Private Equity

Europe

For 38 years, our European Private Equity team has been actively investing across countries and sectors in Europe. We have deployed over €6 billion across more than 50 investments in 14 countries. We have an established position as one of the pre-eminent mid-market private equity investors in the region, with a differentiated approach that ensures a strong alignment of interests with our investors and portfolio companies.

We focus on investment opportunities in European-headquartered mid-sized companies with strong growth potential, solid cash flow, prominent positioning within their industry, and the best management with a robust track record. We primarily target companies in business services and tech-enabled industries and make investments across consumer goods and industrials.

We seek buyouts, controlling stakes or substantial minority stakes in companies with €10-40 million EBITDA and high growth potential, which typically require equity investments of €100-200 million. We are flexible and patient investors and leverage our global resources, talent and expertise to support our portfolio companies.

Investcorp’s post-acquisition model provides value-added management and oversight support using a mixture of financial, operational and strategic expertise. We seek to be a strategic partner to management teams by providing human and capital resources to support geographic expansion, growth through acquisitions and greenfield developments, and/or leveraging our global network to support companies at the operating and board level.

Our in-house investment team is supported by a network of external Advisory Directors who work in partnership with our portfolio companies to help assess the strategic direction of their businesses, identify new opportunities, propose ideas for cash-flow improvement, provide leadership advice and/or evaluate add-on investments.