Date of Investment
February 2016
Deal Type
Buyout of 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