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Giugno 01 - 2016

Goldoni S.p.A. is officially part of Lovol Heavy Industry LTD Group

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The Court of Modena, following the hearing of May 19, 2016, with an order issued on May 25, 2016, has approved the request for a composition with creditors with business continuity presented by GOLDONI S.p.A., thus safeguarding its manufacturing activity - which will continue in the plants of Carpi - as well as preserving an internationally known brand.

The composition plan, which had previously received a favorable opinion of the Judicial Commissioner, Dr. Diana Rizzo, and the approving vote of more than 99% of creditors, requires that the tractors manufacturing company - assisted, both in the negotiations for the sale and in insolvency proceedings, by the advisors, lawyers Alberto Lotti, Anselmo Sovieni and Marcello Benetti and Dr. Renzo Fantini - is acquired in full by Lovol Heavy Industry LTD Group, one of the largest agricultural equipment manufacturers in China and in the world – assisted, in the negotiations, by lawyers Davide Proverbio and Fausto Caruso of King&Wood Mallesons firm.

The composition proceedings of Goldoni S.p.A. represents a unique case in the Italian scenario, both for the speed with which it ended and for the development perspectives of the company; the goodness of the proposal made to the creditors, then, is an example of how corporate crises, if handled and interpreted well, can be a driving force to build benefit solutions for the relaunch not only of the territory, but also of the entire country and of all economic operators that center on the company (customers, suppliers, craftsmen, banks, employees).

It was only possible thanks to the commitment and collaboration of different actors, that in various capacities had a leading role in the rescue of the company and which brought into being a synergy without which they would not have been able to balance the need to safeguard the creditor classes and the corporate relaunch.
And in particular:

  • the Goldoni family, as member of Goldoni S.p.A. who, showing great sense of responsibility, enabled the entry of a third party, with the sole purpose of protecting the company and the name that it carries;
  • the Chinese group Lovol Heavy Industry LTD, with special mention to the Italian branch Lovol Arbos Group S.p.A., which, with courage and foresight, sensed the great value and enormous potential of Goldoni S.p.A., providing not only financial resources but also the necessary passion to reach the ultimate goal;
  • the bodies for the proceedings: the Court, the presiding Judge and the Judicial Commissioner, who immediately understood the seriousness of the project and provided the widest possible cooperation to the company with immediate response times, enabling a solution in an extraordinary timing;
  • the workers and the unions, that allowed a peaceful and constructive dialogue, crucial to the final outcome;
  • the administrative authorities (municipalities, province, region), who provided the company with support and attention in times of trouble;
  • the legal and financial advisors of the parties who believed in the project, building it, and dedicated every available resource to it.

Notes on Lovol Heavy Industry LTD
The Headquarter of Lovol Heavy Industry Ltd. is Weifang of Shandong Province, one of the areas of major industrial and agricultural development of China. Lovol in 2015 reached revenue of about EUR 3.3 billion with approximately 16,000 employees. Lovol is active in the agricultural equipment, construction machines, and low-speed vehicles. In China, Lovol is the market leader of agricultural equipment, and sole provider of full agriculture solution. For 2015 Lovol has been confirmed leader in China with a market share of 30% (tractors) and with 40% (combine harvesters) respectively.
Notes on Lovol Arbos Group S.p.A.
Lovol Arbos Group S.p.A. is the heart of a groundbreaking and highly efficient organisation focused on the industrial manufacture of tractors, harvesters and agricultural machinery in Europe. This new Industrial Holding is completely controlled by Lovol Heavy Industry Ltd and includes Matermacc S.p.A, which has been entirely owned since January 2015 and Goldoni S.p.A. which joined the Group in December 2015.

Notes on Goldoni S.p.A.
Goldoni S.p.A. is based in Migliarina di Carpi in the province of Modena and was established in 1926 as a family company specialised in the production of high technology agricultural machines.
On 24th December 2015, after a period of recession, the company joined the group headed by Lovol Heavy Industry Ltd, based in Weifang, in the Shandong Province, one of the leading areas of industrial and agricultural expansion in the People's Republic of China. Lovol is active in both the field of agricultural, construction site and transport machinery and in 2015 achieved a turnover of approximately 3.3 billion euro.ro