Innovative RFK S p A: Pokescuse Press Release



Milan, January 15, 2022 – Innovative – RFK SpA, a holding company listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange, announces the entry, for a 10% stake and a call for an additional 8% to be exercised by 2023, in the social capital of the innovative startup Zuclem Srl, owner of the “PokeScuse” brand with which the so-called “PokeScuse” are marketed. poke bowl – a dish from Hawaiian cuisine that receives considerable consumer feedback. The operation will be functional in the pursuit of the expansion of the poke bars of the chain, already present with more than 30 points of sale on the national territory.

The Zuclem Company, founded in 2019, is now one of the main chains in the sector and is preparing to close the 2021 financial year with 30 direct and franchise stores, a cumulative turnover of more than 10 million euros. euros, a growth of more than 600% compared to 2020 and a margin per store of more than 20%. The Company has also developed innovative management software for the coordination and operational optimization of the various points of sale. The bowls are assembled with a mix of proteins (mainly fish, or proteins of vegetable origin), carbohydrates (rice, cereals, …), vegetables and sauces, are therefore very appreciated by those who bet on tasty and healthy cuisine. Moreover, being easily transportable, they are also required as a product for food delivery, i.e. for those who need a quick lunch at home or in the office.

“We are delighted to become a partner of a reality like Pokescuse – declares Antonello Carlucci, CEO of i-rfk- a company that defines a new way of doing catering, through a modern, innovative and healthy approach to the world of We also appreciated the energy and experience of the team of entrepreneurs who set up and managed the opening of 30 new stores nationwide in less than 2 years. happy to support growth and accompany the company in its continued development for years to come”.

Nicolò Zuanon and Christopher Clementi, founders and CEO of Zuclem Srl declare: “We are delighted to be considered among the main poke bowl chains in Europe. Thanks also to the help of Innovative – RFK SpA, we will consolidate a development important throughout 2022 and we will continue to export our street-fast food philosophy abroad”.

Alfredo Mancin, Development Manager of Zuclem srl says: “After understanding where the pokescuse brand could position itself in the market, it was not difficult to define the strategy to put into practice – a mix of locations in cities secondary and in the most important historical centers – also taking a look at the shopping centers in which it was interesting to be present. The development so far has been exponential throughout northern Italy, with a particular focus on Veneto, Friuli and Lombardy. In 2022, we will continue to open more stores in other regions, in line with our strategies and in the face of increasingly fierce competition”.

About Innovation – RFK

Innovant – RFK is an investment holding company listed on Euronext Access Paris, which invests mainly in innovative start-ups and innovative SMEs. Innovative-RFK’s partner is the consulting firm RedFish Management & Advisory (Kayak Srl) which assisted Innovative-RFK in the transaction with Avv. Federico Bellan, lawyer for AkranIP and lawyer for Sixth Sense Srl.

Zuclem was assisted in the transaction by LCA Studio Legale with partner Christian Caserini and senior partner Luca Montolivo.

The public deed of subscription by the innovator -RFK SpA of the capital increase of Zuclem Srl (extraordinary meeting of January 15, 2022) was drawn up by the notary public Amedeo Venditti in Milan.

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