The Carlyle Group Closes Forgital Acquisition. Luca Zacchetti appointed new Group CEO

The Carlyle Group Closes Forgital Acquisition. Luca Zacchetti appointed new Group CEO

Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 100% controlling stake in Forgital.

Carlyle will drive the Company’s further international expansion and strengthen its presence in the aerospace sector with Luca Zacchetti, appointed as Group CEO, effective from 11th September.

Filippo Penatti, Managing Director, Carlyle Europe Partners, commented: “We are excited with the appointment of Luca as CEO. We worked well and successfully together in two prior Carlyle investments, including AVIO. His experience in the aerospace industry together with his passion for Forgital’s business will contribute to fueling the Group’s platform development.”

Derek Whang, Principal on Carlyle’s Aerospace, Defense and Government Services team, said: “We look forward to partnering with Luca and all Forgital employees as we embark on this next chapter. The Company has a tremendous heritage and we are committed to upholding Forgital’s exceptional track record and delivering its mission critical parts to all customers.”

Luca Zacchetti, Forgital’s new CEO, added: “I am delighted to join Forgital, a Group with an outstanding reputation for advanced technology, high quality products and world-class customer service. I look forward to contributing to its further international expansion alongside the company’s talented team.”