CVC Appoints New MD

Bertrand Meunier has joined CVC Capital Partners as a managing partner and member of the private equity board with immediate effect. He will be based in London where he will have global responsibilities including leading the newly formed global consumer goods sector and overseeing the development of the firm in France.

PRESS RELEASE

Bertrand Meunier joins CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) as a Managing Partner and member of the PE Board with immediate effect. He will be based in London where he will have global responsibilities including leading the newly formed global consumer goods sector and overseeing the development of the firm in France.

Bertrand Meunier was Chairman of the Partner Committee and Head of the sector teams at PAI Partners. He joined PAI in 1982 formerly part of BNP Paribas and for 11 years led investments in Information Technology and Telecommunications, before turning to the Consumer Goods, Retail and Services sector which he led for 8 years. He was involved in a significant number of major transactions for PAI including Amora-Maille, Atos, Bouygues Telecom, Chr. Hansen, Panzani, Saur, SPIE, United Biscuits, Vivarte, and Yoplait. For the past eighteen months he was Managing Partner of the private partnership M&M Capital.

Commenting on Bertrand Meunier’s appointment, Rolly van Rappard, Co-Head of Global Investments, CVC, said: “Bertrand brings 30 years expertise, experience and leadership in the private equity industry to CVC and we are very much looking forward to working with him to further develop our consumer goods expertise as well as our development in France where Bertrand has excelled in the past.”

Geert Duyck, Managing Partner, CVC, said: “I am delighted that Bertrand is joining CVC. He is one of the most successful investors in Europe over the past decade and brings with him an impressive track record of successful transactions as well as a significant network across the region built up over 30 years in the industry. He will be a very welcome member of the CVC team.”

Bertrand Meunier said: “I have always highly respected CVC which I considered as the best and leading private equity Firm. I am impressed by the outstanding quality of the CVC team. I am pleased to be joining them. There are many opportunities to be explored in the market and I believe that this can be an exciting time for us. I look forward to working with my new colleagues.”

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CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners (‘CVC’) is one of the world’s leading Private Equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 20 offices and some 250 employees throughout Europe, Asia and the US.

Currently, CVC manages funds on behalf of over 300 investors from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, who entrust their capital to CVC for periods of 10 years or more. Raised from pension funds, financial institutions and various other partners, CVC Funds seek to identify attractive investments and develop sustainable, long-term value in close partnership with management teams. To date, CVC has raised over US$44 billion from a diverse and loyal investor base, completing over 290 investments in a wide range of industries and countries across the globe, with an aggregate transaction value of US$167 billion. In total, we manage over US$37 billion and are investing from CVC Tandem Fund, CVC Fund V and CVC Asia III.

The CVC team’s local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a 30-year proven track record of investment success. Thanks to its extensive international presence, CVC excels at pulling together cross-border resources to assess investment opportunities quickly and consistently, so allowing sound and timely decisions to be made on questions of value. This is key both in deal completion and in generating strong returns for investors. Today, CVC Funds own 55 companies worldwide, employing around 400,000 people in numerous countries. Together these companies have combined annual sales of over US$127 billion.