Valtus Group continues its expansion with new acquisition in Italy!

acquisition en Italie par Valtus
03 Jul 2024


Present across 20 countries through its international network, Valtus announces new expansion with its 8th office in Europe, through the acquisition of STM (Studio Temporary Manager), a leading Executive Interim Management pure player in Italy.

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Scaling abroad in a fast-growing market

Already established in France, Denmark, Finland, the United Kingdom and Sweden, Valtus had acquired an Austrian company in 2022 before setting foot in Germany earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Valtus has been steadily developing Valtus Alliance, its worldwide network, now operating in 20 countries. Today, Valtus is equipped to handle complex challenges across Europe, APAC, North and South America.

The acquisition of STM underscores our efforts to expand internationally and secure a leading position in the market. This move, combined with the expansion of our Valtus Alliance network, is a cornerstone of our expansion strategy.

Valtus has already formed a partnership with Duke & Kay, a renowned Italian restructuring expert, leveraging its international network. With STM now joining Valtus Group, clients in Italy can expect extensive support to successfully address a wide range of challenging situations!


Developing the Executive Interim Management market in Italy

Valtus and STM have a robust track record of assisting companies during critical periods with high quality operational management solutions. By expanding in Southern Europe, we aim to make a substantial contribution to fast-growing markets.

STM, headquartered in Verona with offices in Milan, Turin, Rome, Bologna and Pesaro has been offering temporary top management solutions for more than 12 years, achieving remarkable growth. With a multidisciplinary team of more than 30 equity or business partners across Italy, STM assists companies through various challenging situations, such as turnarounds or business improvement or development projects.


The Italian Executive Interim Management market: key insights

  • In Italy, the indusry sector is the most represented in Executive Interim Management.
  • With an average duration of almost 15 months, assignments in Italy are the longest in Europe after Switzerland. Consequently, Italian interim executives have the highest occupation rate in Europe, with 85% on assignment, as of January 2024.
  • The Italian market is experiencing significant growth and becoming increasingly international. A growing number of industrial firms and private equity companies across the country are now using Executive Interim Management services.


Leadership’s perspective

“I’m delighted to broaden our presence in Europe by welcoming STM into Valtus Group. This is an important step in our growth and gives us the opportunity to further assist our clients with their business-critical challenges.”
Björn Henriksson, Group CEO at Valtus

“Joining Valtus is a great milestone for STM! We are excited to contribute to this global journey, together demonstrating the value of our operational management solutions worldwide and leveraging our specific areas of expertise for the benefits of our clients.”
Federico Ferrarini, President at STM

“This new acquisition represents a major step towards establishing ourselves as the leading global player in Executive Interim Management! Together with STM, we are strengthening our ability to enter new markets.”
Aymeric Bas, Managing Partner International & Chief Revenue Officer at Valtus


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