CNH Industrial to Acquire Italian Excavator Maker

Aug. 30, 2021

CNH Industrial, parent company of Case Construction Equipment, has announced an agreement to purchase 90 percent of the capital stock of Sampierana S.p.A., a privately-owned Italian company that specializes in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of earthmoving machines, undercarriages, and spare parts, and to obtain 100 percent control of the company over four years following closing of the transaction.

The debt and cash free consideration for the total transaction will be equal to €101.8 million subject to certain closing and post-closing adjustments. The consideration will be funded with available cash on hand of CNH Industrial. Closing is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

“This latest strategic acquisition will further accelerate the profitable growth of our construction equipment business," said Scott Wine, CEO of CNH Industrial. "Sampierana’s exceptional portfolio solidifies our presence in critical market segments and provides our dealers and customers access to industry-leading products backed by our brand, distribution, and manufacturing experience. I want to thank Stefano Pampalone, president, Construction, and his team, both for driving this deal to completion and for their excellent work turning around our construction business, rightsizing the footprint and returning it to profitability–an impressive achievement given the challenging period.”

Recognized in the construction sector for its line of Eurocomach mini and midi excavators and for special undercarriages, Sampierana Group has recorded excellent performance year-over-year, particularly in Europe, and is acknowledged for its reliability, quality, and innovative technology, CNH says. Its broad product portfolio, high customization capacity, and existing electric power prototypes are an ideal fit with CNH Industrial’s customer-centric and sustainable approach, and substantially augment the Company’s in-house product and technology offerings.

This acquisition will enable CNH Industrial’s Construction Equipment business to integrate Eurocomach mini and midi excavators, Sampierana undercarriages, and spare parts into its current product portfolio alongside those of its existing third-party OEM partners. It confirms CNH Industrial’s commitment to invest in and grow its construction equipment business, better positioning it in the high-demand mini and midi excavator market.

Sampierana is based in Italy with its headquarters and production sites. Furthermore, it operates a fully controlled subsidiary with production facilities in Kunshan, China.

Source: CNH Industrial