Canaccord Genuity acts as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Stirling Square Capital Partners on its investment to the Isoclima Group

Canaccord Genuity is pleased to announce that on July 18, 2017, Stirling Square Capital Partners, a leading
pan-European mid-market private equity firm, announced an investment in the Isoclima Group as part of a management buyout co-led by Isoclima co-founder Alberto Bertolini and industry veteran Bill O'Gara.

The transaction cements a strategic and financial partnership involving Stirling Square, Alberto Bertolini (the co-founder who will continue to lead the Company's R&D and strategic key accounts development) and Bill O’Gara (the veteran manager of civilian and military armouring and defence companies). Stirling Square will support Isoclima's international development strategies, Mr. O'Gara will lead the execution of these strategies as Group Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Bertolini will remain a key shareholder and executive director of the Company. Isoclima's senior management team is also joined by Chip Lennon (EVP Global Operations), Steve Ratterman (EVP International) and Mirko Prato (EVP Finance). The headquarters of the Company and principal facilities will remain in Este, Italy, which will also continue to be the R&D centre for the Company. Combing the global resources of the firm, Canaccord Genuity’s Aerospace & Defense investment banking team coupled a multi-year relationship with Mr. O’Gara with deep financial sponsor relationships in the U.K. and Europe to bring together a new management team with the right financial partner in a proprietary transaction.

Canaccord Genuity served as exclusive financial advisor to Stirling Square on the transaction.