Since establishing our private equity strategy in 1989, we have invested in over 330 private equity investments in 40 countries.

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Company Country Sector Description Deal type Invest. date
Zindart Industrial Company Country Hong Kong Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer of die-cast and injection-molded collectible products for consumer companies Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jul 1993
Westco Jeans Country Australia Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Mall-based clothing retailer operating throughout Australia Deal type Buyout Invest. date Dec 1999
Vision Express Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description High-street superstore optician Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Sep 1994
Viena Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Brazil's leading casual dining restaurant chain (merged into Advent portfolio company International Meal Company) Deal type Buyout Invest. date Nov 2007
Unmas Country Turkey Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Turkey's leading producer of high-quality branded and packaged value-added bakery products Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2003
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Specialty retailer of consumer electronics Deal type Growth equity Invest. date May 1996
The Learning Lab Country Singapore Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading provider of K-12 academic enrichment and tutorial services in Singapore Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 2014
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest privately-held specialty premium coffee and tea retailer in the US Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 2013
Takko Country Germany Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading German value fashion retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Aug 2007
Stokomani Country France Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading French discount wholesaler of branded goods, specializing in end-of-line products Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2007
Star Foods Country Poland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer and distributor of snack foods Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Oct 1996
Sovos Brands Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Company formed to acquire and build a portfolio of food and beverage brands; its first acquisition is Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, a producer of premium, authentic frozen Italian entrées Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 2017
Shoes For Crews Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading designer and marketer of non-slip footwear for the restaurant and foodservice industry Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jul 2004
Serta Simmons Bedding Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Owns and manages two of the largest brands in the mattress industry: National Bedding Company, the largest licensee and majority shareholder of Serta Inc., and Simmons Bedding Company Deal type Recapitalization Invest. date Oct 2012
Restoque/Dudalina Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description One of Brazil's leading producers and retailers of fashion, business and casual wear Deal type Buyout Invest. date Dec 2013
Quero-Quero Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading home improvement retailer, credit card issuer and consumer finance company in the south of Brazil Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 2008
PPF - Partner in Pet Food Country Hungary Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description One of Europe’s largest producers of private-label pet food Deal type Carve-out Invest. date Jun 2011
Poundland Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description UK's No. 1 single-price discount retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jun 2002
PCs Compleat Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Retailer of brand-name personal computer systems, software, peripherals and related products to professional end users in the small-office/home-office market Deal type Growth equity Invest. date May 1994
Party City Holdings Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description America's largest retailer, designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty party goods Deal type Buyout, Secondary buyout Invest. date Aug 2008, Jul 2012
Parques Reunidos Country Spain Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading Spanish and European leisure park operator Deal type Public-to-private Invest. date Dec 2003
Parmalat Country Italy Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Long-shelf-life milk and other food products Deal type PIPE Invest. date Sep 1990
Original San Francisco Toymakers Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Creator and marketer of toys and consumer products Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Nov 1994
Noosa Yoghurt Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A fast-growing leader in the yoghurt category Deal type Buyout Invest. date Nov 2014
New Look Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description High-street value fashion chain Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 1996
Naj-Oleari Country Italy Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Designer, retailer and distributor of printed fabrics, clothing, accessories and stationery targeted at young children and teenagers Deal type Recapitalization Invest. date Oct 1990
Moulin International Holdings Country Hong Kong Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest manufacturer, distributor and retailer of optical frames in Hong Kong Deal type PIPE Invest. date Oct 1998
Milano Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Mexico's largest discount clothing retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2006
Maurice Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Retailer of men's and women's casual clothing Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 1994
Making Memories Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Supplier of scrapbooking products and craft supplies Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2005
lululemon athletica Country Canada Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Premier specialty retailer of athletic and yoga apparel Deal type Growth equity, Recapitalization Invest. date Dec 2005, Sep 2014
LifeMiles B.V. Country Colombia Sector Business & Financial Services; Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description One of the largest and fastest-growing loyalty coalition programs in Latin America Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Aug 2015
Kroton Educacional Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest private education company in Latin America and one of the largest worldwide Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Jul 2009
Kirkland's Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description America's largest mall-based specialty retailer of decorative home accessories and gifts Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jun 1996
King Koil China Country China Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading, Shanghai-based, premium manufacturer and retailer of mattresses in China Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 2016
International Meal Company Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading multi-brand, quick casual restaurant chain in Latin America Deal type Buyout Invest. date Nov 2006
ILVA Country Denmark Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Danish furniture retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 2003
Hudson Group Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description North America's leading travel retailer (acquired by Advent portfolio company Dufry) Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 2008
Hua Yang Printing Country Hong Kong Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer of complex, high-quality books and specialty packaging (acquired by Advent portfolio company Zindart) Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 1995
Homemaker Industries Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer and distributor of braided area rugs Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 1997
HMV Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Retailer of music, books and videos Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 1998
Herlitz Country Germany Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading German stationery group Deal type PIPE Invest. date Oct 2005
Hajdu Bet Country Hungary Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer and distributor of poultry Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Dec 1996
Grupo RA Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest operator of restaurants and snack bars in Brazilian airports (merged into Advent portfolio company International Meal Company) Deal type Buyout Invest. date Apr 2007
Grupo La Mansión Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading operator of casual dining restaurants in Mexico, including the flagship La Mansión steakhouse chain (merged into Advent portfolio company International Meal Company) Deal type Buyout Invest. date Nov 2006
Graffigna Country Argentina Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer of premium wine and champagne Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 1999
GESA - Grupo Embotelladores del Sureste SA Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Bottler and distributor of Pepsi-Cola and other regional soft drinks in southern Mexico Deal type Recapitalization Invest. date Dec 1998
Gérard Darel Country France Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Designer, retailer and distributor of high-end womenswear and leather goods Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jul 2008
Gayosso Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest Mexican funeral services company Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 2007
Gaymer Group Europe Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer of light alcoholic beverages and soft drinks Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 1992

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