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
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
Dixcy Textiles Private Limited Country India Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading innerwear brand in India Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 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
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
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
Fortbras Group Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading distributor of aftermarket auto parts in Brazil Deal type Buyout Invest. date Sep 2016
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
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
Faculdade da Serra Gaucha Group Country Brazil Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading private education company in the south of Brazil Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2015
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
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
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
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
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
Dufry Country Switzerland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading global travel retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 2004
Milano Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Mexico's largest discount clothing retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date May 2006
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
Gayosso Country Mexico Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Largest Mexican funeral services company Deal type Buyout Invest. date Oct 2007
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
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
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
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
Westco Jeans Country Australia Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Mall-based clothing retailer operating throughout Australia Deal type Buyout Invest. date Dec 1999
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
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
Takko Country Germany Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Leading German value fashion retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Aug 2007
Douglas Holding Country Germany Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A leading European retail conglomerate Deal type Public-to-private Invest. date Dec 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BCS Country France Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer of pre-baked frozen bread and viennoiserie Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Apr 2000
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
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
Star Foods Country Poland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Producer and distributor of snack foods Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Oct 1996
EKO Holding Country Poland Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Independent supermarket chain in Southwestern Poland Deal type Public-to-private Invest. date Nov 2012
Vision Express Country UK Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description High-street superstore optician Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Sep 1994
Homemaker Industries Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Manufacturer and distributor of braided area rugs Deal type Buyout Invest. date Jan 1997
Parmalat Country Italy Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Long-shelf-life milk and other food products Deal type PIPE Invest. date Sep 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
Brewery Holdings Country Romania Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description Brewer and distributor of beer Deal type Growth equity Invest. date Oct 1996, Jul 1998
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
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
Dollar Express Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description America's third-largest single-price retailer Deal type Buyout Invest. date Feb 1999
Noosa Yoghurt Country US Sector Retail, Consumer & Leisure Description A fast-growing leader in the yoghurt category Deal type Buyout Invest. date Nov 2014

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