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Volpi Capital expands team with the appointment of Justin Franssen

Posted on 13th September 2021

London, 1 November: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Justin Franssen to its team. Justin’s appointment takes Volpi’s total headcount to 15, including 9 investment professionals.

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

Justin has an investment banking background and joins from J.P. Morgan, where he was part of the Technology M&A team. Prior to this, he worked in the Technology, Media and Telecom (“TMT”) M&A team at Barclays in London.

Justin is a Dutch national and holds a graduate (MSc) degree in Financial Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam where graduated cum laude. He also holds a graduate (LLM) degree in Corporate Law from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Commenting on the appointment, Crevan O’Grady from Volpi Capital said: “We are delighted that Justin has joined Volpi. He brings valuable technology sector expertise, which aligns well with our thesis-driven approach targeting investments in ambitious businesses using technology to disrupt traditional business models and processes.”

Justin added: “I am very excited to join Volpi, a firm with deep sector expertise, a talented and experienced team and an entrepreneurial and ambitious culture. I look forward to working with the team, the portfolio management teams and our limited partners to contribute to Volpi’s positive momentum.”

About Volpi Capital

Volpi Capital is a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm seeking ambitious businesses that use technology 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 second fund (Volpi Capital Fund II) in December 2020 with €323 million of commitments.


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