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Volpi Capital expands team with the appointment of Markus Zejermann

Posted on 11th September 2019

London, 11 September 2019: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist pan-European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that Markus Zejermann has joined its investment team, taking the business’ total headcount to 11, including 8 investment professionals.

Markus will work with Volpi’s investment team to lead the execution of deals across Europe. Leveraging his extensive network developed over the years, Markus will play a key part in sourcing new deals, pursuing Volpi’s thematic approach. With proven experience in management consulting, he will also share his expertise with the management teams of Volpi’s portfolio to support the implementation of their growth strategies, through buy and build and international expansion.

Markus brings with him a strong pan-European deal track record from his six years in private equity, having completed acquisitions in the mid-market in Germany, Spain, France, and the UK, including in Volpi’s core sectors such as business services and technology. Previously as a management consultant Markus was driving company value creation through strategy development and operational improvement in projects. These included delivering the design of go-to-market strategies, supply chain transformations, turnaround strategies, and implementation plans.

Markus joins from L-GAM Advisers, where he was a Principal. His focus was on sourcing, due diligence, and execution in the mid-market and he was involved in a number of transactions across Europe. Prior to this he was in the Portfolio Operations team at The Gores Group in London, and he also spent seven years at Bain & Company where he was consulting on private equity due diligence and on corporate strategy, amongst others for blue chip technology and telecoms clients across Europe, US, and the Middle East.

Markus is a German and Australian national and holds a MSc. in Finance from the London School of Economics.

Commenting on the appointment, Crevan O’Grady from Volpi Capital said: “Markus is another great addition to the team, further reinforcing Volpi’s skillset and expertise. His strong deal track-record in Volpi’s key sectors and geographies fits extremely well with our thesis driven approach to origination and our targeting of tech-enabled businesses.

“From the start, Marco and I have made a point of building a strong international team with a varied set of skills and expertise. Today, the team at Volpi can pride itself on speaking seven European languages, allowing us to build an unrivalled proprietary deal flow. We look forward to welcoming Markus to the team to further expand and cement our market position as a specialist European lower mid-market firm.”

Markus added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Volpi. I was particularly drawn to the firm’s ‘pick-your-partner’ approach which is to me a clear market differentiator. With Volpi’s impressive recent acquisitions and exciting deals in the pipeline, I look forward to contributing to the firm’s continued development along with its portfolio companies.”

Markus’s appointment is the third this year with Joerg Klasmeyer and Erik Berggren having joined in June and March respectively. 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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