21 Investimenti was established by Alessandro Benetton in 1992 as a holding company investing in medium private companies in Italy. In 1998, 21 developed its activities in France with the creation of 21 Centrale Partners in partnership with Gérard Pluvinet, previously Chairman of Société Centrale pour l'Industrie for more than 30 years. Société Centrale pour l'Industrie (renamed 21 Centrale Partners) was a listed holding company founded in 1909 and investing in small and medium companies in France.
21 Investimenti in Italy and 21 Centrale Partners in France are independent local teams active in the growth of mid-market companies. 21 has been managing Private Equity Funds for third party investors for more than 10 years and has assets under management of approximately € 1 billion.
Over the last 15 years, 21 has built an experienced team of more than 40 professionals and made over 70 investments.