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Experienced Investor with extensive resources

Trilantic Europe has a long track record investing in European companies where the team’s flexibility, know-how and country/industry expertise can be leveraged to support companies through their next stage of development. Trilantic Europe has extensive resources across Europe with in total c.50 investment professionals, operating partners, senior advisors and advisory council members providing sourcing, execution and post-acquisition support capabilities.

A value-added Investor

We actively engage with management to help maximise value creation with dedicated senior partner support aligning management objectives with those of shareholders.

Key elements of our involvement include:

Case studies


Talgo flag
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Location: Spain
  • Investment date: March 2006
  • Exit date: Partial exit through IPO in 2015
  • status icon Status: Partially Realised

Founded in 1942, Talgo is a leading manufacturer and maintenance service provider of high-speed and intercity trains, with a ~50% market share in Spain and significant activities in the US, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia and Saudi Arabia. Through its differentiated technology, Talgo trains are able to reduce travel time, maximize capacity and reduce energy consumption. Trilantic Europe invested in Talgo in March 2006 and supported the company on its significant growth and international expansion with 82% of 2016 revenues coming from international markets.


Prettl SWH flag
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Location: Germany
  • Investment date: February 2015
  • status icon Status: Unrealised

Headquartered in Pfullingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany), Prettl SWH (the “Company”) is specialised in the design and production of cable solutions for the automotive industry. The Company is operating with a global footprint of 17 locations across 12 countries. Prettl SWH supplies a global base of Tier 1 automotive manufacturers with specialty wire-harnesses used to connect sensors to control box units in sub modules of cars. Prettl SWH is focussing on sensor applications in the area of efficiency, powertrain, e-mobility, safety and autonomous driving.


Gamenet flag
  • Sector: Consumer & Leisure
  • Location: Italy
  • Investment date: November 2010 and December 2011
  • Exit date: December 2017 and December 2019
  • status icon Status: Realised

Founded in 2006, Gamenet started as a pure AWP operator and is now one of the largest gaming companies operating in Italy. During Trilantic ownership Gamenet has grown 10+ fold its EBITDA evolving from being a single product concessionaire to becoming the leader in the betting and online gaming segments with a significant presence also in the gaming machines (AWPs and VLTs) and retail segments. At the time of Trilantic final exit in December 2019, Gamenet employed 726 people and operated a network of approximately 30,000 slot machines, 8,570 video-lotteries, 69 owned gaming halls and over 1,700 betting points of sale.


Euskaltel flag
  • Sector: TMT
  • Location: Spain
  • Investment date: December 2012
  • Exit date: July 2015
  • status icon Status: Realised

EUSKALTEL S.A. is the leading integrated telecom operator in the Basque region, Spain, providing fixed services (fixed line, broadband and pay-TV) through a fully invested digital cable network and mobile services as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Bilbao and at the time of our investment had approximately 550 employees.


MWBrands flag
  • Sector: Industrials
  • Location: France
  • Investment date: March 2006
  • Exit date: October 2010
  • status icon Status: Realised

MW Brands is a leading producer and distributor of seafood products, primarily canned tuna, in the UK, France and Italy. Trilantic Europe supported a management buy-in to transform what at the time was a collection of commercial and manufacturing assets within the Heinz group, with leading brands John West, Petit Navire and Mareblu in the UK, France and Italy into a succesful independent company, leader in each of its markets.


1 Dec 2021

Trilantic Europe invests in Grupo Gransolar

Trilantic Europe announced its recent investment in Gransolar, a leading international player in the design, construction and promotion of solar energy plants and solutions. Gransolar is integrated across the solar photovoltaic value chain being a global leader in the design and manufacturing of trackers, a key component in utility-scale solar plants.

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22 Nov 2021

Trilantic Europe invests in Denver Bikes

Trilantic Europe, the private equity firm focused on mid-market transactions in Europe, today announced its investment in Denver, a leading manufacturer of bicycles and e-bikes for large European retailers. Michele and Giuseppe Beraudo, the two co-founders of Denver, will remain as minority shareholders.

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26 Jul 2021

Trilantic Europe invests in Smile Eyes Group

Trilantic Europe, the private equity firm focused on mid-market transactions in Europe, today announces its investment in the Smile Eyes Group, a leading player in the German ophthalmology market headquartered in Munich. The investment is structured as a partnership between Trilantic Europe, the two co-founders of Smile Eyes Dres. Wiltfang and Bechmann and the management team, with the vision to implement a buy-and-build strategy in the German ophthalmology market. The financial details of this transaction are not disclosed.

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19 Jul 2021

Repsol and Talgo to jointly develop a renewable hydrogen-powered train

Repsol and Talgo will promote a renewable hydrogen-powered train, fostering emission-free rail transport in the Iberian Peninsula. The agreement between both companies has been signed by Repsol’s executive director of Industrial Transformation and Circular Economy, Juan Abascal and Chairman of Talgo, Carlos Palacio Oriol, with the presence of Chairman of Petronor, Emiliano López Atxurra.

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