Since its creation in 2006, the LFPI Group’s co-investment activity has specialized in the main European countries (excluding France) and small and midcap buyout funds. Its vocation is to join forces with the main management companies operating in their respective countries. The investment strategy includes primary and secondary investments as well as co-investments alongside some of the funds in which the LFPI Group has invested.
The team has invested in more than 70 funds in Europe (in primary and secondary) and made more than 40 direct co-investments (> 500 M € invested). It maintains close relationships with its partners, sitting, in most cases, on supervisory committees as well as on certain fund investment committees, or on the boards of companies in which it has invested.
The activity is focused on the following areas: German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Southern Europe (Italy, Spain), Benelux and the Nordic countries. On a more ad hoc basis, it can invest in Central Europe and Turkey.
With regard to co-investments, the LFPI Group targets companies that are well established in their domestic market and have international growth prospects, as well as funds with a size of 100 to 500 M € of commitments with the same investment target.
The underlying companies must achieve a turnover which is, in the majority of cases, between 20 and 500 M € with a proven business model and significant market shares.
The LFPI Group has chosen a multisectoral approach but focuses mainly on the agri-food, education, software, business services and health sectors.
The chosen strategy favors small and midcap buy-out funds (majority shareholdings in the capital of SMEs using leverage).
The investment commitments made are, on average, between 5 and 20 M € for each of the funds selected.
With nearly 15 years of experience in Europe and a very international team, the LFPI Group selects the best management teams with which it forges close partnerships in order to promote co-investments and structured financing.
Asset Manager, LFPI Italia Reim spa
Master’s degree in Building Engineering – Architecture at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), during which he carried out different stages in Italy and abroad.
In 2017 he started his career working as integrated designer (Architect – Engineer) at the studio BE.ST in Milan.
In 2019 he entered the world of real estate management working as Technical Manager in Prelios Integra spa, where he was responsible of more than 160 assets of different typologies and dimension, with a specific focus on multitenant office buildings.
Davide joined LFPI Italia Reim as Asset Manager in June 2021.
Investment Analyst, LFPI Italia Reim spa
Graduated in Economics and Management from the LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome (Italy), with an exchange program at the London School of Economics (LSE), London (UK). Subsequently, he obtained a double degree from LUISS Guido Carli (MSc in Corporate Finance) and Tilburg University (MSc in Finance at the School of Economics and Management – TiSEM), Tilburg (Netherlands).
In September 2020, he started his career working in the Equity Research – Infrastructure & Renewable Energy team at Kempen & Co., Amsterdam. From March 2021 he carried out a second internship experience at Euronext, Brussels (Belgium) in the Equity Listing team while from July 2021 he carried another internship experience in the Capital Markets – Office Investment Properties team of CBRE, Milan. Since February 2022, Nicholas has been part of LFPI Italia Reim as an Investment Analyst.
Managing Director, LFPE SA (Switzerland) & LFPE GmbH (Germany)
Marc graduated from Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University and has 18 years of experience in all types of non-listed investments.
Prior to joining LFPI Group in 2006, Marc worked for KfW Group in Frankfurt where he was responsible for private equity operations. As a Director of LFPI Group in Geneva (Switzerland), Marc leads co-investments in Europe (primary, secondary, co-investments and funds) targeting the small and mid-cap market.
Marc also co-manages LFPI’s private debt activities in German-speaking countries. Marc is a member of several advisory boards in private equity funds and portfolio companies in 14 countries in Europe. He also leads LFPE’s teams in Geneva and Frankfurt.
Private Equity Analyst, LFPE SA (Switzerland)
Prior to joining LFPI, Alexander gained experience in Equity Research at Rabobank. He holds a master’s degree in Banking & Finance from the University of St. Gallen.
Alexander joined LFPI Group in 2015 and is responsible for Private Equity investments (primary, secondary and direct investments) in the Benelux area, mainly in the small & medium sized markets.
Graduate of the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA Lyon)
Jean has 10 years of experience in corporate finance and private equity. He started his career as a financial auditor at PWC in Paris in the industry department before joining the transaction service department of EY in Paris and Geneva. He then joined the team in charge of non-listed investments at Longbow Finance SA (Familly office).
At LFPI, Jean is in charge of Private Equity investments (primary, secondary and direct investments) in Southern Europe, mainly in the small and medium sized companies market.
Private Equity Analyst, LFPE SA (Switzerland)
After graduating from UCA and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Francisco joined LFPI as a Private Equity Analyst in the Geneva office in 2020 after completing an internship in the Private Debt team in Frankfurt.
He also gained experience in Corporate and Investment Banking at BBVA and in Commercial Sales at Citibank.
Office Manager, LFPE SA
Paola graduated from the School of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Geneva. After 12 years at Winston & Strawn LLP as a paralegal, she joined the LFPE Geneva team in 2014 as an office manager and administrative assistant.