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Volpi Capital expands team with the appointment of Eszter Santa

Posted on 4th November 2019

London, 04 November 2019: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Eszter Sánta to its investment team. Eszter’s appointment takes Volpi’s total headcount to 12, including nine investment professionals.

Working as part of Volpi’s investment team, Eszter will help source and execute deals across Europe. In addition, she will also work with current and prospective portfolio company management teams to help them realise their growth objectives.

Eszter, whose background includes private equity and consulting, joins with experience at Hg and C5 Capital, where she was involved in investments in business software and technology infrastructure companies. Prior to this, she worked at McKinsey, advising banks on their digital transformations in Western and Northern Europe.

Eszter is Hungarian – taking Volpi’s spread of nationalities to nine – and holds an MBA from INSEAD, having graduated on the Dean’s List. She also holds a first-class master’s degree in Finance from the Corvinus University of Budapest.

Commenting on the appointment, Marco Sodi from Volpi Capital said: “We are delighted that Eszter has joined Volpi. Eszter brings valuable technology sector expertise, which aligns well with our thesis driven origination and investment approach, targeting investment in promising businesses using technology to disrupt traditional business models and processes.

“Since 2016, we have established a strong, internationally diverse and talented team that will deliver long-term success. We look forward to further additions to the team over the next twelve months, as we continue to expand and develop as a specialist European lower mid-market firm.”

Eszter added: “Volpi presented an exciting opportunity to join a firm that is on a clear upward trajectory and made impressive progress in a short period of time. I was particularly drawn to the firm’s industry specialist focus and their entrepreneurial and ambitious culture.

“I look forward to joining the team and contributing to the firm’s positive momentum.”

Volpi was founded in 2016 by Crevan O’Grady and Marco Sodi.

About Volpi Capital

Volpi Capital is a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm. Volpi has a thesis-driven approach targeting ambitious businesses using enabling technologies to disrupt traditional B2B value chains. Volpi typically invests €25-75 million of equity in businesses with enterprise values between €50 million and €200 million and seeks to drive transformative growth through international expansion and consolidation. The firm, which was founded in 2016 by Crevan O’Grady and Marco Sodi, closed its first fund (Volpi Capital Fund I) in April 2018 with commitments of €185 million.


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