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Volpi Capital expands team with the appointment of Joerg Klasmeyer

Posted on 5th June 2019

London, 05 June 2019: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that Joerg Klasmeyer has joined its investment team, taking the business’ total headcount to 12, including 8 investment professionals.

Joerg, who joins the firm from Investindustrial, will work with Volpi’s investment team to originate and execute deals across Europe, with a particular focus on the DACH region. He will also work with the management teams of Volpi’s portfolio to implement their growth strategies, through buy and build and international expansion.

With over ten years of Pan-European private equity and investment banking experience, Joerg’s most recent role at Investindustrial included responsibility for Pan-European execution with a focus on lower mid-market companies, as well as advising portfolio companies.

Joerg began his career in investment banking at Lazard where he was part of the Germany coverage team and Morgan Stanley where he was part of the Global Industrials Group. After two years at Pamplona Capital Management, where he had responsibility for origination and execution, Joerg joined Bain Capital Credit where he was part of their Credit Opportunities Fund, focused on special situations and loan-to-own deals.

Joerg is German and holds a Magister Iuris (with distinction), with a specialisation in corporate law, from the University of Cologne.

Commenting on the appointment, Crevan O’Grady from Volpi Capital said: “Joerg is another excellent appointment for Volpi and we welcome him to the team. His skillset and expertise, particularly in the DACH region, fit extremely well with Volpi’s thesis driven approach to origination and our targeting of tech-enabled businesses.

“Since inception we have carefully and deliberately built an internationally diverse team, with a relentless focus on attracting industry leading talent. We will continue to grow the team in the year ahead, as we further expand and cement our market position as a specialist European lower mid-market firm.”

Joerg added: “I am delighted to join Volpi. The firm has already made tremendous progress since being founded in 2016 with its ‘pick-your-partner’ approach, a clear market differentiator, driving significant impact across the firm’s portfolio.

“I look forward to playing a key role in driving Volpi’s continued development and to working with the team, portfolio management teams and our limited partners.”

Joerg’s appointment is the second this year with Erik Berggren, a Nordic specialist, joining in March. 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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