Financial services company GWM Group has set up a new private equity fund, Armonia Italy, to invest in "Made in Italy" businesses with an investment capacity of €700 million euro, putting itself at the top of the major Italian private equity funds in direct competition with Clessidra and Investindustrial. "We decided to launch this initiative in p...

Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari expects its US initial public offering to be priced in a range of between $48 and $52 per share, which could value the company at up to $9.8 billion, it said.   Parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will sell up to 10 percent of Ferrari in the IPO and will use proceeds to help pay for its own ambitious turnar...

By Robert Simonson   The holidays are shot through with nuts. We stuff them inside our turkeys, cookies and fruitcakes. Without them, decorative nutcrackers are just garish tchotchkes. Where we don't expect nuts is in our glasses. But that is easily rectified.   There is arguably no liquor with a more natural Christmas aura than...

by Mark Ewing   Scottsdale winter auctions always offer a few gems. Gooding & Co. has two more appealing Ferraris from the Golden Age of sports cars. First, a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans. Built in 1950, chassis 0060 M is based on the highly successful 166 MM/195 S chassis, with aerodynamic coachwork by Carrozzeria Tourin...

1-12 Maggio: Food Wine Expo. Quarta edizione della fiera business to business dedicata ai prodotti agroalimentari Italiani. Nei due giorni di programma le ditte Italiane partecipanti avranno l'occasione di condurre incontri commerciali con i principali importatori, distributori, ristoranti, supermercati, GDO e negozi di nicchia del Midwest degli St...

by Chiara Remondini & Francesca Cinelli   Investors are developing an appetite for Italian food. Food companies, that is. Mostly family owned, makers of linguini, mozzarella, tomato puree and other Italian fare traditionally have shunned the stock market, turning instead to limited investments from private-equity firms for capital t...

  WTI Magazine #65    2015 July, 24Author : Fondazione Symbola, Unioncamere, Fondazione Edison      Translation by:   There is an Italy which we often do not know that does things every Italian should be proud of. The Rapporto I.T.A.L.I.A. - Geographies of the new made in Italy edited by Fondazione Symbola, Unioncamere and Fondazione Edison was...

According to local Tuscan folklore, sickness convent nuns made Eucharistic hosts for local churches during the Renaissance period using an engraved wafer iron. During festival times, stomach they would add sugar and anise seeds for a unique sweet treat called "Cialde". An exact wafer iron replica is now available to pastry chefs, pharm home bake...

The process of making bronze bells hasn't altered much in 1,000 years at the Pontifical Marinelli Foundry. What's changing is where they chime, as Italy's oldest family business looks abroad to dodge the economy at home. The company in Agnone, a small town about 220 kilometers (137 miles) southeast of Rome, has increased exports to 20 percent of i...

Dimmi come mangi e ti dirò chi sei. Ma dimmi anche come compri, perché, quando, con chi. "Noi esseri umani ci nutriamo nel ventre materno ancor prima di respirare. L'alimentarsi è certamente fattore vitale, ma non scordiamo che intorno al cibo ruotano da sempre anche aspetti connessi al piacere, alla socialità, alla convivialità".   Lo...