L Catterton Europe is the European fund of L Catterton, the biggest international consumer-focused non-public fairness agency.

With greater than 20 years of expertise within the sector, L Catterton Europe is targeted on making investments of €30-80m in Western Europe middle-market development firms.

L Catterton’s method is pushed by a mixture of shopper focus, international attain, and intensive working sources. L Catterton’s longstanding, sector-specific experience has helped to domesticate a strategic international community, which positions the agency as a partner-of-choice to assist rising shopper companies realise their potential.

On the core of L Catterton’s technique is the agency’s robust (and regularly proprietary) deal-flow and differentiated working capabilities which might be deployed to assist its portfolio firms. Most of the companions at L Catterton have had direct accountability for the administration of shopper firms, and the mix of personal fairness funding data and working experience add worth to portfolio firms and help in sourcing funding alternatives.

Supported by L Catterton World co-CEOs, J Michael Chu and Scott Dahnke, L Catterton Europe is managed by six skilled companions in London, Paris, and Milan places of work.

The fund is led by managing associate Luigi Feola, with greater than 25 years of expertise within the international luxurious and shopper retail sector. Previous to becoming a member of L Catterton in 2019, he served as senior managing director Europe and joint-head of shopper with Temasek, the Singapore-headquartered funding firm with a portfolio of $235bn.

L Catterton Europe additionally advantages from the experience of 5 companions, together with Jean-Philippe Barade, who brings with him greater than 15 years of expertise in non-public fairness, specializing in shopper and retail. He beforehand served as co-founder of B&B Funding Companions, a London-based fund sponsored by Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Arabella Caporello joined L Catterton after 20 years in non-public fairness. She has served at Creation Worldwide and Investindustrial.

Eduardo Velasco has been with L Catterton since 2004. Previous to becoming a member of the agency, he labored as senior guide in transaction providers at Deloitte Company Finance.

Nicolas Desbois serves as associate and group CFO for L Catterton Europe and L Catterton Actual Property. He was beforehand the CFO of the media and press group at LVMH.

Jeremy Sanders serves as Working Companion and has intensive working expertise, having led PE-backed companies within the hospitality, pet, and journey sectors.

The companions of L Catterton Europe are supported by devoted and seasoned funding professionals, an working staff, and senior advisors. The fund additionally advantages from the broader sources of a deep staff of almost 200 funding and working professionals all over the world.

L Catterton believes the breadth and attain of its sources are unmatched within the shopper non-public fairness business, and supply the agency with capabilities that profit potential portfolio firms — and, finally, traders.

Previously 12 months, L Catterton Europe introduced a number of main transactions, together with investments in Butternut Field, Etro, JOTT, and IAFStore. This exemplifies L Catterton’s technique of figuring out and investing in rising shopper classes. In 2021, the agency acquired a majority stake within the storied international footwear model Birkenstock, positioning the corporate for continued international enlargement.

With its distinctive funding platform, international sources and attain, and up to date new hires, L Catterton Europe is ready to proceed implementing strategic plans to foster development within the area.


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