"Oaklins was pivotal for the successful completion of this important acquisition."Dr Hans-Martin Schneeberger, Schneeberger Holding AG
Ersel Investment Club and Invitalia Ventures SGR have sold Zoom Torino to Immersive Society.
Zoom Torino is the first zoological immersion park in Italy, a unique structure compliant with the highest international standards in the sector. The park contributes to the scientific research and the touristic and cultural development of the region. It attracts about 300,000 visits per year. The biopark currently has eight habitats offering visitors a unique immersion travel experience through Africa and Asia, 100 plant species and more than 300 animals. It currently covers an area of 160,000 sqm with possibility of further expansion.
Immersive Society is a holding company controlled by the founding family of Zoom Torino.
Ersel Investment Club is the private equity branch of Ersel Group, one of the leading financial players in Italy, with more than US$20 billion in clients’ assets and a staff of approximately 300 people. Invitalia Ventures manages the Italian public-private co-investment venture fund and is under the coordination of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Oaklins’ team in Italy advised the seller in this transaction, which involved a competitive process with the main players in the sector.