Palamon Capital makes Rahmatollahi a Partner

Palamon Capital Partners said Monday that Alexandre Rahmatollahi was elected to the partnership. Rahmatollahi joined Palamon Capital in September 2014.


Palamon Capital Partners (“Palamon” or the “Firm”), is pleased to announce the election of Alexandre (Ali) Rahmatollahi to the Partnership.

Ali Rahmatollahi joined Palamon from Morgan Stanley where he spent nearly eight years in its Investment Banking division, most recently as an Executive Director with responsibility for Financial Sponsor coverage. Prior to that he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in its General Strategy Consulting and Private Equity Practices. A Swiss-Persian national, Ali graduated from Boston University as a NCAA First Division All-American Athlete
with a degree in Business Administration. He later received an MBA from Columbia University.

Louis Elson, Managing Partner of Palamon Capital Partners, said: “On behalf of all of the Partners of Palamon, we warmly welcome Ali to our Partnership. This has been a tremendously successful year for Palamon which included the completion of three transactions worth almost €400 million in highly compelling growth companies across Europe. Ali played an instrumental role in each of those transactions reflecting the additional market reach he has brought to Palamon. We are proud that our time-tested programme of attracting stars from other industries to learn private equity investing the Palamon way has yielded another talented new Partner for our Firm.”

Ali Rahmatollahi commented: “Palamon’s reputation in the market for having the highest quality team was what initially attracted me to the Firm and it is therefore a great honour to now be elected to join the Partnership. I am hugely excited by the opportunity set for Palamon as a pan-European investor with an outstanding 17-year track record. The landscape for growth investing across Europe is clearly very deep and accessible and I am so pleased to be part of the Palamon team originating and developing such interesting transactions in this environment.”

Palamon’s investment strategy targets founder-led, services sector businesses across Europe with the potential to grow revenue at more than 20% per annum. In June 2015, Palamon acquired luxury Italian leather goods brand Il Bisonte. In November, Palamon acquired The Rug Company as part of the same investment thematic in affordable luxury retail. In December, Palamon completed the acquisition of Currencies Direct, one of the UK’s leading international providers of foreign exchange services.