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Posted on 18th February 2022

London, 18 February: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Fernando Piekenbrock to its team. Fernando’s appointment takes Volpi’s total headcount to 16, including 11 investment professionals.

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

Before joining Volpi, Fernando worked across the leveraged finance platform of UniCredit, underwriting and raising debt financing structures for private equity funds across Europe, and at Pala Investments, a mining private equity fund.

Fernando has an MBA from the University of Oxford, having graduated with distinction and in the dean’s list, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Maastricht University. He is a citizen of Spain and Germany.

Commenting on the appointment, Crevan O’Grady from Volpi Capital said: “Fernando is another excellent addition to the Volpi team, bringing with him relevant investment banking and private equity experience. His skillset and expertise in the mid-market, particularly in the DACH region, fit extremely well with Volpi’s thesis driven approach to origination and our targeting of tech-enabled businesses.”

Fernando added: “I am very excited to join Volpi, a rapidly growing private equity fund, with deep industry knowledge of tech-enabled businesses and an entrepreneurial working 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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