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21 Sep 2022

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Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

1 Aug 2022

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Marex to acquire ED&F Man Capital Markets

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

25 Jul 2022

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Trilantic Europe invests in Passione Unghie to accelerate the company’s growth strategy

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

10 May 2022

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Kantar announces agreement for sale of Kantar Public business to Trilantic Europe

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

26 Apr 2022

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Trilantic Europe-backed Alete Bikes acquires Cicli Esperia

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

20 Apr 2022

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Commodity broker Marex reported record 2021 results in volatile markets

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

7 Feb 2022

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Trilantic Europe’s International Cable wins Euskaltel litigation

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

3 Feb 2022

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Talgo is finalising the development of its hydrogen train Talgo Vittal-One

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

1 Dec 2021

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Trilantic Europe invests in Grupo Gransolar

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

22 Nov 2021

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Trilantic Europe invests in Denver Bikes

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

26 Jul 2021

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Trilantic Europe invests in Smile Eyes Group

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

19 Jul 2021

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

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

23 Jun 2020

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Trilantic Europe supports add-on acquisitions to bolster its healthcare portfolio in Italy and Germany

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

9 Apr 2020

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Trilantic Europe portfolio companies are actively providing resources and know-how as well as making in-kind philanthropic contributions to support health authorities in their fight against COVID-19

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

23 Oct 2019

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Trilantic Europe fully exits its successful investment in Gamenet

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

4 Sep 2019

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Trilantic Europe supports two bolt-on acquisitions for Oberberg

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

30 Jul 2019

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Trilantic Europe partially monetises its investment in Gamenet

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

21 Nov 2018

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Talgo awarded 2018 Internationalization Award

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

28 Sep 2018

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YM&U joins forces with Trilantic Europe following rebrand

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

24 Jul 2018

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Gamenet Group signed the agreement for the acquisition of 100% of GoldBet

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

15 Dec 2017

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Trilantic Europe invests in the Oberberg Group

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

6 Dec 2017

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Gamenet Group completed the listing on Borsa Italiana

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

4 Dec 2017

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Elisabetta Franchi purchases 25% of Betty Blue S.p.A. from Trilantic Europe

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

2 Nov 2017

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Talgo shortlisted for HS2 rolling stock procurement

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

1 Jun 2017

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Trilantic Europe invests in leading bioethanol business in Spain and France

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

7 Apr 2017

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Trilantic Europe becomes a shareholder in Pacha Group

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

28 Nov 2016

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Talgo wins the most important high-speed tender in Europe with its new Avril, the most advanced high-speed train

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

24 Feb 2016

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Trilantic Europe Invests In Maugeri, Leading Italian Non-Acute Private Hospital Operator

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

13 Oct 2015

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Trilantic Europe completes acquisition of 90% stake in leading Italian pharmaceuticals producer Doppel Farmaceutici

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

1 Jul 2015

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IPO of Trilantic Europe IV’s portfolio companies, Talgo and Euskaltel

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

26 Mar 2015

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Prettl and Trilantic Europe announce a partnership agreement

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

14 Jan 2015

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Trilantic Capital Partners has realised its investment in Clarion Events

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

17 Oct 2013

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Trilantic acquires stake in Elisabetta Franchi

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

16 Sep 2013

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Gamenet successfully issues €200mn in its debut bond offering

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

26 Jun 2013

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Spain's Talgo Awarded €482 million Contract In Kazakhstan

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

20 Nov 2012

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Trilantic Europe exits Istanbul Doors Group, owner of the leading restaurants in Istanbul and Tom Aiken’s restaurants in London

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

14 May 2012

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Marex Spectron to acquire Schneider Trading Associates Pro-Trader Division

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

12 Dec 2011

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Talgo manufacturing facility opens in Kazakhstan

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

26 Oct 2011

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Talgo awarded the High-Speed Mecca-Medina mega-contract

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

12 Apr 2011

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Michel Léonard joins Trilantic Capital Partners as operating partner

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

24 Mar 2011

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The Istanbul Doors Restaurant Group Acquires the Restaurant Business of Michelin-Starred Chef Tom Aikens

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

22 Mar 2011

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Marex Group Reaches Agreement to Acquire Spectron Group

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

14 Feb 2011

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Appointment of John Danilovich to Trilantic European Advisory Council

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

17 Jan 2011

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Refresco Group Announces its Intention to Acquire Spumador

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

14 Jan 2011

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Trilantic Capital Partners commits up to €50 million in LeYa

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

7 Jan 2011

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Trilantic Capital Partners to Invest €53 million in Gamenet

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

11 Nov 2010

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Talgo is awarded the contract to renew and expand the intercity passenger train coaches of the national railway company of Kazakhstan

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

28 Jul 2010

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Thai Union Frozen Products Board of Directors Approves Acquisition of MW Brands from Trilantic Capital Partners

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

10 Feb 2010

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Trilantic Capital Partners has Successfully Realized its Ownership Stake in Industria de Turbo Propulsores S.A.

Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

24 Sep 2009

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Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

17 Jul 2009

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Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

9 Apr 2009

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Passione Unghie (“PU”), a leading European nailcare e-commerce company, today announces that Trilantic Europe, a leading pan-European private equity investor, will become a majority shareholder in the company.

Trilantic Europe will acquire a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners. Founders Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli as well as Orienta Capital Partners will retain a minority stake in the company.

Founded in 2011 in Vicenza (Italy), Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nailcare brand with a primary focus on UV based products, with semi-permanent, nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nailcare market and the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the UK. 

The opportunity resulted from a theme-driven search coupled with Trilantic Europe’s previous expertise developed in the cosmetics sector. The company exhibited a strong fit with Trilantic Europe’s strategy of supporting digitally focused companies. Trilantic Europe was aided in the due diligence by high-quality sector experts, which are expected to continue collaborating as senior strategic advisors.

Giacinto d’Onofrio, Partner of Trilantic Europe, commented: “As we continue to diversify and grow Trilantic Europe’s portfolio, we are always looking out for attractive opportunities to acquire high-quality assets with compelling long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to become the new majority shareholder of Passione Unghie, and we look forward to backing its management team to grow what is already a great platform.”

Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli, Founders of Passione Unghie, commented: “This is a very important milestone in the company’s journey. Trilantic Europe will actively support the expansion of PU’s e-commerce platform across new geographies, and we decided to remain as minority shareholders as we strongly believe in the growth potential of the company we founded.”

Mario Gardini, Partner of Orienta Capital Partners, said: “We have been extremely pleased to support Passione Unghie for these last four, transformative and successful years, during which we went from €17 to €43 million in turnover. We are delighted to welcome a new partner, and we believe that Trilantic Europe is perfectly positioned to facilitate the development of PU to meet its growth objectives.”

The terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Trilantic Europe was advised by LMCR / Studio Legale, Lincoln International, BCG, EY, ERM and Foglia & Partners. Orienta Capital Partners and the Founders were advised by Jefferies, Shearman & Sterling, Roland Berger and EY.

About Trilantic Europe

Trilantic Europe is an independent private equity investor specializing in mid-market management-led buy-out transactions across Europe. Trilantic Europe is managed by an experienced group of 30 investment and operating professionals. Trilantic Europe has invested over €2.4bn in 26 companies since 2004 and it currently manages approximately €2.3bn in assets from a wide base of investors.

About Passione Unghie

Founded in 2011 by Christiana Asekun and Fabio Covioli and based in Vicenza, Passione Unghie is the first Italian 100% digitally-native nailcare brand selling its products through proprietary e-commerce. PU offers a consumer-focused on-trend product offering (with over 1,900 SKUs) with catalogue constantly updated (c. 30 new launches per month). The Company has built over the years a strong social community mainly made of professionals with strong engagement.

About Orienta Capital Partners

Orienta Capital Partners, headquartered in Milan and Forlì, is a firm specialised in lead-investor investments in SMEs with high growth potential. Orienta's Partners are Augusto Balestra, Marco Bizzarri, Giancarlo Galeone, Mario Gardini, Lorenzo Isolabella, Sergio Serra and Paolo Strocchi. Since 2017, Orienta has completed 12 investments: Sidac (flexible packaging, sold to Schur Flexibles Group in 2021), Bassini 1963 and Glaxi Pane (frozen bakery products), FA (Forlì Airport), Passione Unghie (cosmetics, the majority stake of which was sold to Trilantic in 2022), Virosac and Rapid (bags for food preservation and refuse), Acqua Pejo and Goccia di Carnia (mineral water), LMA (aerospace), New Penta (nutraceuticals), Rockin'1000 (large live events). 

Contact

Trilantic Europe

Luxembourg

Trilantic Europe Sarl
26 Boulevard Royal
L-2449 Luxembourg

United Kingdom

Trilantic Capital Partners LLP
35 Portman Square
London, W1H 6LR, UK

Italy

Trilantic Europe Srl
Via Turati 3
Milano 20121, Italy

Spain

Trilantic Europe SL
Claudio Coello 33
Madrid 28001, Spain

Germany

Trilantic Europe GmbH
Kleine Johannisstraße 10
Hamburg 20457, Germany