With offices in Milan, London and Madrid, Charme Capital Partners invests across Europe, with a particular focus on Italy, the UK and Spain. The team has a long history of working together in private equity across Europe
Luigi has been the Chairman of Charme Capital Partners since 2011, having previously served as a Senior Advisor from 2009 to 2011. He is a member of the Investment Committee and based in Milan.
Luigi was a leading member of the investment team of Octo Telematics, serving as Chairman and coordinating its successful exit. He is currently Chairman of Bellco. Luigi is fully involved in the analysis and discussion of all investment opportunities and has sourced several proprietary investment targets. Luigi also served as Board Member of Poltrona Frau.
Luigi has been a private equity entrepreneur since 1986. Prior to joining the Firm, he co-founded the fund BS Private Equity in 1988, where he served as the CEO until 2001 and subsequently as Chairman until 2005. In 2006 he co-founded the private equity fund Magenta. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Management and Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Matteo is the CEO and the Managing Partner of Charme Capital Partners, having co-founded the Charme Funds in 2003. After 12 years in Milan, since 2015 he is based in London to personally guide the international investment strategy of the Charme Funds. He is a member of the Investment Committee.
Matteo has been heavily involved in all of Charme’s transactions, notably leading its investment in Poltrona Frau Group, from its origination, buy and build strategy, through to its successful IPO and exit. He was also instrumental in establishing a number of international joint-ventures for Poltrona Frau Group with Mubadala in the Middle East and Tata Group in India. Matteo also served as a Board Member of Octo Telematics and of Bellco. In addition to a prominent role in sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investments, Matteo personally manages Charme Capital Partners’ unique investor base.
Prior to founding the Firm, Matteo worked at Goldman Sachs in London in the Investment Banking Team. He holds a degree in Economics from Bologna University in Italy.email@example.com
Tommaso was a Founding Partner of Charme in 2003, based in Milan. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Board.
Tommaso has actively participated in all of Charme’s transactions. Since 2003, he has been involved in the acquisition, build-up, IPO, international JVs and successful exit of Poltrona Frau Group. He originated and executed the acquisition of Octo Telematics and acts as leading team member for the investment in Bellco, where he is a Board Member. Tommaso plays an active role in sourcing, evaluating and monitoring investments opportunities for Charme. Previously he served as a board member of Poltrona Frau, PF Emirates and Octo Telematics.
Prior to Charme, Tommaso worked in the Investment Banking team of Deutsche Bank and UniCredit. He holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan and is a chartered firstname.lastname@example.org
Matteo has been the CFO of Charme Capital Partners since 2007 and is based in Milan.
Matteo set up and now runs the administrative and control functions of the Firm. He supervises all legal and regulatory functions, including risk management, anti-money laundering, compliance and internal audit. Matteo also manages legal and administrative relationships with investors and provides constant support to the investment team in the management and implementation of investments and divestments. He is a member of the Investment Committee and Secretary of the Board.
Matteo previously worked as CFO for a number of prominent Italian private equity funds. He holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.email@example.com
Julian is a London-based Partner, and leads the Firm's activities in the UK. He is a member of the Investment Committee and member of the Board.
Prior to this, he spent 15 years at Doughty Hanson in London, where he headed up the UK Private Equity team. He was a member of the Doughty Hanson Investment Committee from 2006 until 2015 where he worked on a number of significant investments including Dunlop Standard Aerospace, Balta in Belgium, Moeller in Germany and UK-based VUE Entertainment which was exited in 2013 after the implementation of a successful pan-European buy and build strategy. Julian has extensive Board experience across Europe and has chaired a number of the investments in which he was active.
Before joining Doughty Hanson, Julian spent six years at British Airways in a number of general management roles. Julian has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from the University of Durham and an MBA from INSEAD.firstname.lastname@example.org
Francisco is a partner at Charme Capital Partners, and leads investment activity in Spain. He is a member of the Investment Committee and member of the Board.
He was a Senior Principal at Doughty Hanson from 2006 to 2015 based in Madrid and London and led the private equity team investing in Southern Europe. He was a member of the Investment Committee of the Doughty Hanson Funds from 2008. Among other transactions, Francisco was responsible for investments in USP Hospitales, Quirón and Teknon. Other previous Board responsibilities have included Eurofiber, TUMI and ONO Cable.
From 1999 to 2006, Francisco held various responsibilities in London and Madrid investing and managing investments on behalf of JP Morgan and successor funds, focusing on the telecommunications and media sectors. Prior to that, he was head of the internet and mobile businesses of Retevisión where he led the launch of Amena mobile.
