Advent International appoints Nicolas Chavanne to lead its European Retail, Consumer and Leisure team

  • Nicolas joins from TowerBrook Capital Partners, the global investment management firm

LONDON, March 2nd, 2020 – Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, today announced that it has appointed Nicolas Chavanne to lead the firm’s Retail, Consumer and Leisure (RCL) sector team in Europe.

Nicolas joins from TowerBrook, where he most recently served as a Managing Director. He has over 14 years investment experience across Europe including several consumer-facing deals, omni-channel distribution businesses and investments within the wider RCL sector. Prior to TowerBrook, Nicolas worked at Greenhill, a leading independent investment bank, having started his career at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He graduated with an MA in Management, Financial and Legal Engineering from Ecole Supérieure De Commerce De Paris, France, in 2000.

Advent has significant investment experience in the retail, consumer and leisure sector. In the past 29 years, the firm has invested more than $11 billion in over 75 companies in the sector worldwide.

Commenting on the news of his appointment, Nicolas Chavanne, Managing Director said: “Now is an interesting time for the retail and consumer sector in Europe for businesses actively engaging with customers, with opportunities to invest in themes addressing growing customer wallet shares, and with large corporations refocusing their historical brand portfolios. Advent has a strong track record of consumer investments and I could not be more excited to be joining the team.”

Ranjan Sen, Managing Partner at Advent, who will continue to provide oversight of the RCL sector in Europe, added: “Nicolas has an impressive track record and will be a great asset to our European team. He will bring an important insight to our retail, consumer and leisure practice, and we very much look forward to having him on board.”

About Advent International

Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. The firm has invested in over 350 private equity transactions in 41 countries, and as of September 30, 2019, had €51.9 billion in assets under management. With 15 offices in 12 countries, Advent has established a globally integrated team of over 200 investment professionals across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. The firm focuses on investments in five core sectors, including business and financial services; health care; industrial; retail, consumer and leisure; and technology. After 35 years dedicated to international investing, Advent remains committed to partnering with management teams to deliver sustained revenue and earnings growth for its portfolio companies.

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