Itelyum, Pieve Fissiraga/Lodi (Italy)

Recycling of complex industrial waste

Key facts at a glance

  • Leading European Circular Economy player
  • Technology and market leader in most most of the niches in which it operates
  • Inorganic growth and expansion of European presence also planned through company acquisitions in Germany

Revenues in €mn








Growth financing

Minority investment of DBAG Fund VII
First invested
October 2021

As of 31 December 2022



Established in 1963, Itelyum is a leading European Circular Economy player, specialised in recycling complex streams of hazardous liquid waste, leveraging distinctive chemical competences. Itelyum operates 25 plants, employs over 800 people, and is a technology and market leader in most of the niches in which it operates: waste oil regeneration, solvent purification, and industrial waste management and recycling. With its one-stop-shop approach and solid processes and procedures, the Company targets industrial companies which need to comply with increasingly strict waste regulations and reach higher recycling rates.

Under Stirling Square’s stewardship, Itelyum has evolved from a local, family-owned company into a professionally managed European leader with multiple product lines across diversified streams of hazardous waste. The Company has a virtuous environmental footprint, as its activity results in 500 kilotons fewer CO2 emissions, 1,000 tons fewer air pollutants, 15 million cubic meters of water savings and 400 hectares less of land consumption, per year.

We are investing in a company in our core sector of industrial services, whose business is particularly forward-looking. We are happy to use our expertise to support inorganic growth and assist Stirling Square in developing Itelyum’s European presence, with future acquisitions in Germany.

Julian Nahm
Investment Director



of CO2 emissions can be saved per year through Itelyum

Potential for development

Itelyum is a champion of sustainability and a reference for the circular economy in Europe. Together with Stirling Square, who remain majority owners, DBAG will accompany Itelyum on its growth path and benefit from the company's market leadership, its leading technical expertise and its extensive acquisition pipeline.


Julian Nahm
Julian Nahm
Julian Nahm
+49 69 95787-242

Julian Nahm


Julian Nahm joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 2018.

He has ten years of experience in the private-equity and M&A sector. Prior to joining DBAG, he worked at the British private equity company Cinven. He began his career at Goldman Sachs, working in the area of investment banking.

Julian Nahm holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Finance from the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He also studied at the USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

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