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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

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  • Sector: Industrial
  • Location: Spain
  • Investment date: March 2006
  • Exit date: Partial exit through IPO in 2015
  • 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

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  • Sector: Industrials
  • Location: Germany
  • Investment date: February 2015
  • 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

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  • Sector: Consumer & Leisure
  • Location: Italy
  • Investment date: November 2010
  • Exit date: Partial exit through IPO in 2017
  • Status: Partially Realised

Founded in 2006, Gamenet is a leading gaming and sports betting company and the third largest operator of video-lotteries and slot machines in Italy, the largest gaming market in Europe followed by the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company operates across a network of approximately 12,100 points of sale. Trilantic Europe has since acquisition focused on the implementation of growth initiatives, including a number of strategic acquisitions, as well as on the further optimization of Gamenet’s VLT network.

Euskaltel

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  • Sector: TMT
  • Location: Spain
  • Investment date: December 2012
  • Exit date: July 2015
  • 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.

MW Brands

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  • Sector: Industrial
  • Location: France
  • Investment date: March 2006
  • Exit date: October 2010
  • 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.

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