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Our shareholders

Investindustrial and Carlyle’s history

Design Holding is jointly (and indirectly) controlled by Investindustrial and Carlyle who support the Group’s business activities, fostering their shared views and commitments.


Founded in 1990 and with €9billion of active raised fund capital, Investindustrial is one of Europe’s leading independent investment groups, with a focus on medium-sized companies across Southern Europe that are leaders in their fields. It operates across four industry groups: Consumer, Industrial Manufacturing, Healthcare & Services and Technology. The Group has a team of more than 150 professionals across seven offices in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, France, Luxembourg, the United States and China. Further information is available at www.investindustrial.com.


Carlyle is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Global Investment Solutions. With $376 billion of assets under management as of June 30, 2022, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 1,900 people across five continents. Further information is available at www.carlyle.com.