London, 23 December 2014 – L-GAM announced today the final closing of its fund with existing capital commitments of EUR 352 million. Established by its founding partners Ferdinando Grimaldi, Yves Alexandre and Felipe Merry del Val, L-GAM is an investment company in partnership with the Princely Family of Liechtenstein and selected wealthy families from around the world. L-GAM has a differentiated business model based on its long-term investment focus and its flexible mandate to provide capital solutions.
L-GAM targets investment opportunities in non-listed companies throughout Europe, across a variety of private equity, distressed and special opportunities and across a broad spectrum of industries. The primary targets are long-term growth industrial projects, buy and builds, corporate carve-outs, family transitions and recapitalizations.
L-GAM completed its first acquisition in leading French garden and pet specialist retailer, Jardiland in January 2014.
The management team includes Ferdinando Grimaldi, founding partner of L-GAM and former senior partner at Bain Capital and Investcorp; Yves Alexandre, founding partner of L-GAM and former head of Corporate Investment Europe at Investcorp; Felipe Merry del Val, founding partner of L-GAM and former senior partner at Bain Capital; Jerome Bertrand, partner of L-GAM and former senior principal at Bain Capital and Tito Soso, partner, head of the portfolio team and former head of the portfolio team at Investcorp. The partners have over 85 years of cumulative investment experience and a proven track-record of driving value creation on the boards of portfolio companies.
The team is supported by the Liechtenstein Princely Family and a number of influential entrepreneurs and families from Asia, Europe and the US, which combine a very broad business network and extensive investment experience.