Gruppo Farmacie Italiane
Farmacie Italiane is one of the main Italian private pharmacy chains, originated from the acquisition in 2018, by PE fund F2i, of the majority of FarmaCrimi (founded by pharmacist Vincenzo Crimi, still a minority shareholder). The deal has been originated by Medeor Associates who, together with other private investors, owns a minor participation in FI. Since its creation in 2018, FI has completed the acquisition of a number of additional pharmacies (mainly large structures in high-traffic areas located in main Italian cities), becoming one of the main players in the rapid consolidation of the very fragmented Italian pharmacy network. FI is also a pioneer and main player of online sales of pharmaceutical products, a business that is achieving booming growth also due to COVID pandemic.