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
Bojangles' Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading quick-service-restaurant operator in the southeastern US, specializing in Cajun-style fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits and iced tea Deal type Buyout Invest. date Aug 2011
Charlotte Russe Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Specialty retailer of value-priced fashion, clothing and accessories for young women Deal type Public-to-private Invest. date Oct 2009
Dollar Express Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description America's third-largest single-price retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 1999
Five Below Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading retailer of extreme-value merchandise for the teen and pre-teen market Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 2010
Homemaker Industries Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer and distributor of braided area rugs Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 1997
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
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
Making Memories Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Supplier of scrapbooking products and craft supplies Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2005
Maurice Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Retailer of men's and women's casual clothing Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Specialty retailer of consumer electronics Deal type Growth equity Invest. date May 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
First Watch Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Operator of full-service daytime cafes serving breakfast, brunch and lunch Deal type Buyout Invest. date Aug 2017
Devro Holdings Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Worldwide manufacturer of edible collagen sausage casings Deal type Buyout Invest. date Apr 1991
DFS Furniture Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description The UK's leading sofa retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jun 2010
Fat Face Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description UK's leading active lifestyle clothing retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Apr 2005
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
HMV Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Retailer of music, books and videos Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 1998
New Look Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description High-street value fashion chain Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 1996
Poundland Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description UK's No. 1 single-price discount retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jun 2002
Vision Express Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description High-street superstore optician Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Sep 1994
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
Dufry Country Switzerland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading global travel retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 2004
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
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
Brewery Holdings Country Romania Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Brewer and distributor of beer Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Oct 1996, Jul 1998
Airport Shoppes Country Puerto Rico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading airport restaurant and in-flight catering group in Puerto Rico (merged into Advent portfolio company International Meal Company) Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 2008
EKO Holding Country Poland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Independent supermarket chain in Southwestern Poland Deal type Public-to-private Invest. date Nov 2012
Star Foods Country Poland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer and distributor of snack foods Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Oct 1996
Aeroboutiques (Latinoamericana Duty Free) Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading operator of duty-free concessions in Mexico Deal type Buyout Invest. date Dec 1996
Aerocomidas Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading operator of restaurants and bars in Mexican airports Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Oct 2002
Arabela Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Door-to-door retailer of assorted beauty and personal-care products Deal type Buyout 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
Gayosso Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest Mexican funeral services company Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 2007
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
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
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
Parmalat Country Italy Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Long-shelf-life milk and other food products Deal type PIPE Invest. date Sep 1990
Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited Country India Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description India’s leading supplier of consumer electrical goods, lighting and lighting automation systems Deal type Carve-out Invest. date Jul 2015
Dixcy Textiles Private Limited Country India Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading innerwear brand in India Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 2017
Csabai Konzervgyar Country Hungary Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer of pasta, canned vegetables and tetrapak fruit juices Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 1996
Hajdu Bet Country Hungary Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer and distributor of poultry Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Dec 1996
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
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

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