In November 2002, CVC Funds co-led the acquisition of Provimi from Italian energy group Edison. With an overall market share of 7% across all feed segments and around 8,000 employees, among which over 600 are scientists, Provimi is a world leader in animal nutrition solutions.
Provimi has 87 production centres in some 30 countries and exports to over 100 markets. With a historically strong market presence in Europe, its operations are continually expanding across the world. This global expansion follows many successful decades of exporting; the goal is also to establish local production in markets around the globe. Provimi manufactures products and supplies technical support for all species, including poultry, livestock, fish and domestic pets.
Provimi was sold to the Private Equity company, Permira, in April 2007.