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

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Euro United Country Canada Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer of resin-based furniture and large houseware products Deal type Recapitalization Invest. date Nov 1998
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
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
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
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
Devin Country Bulgaria Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Bulgaria's leading bottler of mineral water and distributor of soft drinks Deal type Public-to-private Invest. date Nov 2009
Douglas Holding Country Germany Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading European retail conglomerate Deal type Public-to-private Invest. date Dec 2012
EKO Holding Country Poland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Independent supermarket chain in Southwestern Poland Deal type Public-to-private Invest. date Nov 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
Herlitz Country Germany Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading German stationery group Deal type PIPE Invest. date Oct 2005
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
Parmalat Country Italy Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Long-shelf-life milk and other food products Deal type PIPE Invest. date Sep 1990
Estácio Participações Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description The second-largest post-secondary education company in Brazil Deal type PIPE Invest. date Aug 2017
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
BCS Country France Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer of pre-baked frozen bread and viennoiserie Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Apr 2000
Brewery Holdings Country Romania Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Brewer and distributor of beer Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Oct 1996, Jul 1998
Hajdu Bet Country Hungary Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer and distributor of poultry Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Dec 1996
Star Foods Country Poland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer and distributor of snack foods Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Oct 1996
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
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
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
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
Tweeter Home Entertainment Group Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Specialty retailer of consumer electronics Deal type Growth equity Invest. date May 1996
Vision Express Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description High-street superstore optician Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Sep 1994
Cataratas do Iguaçu Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest concessionaire and operator of services in national parks in Brazil Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Dec 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Dollar Express Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description America's third-largest single-price retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 1999
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
Dufry Country Switzerland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading global travel retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 2004
Fat Face Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description UK's leading active lifestyle clothing retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Apr 2005
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
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
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
HMV Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Retailer of music, books and videos Deal type Buyout Invest. date Mar 1998
Homemaker Industries Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer and distributor of braided area rugs Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 1997

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