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Posted on 14th April 2022

London, 14 April: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Fairlie to its team and Investment Committee. Scott’s appointment takes Volpi’s total headcount to 17, including 11 investment professionals.

Working as part of Volpi’s investment team, Scott will source and execute deals across Europe, with a particular focus on B2B tech-enabled services. In addition, he will work with current and prospective portfolio company management teams to help them realise their growth objectives.

Scott has over 15 years of private equity and finance experience, focused predominantly in the UK and Ireland. Prior to joining Volpi, Scott was a Director at Synova where he served on several portfolio company Boards and was involved in a number of successful exits across technology, business services and education investments. He has also worked at KPMG and Bank of Scotland.

Scott is British and holds a BSc in Finance, Accounting and Management (Hons.) from the University of Nottingham. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Commenting on the appointment, Marco Sodi from Volpi Capital said: “Scott is a proven investor in the lower mid-market who comes with a fantastic reputation. His skillset and deep industry expertise fit extremely well with Volpi’s thesis-driven approach to origination and our focus on B2B tech-enabled services.

Since inception we have carefully and deliberately built an internationally diverse team, with a relentless focus on attracting industry leading talent. We will continue to grow the team in the year ahead, as we further expand and cement our position as a leading European lower mid-market firm.”

Scott added: “Volpi presented a compelling opportunity to join a firm that is on a clear upward trajectory. Their deep thematic approach to investing, alongside a clear focus on relationships and partnering with management teams, aligned strongly with my core values and experience.

I look forward to working with everyone in the team to continue their strong track record across the European lower mid-market.

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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