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Volpi Capital expands team with the appointment of Mathieu Himpe

Posted on 11th February 2020

London, 11 February 2020: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Mathieu Himpe to its investment team. Mathieu’s appointment takes Volpi’s total headcount to 15, including ten investment professionals.

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

Mathieu, whose background includes private equity and strategy consulting, joins with experience at Gimv, where he was involved in investments in software, engineered products and industrials. Prior to this, he worked at Roland Berger, advising corporates across sectors on different strategic topics, as well as PE funds on various commercial due diligence assignments.

Mathieu Himpe is Belgian – taking Volpi’s spread of nationalities to ten – and holds Master’s degrees from Solvay Business School and Vlerick Business School.

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

“Since 2016, we have established a strong, diverse and internationally 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.”

Mathieu added: “What attracts me to Volpi is the combination of a well-articulated investment approach with a highly motivated and pragmatic team, the success of which has been demonstrated by the recent expansive track record.

I am extremely excited to work with everyone on this team and help realize the collective ambitions.”

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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