Cassiopea Partners is pleased to announce that acted as exclusive financial advisor to Insis S.p.A. (the “Company”) and its shareholders on the sale of a majority stake to Fincantieri S.p.A.

Fincantieri is one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and number one for diversification and innovation. It is leader in cruise ship design and construction and a reference player in all high-tech shipbuilding industry sectors, from naval to offshore vessels, from high-complexity special vessels and ferries to mega yachts, as well as in ship repairs and conversions, production of systems and mechanical and electrical component equipment and after-sales services.

As part of the enhancement of its activities in high technological sector, Fincantieri has acquired a majority stake of Insis, a company headquartered in Follo (La Spezia) operating in the sectors of information technology and electronics.

Insis is positioned as solution provider in the defence and civil industries and has an extensive track record in the development of products and services in the optronic, telecommunications, information technology and cybersecurity sectors. In this area of activities, the Company is acknowledged for the high level of technological content of its products. In 2018, the company recorded revenues of app. Euro 52 million with strong growth forecasts for 2019. Overall, Insis employs a total of 100 people of which 70% are engineers and system engineering specialists.

Over the last years, Fincantieri has undertaken a growth strategy oriented to the diversification and the widening of its product and services portfolio, shifting its focus on higher added-value solutions. This transaction will allow Fincantieri to have direct access to a pool of highly skilled resources, thus creating an excellence center with very high technological content dedicated to defence systems engineering. At the same time it further guarantees the development of Insis’ industrial plan, allowing the company to continue an important growth path.

Selling shareholders and managers will remain invested in the Company with a minority stake.


Piazza Cavour, 1 20121, Milano,, Cassiopea Partners 2018 - P.I. 07930880963

Terms and Conditions

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?