Cinven Ltd

Official name: 
Cinven Limited

Contact Details

Cinven Ltd
Main Office
Warwick Court Paternoster Square
London EC4M 7AG
Phone: +44 (20) 7661-3333
Fax: +44 (20) 7661-3888

Corporate Profile

12th Nov 1987
Registration No.: 
Registration country: 
United Kingdom
Asset Managers
Company type: 
British private equity firm focused on European acquisitions and buyouts
Established in 1977, Cinven is one of the most prominent and successful investors in the European buyout market. Their reputation has been built on their pioneering transactions, the quality of their people and the exceptional success of their funds. Their achievements rest on proven ability to apply effective investment strategies to their portfolio of leading companies, thereby creating value and long term growth.

Funds managed / advised

Fund Curr Amount Fund type Year Status
Cinven Fund No 1 LP 1,638,800,000 buyout 1996 Final Closing
The Second Cinven Fund No 1 LP 2,458,200,000 buyout 1998 Final Closing
The Third Cinven Fund EUR 4,300,000,000 buyout 2002 Final Closing
The Fourth Cinven Fund EUR 6,580,000,000 buyout 2006 Final Closing

Investment Preferences

Investor type: independent
Investment stage: Buyouts
Geographic focus: Worldwide
Industry focus: Business Services, Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrials, and Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT)

Sample Investments

Company Profile Amount Industry Ctry Stage Date
Ahlsell AB EUR Building Materials & Fixtures SE Buyout Jan 2006
Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd Ainscough Crane Hire is an independent company registered and based in the UK. Heavy Construction GB Dec 1993
Allied Carpets Specialty Retailers GB Aug 1991
Amadeus IT Group Leading global distribution system (GDS) and technology provider for travel and tourism industries EUR Computer Services ES Jun 2005
Aprovia SA EUR Publishing FR Jun 2002
Argent Energy (UK) Ltd EUR Renewable Energy Equipment GB Sep 1997
Artfresh Specialised Consumer Services GB
Associated Fresh Foods Ltd Food Producers GB
Avecia Biotechnology Ltd EUR Biotechnology US Jun 1999
Avio Group EUR Aerospace IT Dec 2006
Avolon Aerospace Ltd Provider of aircraft leasing and management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide USD Aerospace IE May 2010
Azlan Group Business Support Services GB Mar 1991
BTG International Ltd GB Mar 1992
Beauty International Fragrances Specialised Consumer Services GB
British Bus Ltd Business Support Services GB May 1994
CBR Fashion Holding EUR Apparel Retailers DE Nov 2004
CDP International Business Support Services IT
CIFA Industrial Machinery IT Dec 1995
COMAX USD Business Support Services GB Apr 1997
Camaïeu EUR Apparel Retailers FR May 2007

Current employees

Name Job title Office
Christopher Anderson
David Barker Partner - TMT Sector
Caspar Berendsen Partner - Financial Services Sector
Anthony Cardona Associate
Peter Catterall Partner - Consumer & Finance Services Sector
Soren Christensen Partner
Domenico Cipolla Associate
Mike Colato Finance Director
Maxim Crewe Principal - Financial Services Sector
Guy Davison Partner - Consumer & Industrial Sectors
Andrea Ferrante Principal - Consumer Sector
Anthony Garton
Rebecca Gibson Partner - Healthcare & Consumer Sectors
Chris Good Principal - TMT Sector
Robin Hall Chairman
Olaf Hartmann Principal - Industrials Sector
Alexandra Hess Partner
Magnus Hildingsson Principal - Industrials Sector
Christoph Hobo
Andrew Joy Partner

Past employees

Name Job title Employer Office Responsibilities
Anh Pham-Vu Associate Director Astorg Partners Paris
Mark Taylor Exponent Private Equity LLP London
Sonja Terraneo Independent Director Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Ltd
Sonja Terraneo Partner Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC Focus on European transaction sourcing, as well as evaluating, structuring and managing investments

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