Trilantic Europe Founding Partners have worked together on average for over 20 years with an average tenure for all Partners and Principals of over 10 years.
Key pan-European languages spoken by our Investment Professionals
All investment professionals are fully fluent in at least two of our key languages with over 40% fully proficient in three or more languages
Years with the firm of our Investment Professionals
In addition to the investment team and finance professionals, Trilantic Europe’s network is supplemented by 13 Operating Partners and Senior Advisors as well as the Advisory Council, which has been active and chaired by Lord Baker since 2004, bringing together a group of 18 prominent Council members. Trilantic Europe draws upon their collective experience and relationships to help source investments, assist with investment evaluation and due diligence, as well as to provide post acquisition support.
Adolfo Valsecchi has over 35 years of experience in the seafood business. Originally from an engineering background, he started running small tuna canning operations in Italy, Madeira (Portugal) and Somalia. He spent 20 years at Palmera, the second-largest canned seafood business in Italy and was a member of the Italian Canners Association and several working groups at the EU Commission in Brussels. In 1996, he joined Heinz as Managing Director of the Mareblu business and as operations director of the seafood canneries. In 1999, he became Managing Director of Heinz European Seafood business and Heinz Western Europe. In 2006, Heinz European Seafood was bought by Trilantic Capital Partners (formerly Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking) and renamed MW Brands and Mr Valsecchi became CEO. The company was sold in October 2010 to Thai Union Frozen PLC. In 2014, Mr. Valsecchi became majority shareholder and CEO of Generale Conserve, an independent canned seafood producer based in Genova, Italy. Currently chairs the IAT, the Italian flag tuna fishing company operating in the Indian Ocean and is a founding member of International Seafood Sustainability Foundation.