pioneered the use of recycled materials in its manufacturing process, providing it with a leading edge technology advantage with much value: the Econyl project (first Nylon 6 fibre in the world made by 100% recycled material).

The Company is managed by an outstanding, successful and highly professional management team led by Giulio Bonazzi.

The principle and the story behind the creation of ECONYL® brand, 100% regenerated nylon
The bright side of waste, Giulio Bonazzi at TEDxMarrakesh