Since establishing our private equity strategy in 1989, we have invested in over 380 private equity investments in 42 countries.

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Company Country Sector Description Deal type Invest. date
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
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
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
Bojangles' Country United States 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
Dufry South America (formerly Brasif) Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Brazil's leading travel retail operator (acquired by Advent portfolio company Dufry) Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 2006
Milano Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Mexico's largest discount clothing retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2006
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
DFS Furniture Country United Kingdom Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description The UK's leading sofa retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jun 2010
Dollar Express Country United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description America's third-largest single-price retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 1999
Restoque 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
Dufry Country Switzerland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading global travel retailer Deal type Buyout, PIPE Invest. date Feb 2004, Oct 2020
Fat Face Country United Kingdom Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description UK's leading active lifestyle clothing retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Apr 2005
Five Below Country United States 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
Gayosso Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest Mexican funeral services company Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 2007
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
Graffigna Country Argentina Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer of premium wine and champagne Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 1999
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
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
Homemaker Industries Country United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer and distributor of braided area rugs Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 1997
Hudson Group Country United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description North America's leading travel retailer (acquired by Advent portfolio company Dufry) Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 2008
ILVA Country Denmark Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Danish furniture retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 2003
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
Kirkland's Country United States 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 United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Supplier of scrapbooking products and craft supplies Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2005
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
Maurice Country United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Retailer of men's and women's casual clothing Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 1994
New Look Country United Kingdom Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description High-street value fashion chain Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 1996
Noosa Yoghurt Country United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A fast-growing leader in the yoghurt category Deal type Buyout Invest. date Nov 2014
Party City Holdings Country United States 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
Poundland Country United Kingdom Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description UK's No. 1 single-price discount retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jun 2002
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
Shoes For Crews Country United States 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
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
Takko Country Germany Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading German value fashion retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Aug 2007
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Country United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest privately-held specialty premium coffee and tea retailer in the US Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 2013
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
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
Westco Jeans Country Australia Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Mall-based clothing retailer operating throughout Australia Deal type Buyout Invest. date Dec 1999
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
Faculdade da Serra Gaucha Group (FSG) Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading private education company in the south of Brazil Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2015
Fortbras Group Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading distributor of aftermarket auto parts in Brazil Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 2016
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
Sovos Brands Country United States 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 United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Operator of full-service daytime cafes serving breakfast, brunch and lunch Deal type Buyout Invest. date Aug 2017
Dixcy Textiles Private Limited Country India Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading innerwear brand in India Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 2017
Aimbridge Hospitality Country United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description North America's leading third-party hotel operator Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 2019
Olaplex Country United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A prestige haircare brand focused on strengthening and repairing damaged hair Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 2020
DFM Foods Country India Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A packaged foods company that primarily sells extruded corn based savory snacks across India Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 2020
Thrasio Country United States Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure; Technology Description A next generation consumer products platform that acquires and enhances leading third-party e-commerce brands operating on Amazon and other online marketplaces Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jul 2020
Grupo CRM Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description The largest direct-to-consumer premium chocolate player in Brazil Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 2020

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