Bringing people and capital together in carefully nurtured investment opportunities
We have built a strong reputation over 85 years of active investment in private equity and over 35 years of buy-outs. We use this reputation to maintain an extensive network across Europe, with deep local foundations.
We use our extensive network among business owners, exceptional managers, industry experts and leading advisors to gain early access to high-quality opportunities and outstanding management teams.
We connect previous transaction experience, managerial know-how, industrial expertise, business insight and capital structuring to maximize growth potential.
€12bn+INVESTED SINCE 1994
One firm, one team working in a true partnership with management
Our integrated, open and flexible approach allows us to collaborate freely across countries and sectors. We combine the skills, knowledge and experience of our entire team to help to build successful businesses over the long-term.
Our main goal is always to maximise investment choice and minimise investment pressure. We therefore reject internal sector and territorial silos and insist on a "one team" approach.
We work in close partnership with management. We are responsive, decisive and proactive business partners and we act with conviction and integrity.
Unlocking growth potential for ambitious management teams
We invest in businesses with multiple avenues for growth and work with management to realise those opportunities.
Whether launching new products, investing to grow a business unit, entering adjacencies, expanding internationally or improving efficiency, our team has extensive expertise in implementing transformational change alongside management to create value.
We invest in companies with proven growth potential, where we believe that our team and our capital will empower management, allowing them to take the business to the next level.