Francisco has a Master of Science degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and an MBA from the Fuqua School at Duke University, US.email@example.com
Valero is a Principal at Charme Capital Partners and is based in Madrid. Valero focuses on the origination and execution of the transactions in Spain and supports the implementation of the Business Plans of the portfolio companies. Prior to joining Charme Capital Partners, Valero worked on a number of LBOs within the European private equity industry, having spent three years at Highbridge in London from 2013, and four years at 3i in Spain from 2008. Valero began his career at Acciona Group in 2003, before joining Goldman Sachs as an associate in investment banking in 2006, where he worked between London and Madrid.
Valero has an MBA from Columbia Business School with the highest distinction, and has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Granada.VDomingo@charmecapitalpartners.com
Martyn is a Principal at Charme Capital Partners and is based in London. He focuses on the origination and execution of transactions across multiple sectors as well as portfolio management.
Prior to joining the firm, Martyn was an Associate at Terra Firma Capital Partners where he spent more than 4 years working in London and Dubai. While at Terra Firma, he worked on successful acquisitions, financings and exits across a variety of industries, and also worked on the implementation of portfolio value-creation strategies.
Martyn has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.MEvans@charmecapitalpartners.com
Bruno is an Investment Manager of Charme Capital Partners and is based in Milan. He supports the senior team on the origination and execution of transactions across multiple sectors as well as on the management of portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the Firm, Bruno was an Investment Manager at White Bridge Investments where he spent 4 years working on a number of buyouts within the Italian private equity industry. Prior to this, he worked in the Milan-based M&A boutique Fineurop Soditic, and started his career in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London.
Bruno received a MSc in Management and a BA in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan, and was a visiting student at the University of London.
Roberto is an Investment Manager at Charme Capital Partners and is based in Milan. Roberto supports the senior team on the origination and execution of transactions across multiple sectors and on the portfolio management.
Prior to joining the Firm, Roberto was an Associate a Motion Equity Partners, where he spent 5 years working on a wide range of investment activities: including acquiring, managing and exiting three portfolio companies. His experience is particularly focused on retail and business services sectors. Roberto started his career in the Investment Banking teams of Rothschild and Morgan Stanley. He holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan.
Alessandra joined Charme Capital Partners in 2008 and supports the administrative and control functions. She is involved in group and fund accounting, financial planning and analysis. Alessandra also supports in the execution of transactions.
Alessandra previously worked for 14 years for a prominent Private Equity fund where she started as an firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachele joined Charme Capital Partners in 2011 and supports the administrative and control functions. She is also involved in group and fund accounting.
Rachele previously worked for 9 years for an insurance company where she started as an accountant.RGiacobbo@charmecapitalpartners.com
Hugo joined Charme Capital Partners in 2015 as an Investment Manager. Based in London, he supports the senior team on origination and execution of transactions across multiple sectors. Prior to joining Charme Capital Partners, Hugo was an Associate at Barclays Investment Bank where he spent more than 3 years in the Natural Resources team. His core focus was advising clients on mergers and acquisitions in addition to capital market transactions.
Hugo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian (first class honours) from the University of Durham.HTanner@charmecapitalpartners.com
José joined Charme Capital Partners in 2018 as an Investment Manager. Based in Madrid, he supports the senior team on origination and execution of transactions across multiple sectors.
Prior to joining Charme Capital Partners, José was an Analyst at KPMG where he spent 2 years in the Restructuring, Turnaround and Debt Advisory team. His core focus was advising clients on the definition of business plans and operational turnaround initiatives in the context of debt raising/refinancing processes.
José holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from ESADE Business School.email@example.com
Celso is an Investment Manager at Charme Capital Partners and is based in Madrid. He supports the senior team on the origination and execution of transactions across multiple sectors as well as on portfolio management.
Prior to joining the firm in 2020, Celso pursued an MBA at Berkeley Haas. During his time in the Bay Area he worked as VC Investor at Acumen and Corporate Development Executive at Sovos Brands. Before that, Celso was a Senior Associate at PwC where he spent more than 4 years working in the M&A team in Spain. While at PwC he worked on several successful transactions across a broad range of industries.
Celso holds an MBA from Berkeley Haas School of Business and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).firstname.lastname@example.org
Pietro is a Junior Investment Manager at Charme Capital Partners and is based in Milan. Pietro supports the senior team on the execution of transactions across multiple sectors and on portfolio management.
