Founded in 1992 by Alessandro Benetton, 21 Partners is a European investment firm with a local presence in Italy, France, Switzerland and Poland. Through country-focused funds invested in by international investors, 21 Partners invests in mid-market companies and makes them grow. Its goal is to make its portfolio companies prosper by enhancing their competitiveness while advancing the economic and social conditions in the communities in which they operate. In this paper, 21 Partners gives a broad look at how one of its latest investment, Farnese Vini, a company acquired in 2013 active in the production of central and southern Italian wine, under the stewardship of 21 Partners has created shared value both for investors and the cluster of smallholder grape suppliers.

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