S.V. was an Italian firm that manufactured defence products, textiles, chemicals, perfumes, and corrugated paper among other products. Only barely surviving the crash of 1929, S.V. recovered under the leadership of Franco Marinotti and enjoyed prosperity until World War II, when the manufacturing plants were heavily bombed by the Allies. In November 2009, S.V. debt reached almost 25 million Euros. As of December 2009, S.V. was to present its debt-restructuring plan to the Milan court system for approval, but the attempt to save the firm failed in April 2010.