Pietro joined Charme Capital Partners in January 2019, after a six month internship. He holds a BSc in Management Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and a MSc in Finance from ESADE University in Barcelona.email@example.com
Charme Capital Partners SGR SpA is a management company listed in the Bank of Italy Register of asset management companies (under n. 119)
In support of its Board of Directors and Corporate Structure, Charme has in place the highest market standards in terms of governance structure constituted by committees and control functions that monitor key areas such as conflicts of interest, compliance and risk management
Giorgio Guatri - Chairman
Agostino Giorgi – Statutory auditor
Massimo Invernizzi - Statutory auditor
Mario Paolo Moiso - Chairman
Composed of the Independent Board members and by the Controlling Functions representatives, it monitors potential conflicts of interest and oversees the correct exercise of the activity of the funds
Solicitor: Federica Menichetti - Chairman
Composed of independent experts and the Independent Board members, it monitors the functioning of and compliance with the Organizational Model adopted under Legislative Decree 231/01 on the administrative liability of companies
Gianmarco Maffioli - Chairman
This function measures the financial and operational risks of the funds’ portfolio and of the management company
Gianmarco Maffioli - Chairman
Prevents the risk of failing to comply with legal and regulatory requirements
The function ensures compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in the area of the prevention and control of money laundering and financing of terrorism
Ensures the correct functioning of the internal controls system
Professional integrity, prevention of conflicts of interest, transparency and confidentiality are the principles of the Code of Ethics that Charme Capital Partners SGR SpA has had in place since its inception, and constitute the fundamental values on which it has built its credibility and reputation over time
These principles have always guided our conduct and been at the basis of the relationships with all our internal and external stakeholders - with the Companies, the Entrepreneurs and the Investors
The Code of Ethics is the main instrument from which the Organisational Model was developed to be adopted by Charme in accordance with Legislative Decree 231/01 on the administrative liability of companies
AIFI was established in May 1986 with the objective of developing, coordinating and representing the active operators of Private Equity and Venture Capital in the Italian market
BVCA is the British association that represents and directs the activities of companies operating in Private Equity and Venture Capital
Charme Capital Partners SGR SpA is committed to adhering to the principles and guidelines defined for Responsible Investment by the United Nations and the Private Equity Council. A role of shared value, recognized in Italy and the world, to grow companies in respect of people and the environment
Charme adheres to the guidelines for responsible investment published by the Private Equity Council. These guidelines incorporate the valuation of environmental, social and governance aspects into the investment decision-making process and the monitoring activities, in order to pursue the funds' objective of maximizing the value creation
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Charme Capital Partners SGR S.p.A. - Registered office: Milan (Italy), Via Santa Margherita no. 4. Share Capital €1.000.000. Enrolled under number 119 with the Bank of Italy’s register of asset management companies, AIFs’ section. Tax Code and VAT number: 07140121000.
Charme Capital Partners Limited is registered in England and Wales with number 09487131. Its registered office at 7th Floor, 3 St James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4JU, United Kingdom. Charme Capital Partners Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom with firm registration number 706086. See the Financial Services Register for more details.
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Charme Capital Partners SGR S.p.A. has not adopted a Commitment Policy pursuant to article 124-quinquies of the Consolidated Law on Finance, since, even though the investment policy of the managed funds envisages the possibility of investing in listed financial instruments, as at the date of publication of this announcement, the funds themselves have no shareholdings in companies with shares listed on an Italian or other EU member state regulated market.
It will be the care of the SGR to draw up and publish a Commitment Policy if in the future the conditions occur.
Under Rule 2.2.3R of the FCA's Conduct of Business Sourcebook, Charme Capital Partners Limited (the "Firm") is required to include on this website a disclosure about the nature of its commitment to the UK Financial Reporting Council's Stewardship Code (the "Code") or, where it does not commit to the Code, its alternative investment strategy. The Code is a voluntary code and sets out a number of principles relating to engagement by investors with UK equity issuers. Investors that commit to the Code can either comply with it in full or choose not to comply with aspects of the Code, in which case they are required to explain their non compliance. We have detailed below the reasons why the firm has chosen not to commit to the Code.
The Firm pursues a strategy that involves it advising on investing in unlisted European Private Equity investments. The Code is not therefore relevant to the Firm's strategy. While the Firm generally supports the objectives that underlie the Code, the Firm has chosen not to commit to the Code.
Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II)
SRD II aims to promote effective stewardship and long-term investment decision making, in respect of shares traded on EEA regulated markets and comparable regulated markets outside the EEA. It came into effect on 10 June 2019.
The rules require asset managers, who invest in shares traded on a regulated market detailed above, to:
Charme Capital Partners Limited does not manage investments in shares which are traded on an EEA regulated market, or on a comparable regulated market outside the EEA, and so the SRD II rules do not apply to it. Therefore, we have not developed a shareholder engagement policy and nor are we required to make the disclosures outlined above.