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GP Bullhound advises Newlisi on investment by Beautiful Mind Capital

London, 6 December 2013

GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Newlisi S.p.A. on its latest financing round bringing in new investor Beautiful Mind Capital Ltd, a European-focused Chinese private equity fund, who joins Newlisi’s existing investors, 360 Capital, Atlante Ventures and Micheli Associati.

Newlisi is the developer and provider of a proprietary technology process that disaggregates sludge coming from wastewater after primary and secondary biological treatment for industrial and municipal customers. The capital raise will enable Newlisi to accelerate growth in its core European markets with leading food, beverage and dairy clients whilst also opening up the Chinese market.

Antonio Capristo, CEO of Newlisi, commented 'GP Bullhound's domain expertise and relationships in the water sector were instrumental in the negotiation and execution of this transaction. Our disruptive technology combined with their experience and dedication resulted in a highly competitive process and a successful transaction for all parties.'

Diana Saraceni, General Partner of 360 Capital, added 'We are very excited to welcome Beautiful Mind Capital as a co-investor in Newlisi as we build out our industrial and municipal applications. Our core technology answers very pressing demand both in Europe and in China and we look forward to accelerated growth.'

Vivian Wang, Founding Partner of Beautiful Mind Capital, commented 'We believe Newlisi's unique technology meets fast growing demand for sludge treatment in China. We are committed to helping Newlisi with its planned expansion in China by leveraging Beautiful Mind Capital’s wide network in China.'

For enquiries contact Andre Shortell, Partner,

GP Bullhound

GP Bullhound is an international technology investment banking group with offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm and Berlin. Founded in 1999, GP Bullhound provides world-class advice on mergers, acquisitions and private placements to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals.

Combining a true love for entrepreneurship and innovation with deep global buyer relations and sector expertise, GP Bullhound has completed transactions for many category leaders, most recently selling Pure360 to SEP, Tunigo to Spotify, and Fjord to Accenture. For more information, please visit

In 2013, GP Bullhound was awarded Boutique Investment Bank of the Year and Leading Advisers of the Year by the Acquisition International M&A Awards, and Manish Madhvani, a Founding Partner of GP Bullhound was named as a winner of the fourth annual M&A Advisor 40 Under 40 Award.


Newlisi is the developer and provider of a proprietary technology process that disaggregates sludge coming from wastewater after primary and secondary biological treatment for industrial and municipal customers. The technology uses a multi-stage chemical process to break down sludge into an eluate, water and carbon dioxide. The eluate is then recycled through the biological treatment process of the main wastewater plant to eliminate the sludge, making this a zero sludge process. Newlisi is based in Milan, Italy and was founded in 2011.

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