Sun Opens Paris & Frankfurt Shops

Sun European Partners has opened offices in both Paris and Frankfurt. The firm, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, originally launched in London four years ago.

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Sun European Partners, LLP (Sun European), the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (Sun Capital), a leading U.S.-based private investment firm, today announced that two Sun affiliates have opened offices in Paris and Frankfurt to support the continued growth of Sun's private equity activities in Europe.

Sun European opened its office in London in July 2004, which currently comprises 20 professionals including 11 transaction and three senior operations professionals. Sun's expansion into France and Germany reflects Sun's commitment to European-based investments and its growing European transaction activity.

Since 2004, Sun European has advised on 22 European private equity transactions for Sun Capital including 12 platform and 10 add-on acquisitions. In the aggregate, Sun Capital's European portfolio companies generate close to