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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.40 investment professionals, operating partners and senior advisors 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 & Energy Transition
  • 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 & Energy Transition
  • 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: Consumer & Leisure
  • 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.


30 May 2023

Trilantic Europe today announces that Javier Olascoaga has been appointed Managing Partner

Trilantic Europe today announces that Javier Olascoaga has been appointed Managing Partner and will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of the group while reporting to the three founders…

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17 May 2023

Deutsche Bahn confirms Talgo the largest single order of its history

56 new Talgo 230 trains worth 1,433 million euros As part of the framework contract signed in 2019 for a maximum of 100 trains. Extension of the order placed in 2019 for 23 trains already under production,…

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10 May 2023

Talgo chosen ‘Company of the Year 2023’ by the Spanish Chambers of Commerce

The Federation of Spanish Chambers of Commerce in Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania (FEDECOM) has recognised the Spanish railway company for its strong international profile and commercial activity The…

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4 Jan 2023

Trilantic Europe and PRETTL Produktions Holding announce agreement to sell PRETTL SWH Group to FIT Hon Teng Limited

Trilantic Europe, through SWH International Holding GmbH, its German limited liability corporation, and PRETTL Produktions Holding, as shareholders of PRETTL SWH GmbH and its subsidiaries (“PRETTL SWH Group”)

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Trilantic Europe Srl
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Milano 20121, Italy


Trilantic Europe SL
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Madrid 28001, Spain


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Hamburg 20457, Germany