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Posted on 19th April 2022

London, 19 April 2022: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Ignacio de Lera to its team. Ignacio's appointment takes Volpi’s total headcount to 18, including 12 investment professionals.

Working as part of Volpi’s investment team, Ignacio 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. Prior to joining Volpi, Ignacio was an Investor at HGGC, a Palo Alto-based private equity firm, where he focused primarily on software and business services investments across North America and Europe. He started his career in New York as an Investment Banker in the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance Group at Credit Suisse, where he worked on leveraged buyouts and debt financings for private equity clients.

Ignacio holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, majoring in Finance and International Business. He was born in Madrid, Spain and lived in the United States for 15 years.

Commenting on the appointment, Marco Sodi from Volpi Capital said: "We are delighted that Ignacio has joined the Volpi team. Coming from Palo Alto, Ignacio brings a wealth of technology and business services investing experience, which aligns well with our thesis-driven approach of targeting investments in high-quality tech-enabled companies that are disrupting the traditional business models and processes."

Ignacio added: “I am thrilled to be joining Volpi, a firm with deep industry expertise, a talented and experienced team, and an entrepreneurial and ambitious culture. I look forward to working with the team and contributing to Volpi's positive momentum and continued success."

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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