21 Partners is a leading European private equity firm, founded in 1992 by Alessandro Benetton, with over 50 professionals across offices in Treviso, Paris, Milan, Geneva and Warsaw.
21 Partners currently manages five closed-end funds subscribed by international institutional investors for a total of Euro 1.2 billion.
As an active shareholder alongside like-minded entrepreneurs and managers, 21 Partners invests in mid-market companies based in France, Italy, Switzerland and Poland, propelling them to their next stage of development.
21 Partners typically acts as a lead equity investor in buy-out and growth capital transactions targeting SMEs in the Euro 50-200 million enterprise value range, which represent the most fertile ground for the creation of value through improving company efficiency and targeted growth strategies, based on 3 key angles: organic growth, market consolidation and international development.
With a consistent track record spanning more than 20 years, 21 Partners has completed some 100 investments and successfully demonstrated its ability to accompany management teams and entrepreneurs in the execution of growth strategies, with the support of extensive industrial and financial experience and broad network of relationships.
This ability to successfully partner with management teams and entrepreneurs and develop coherent cross-border growth strategies, coupling local strongholds and a global reach, is enhanced by an exclusive relationship with the Benetton family, one of Europe's leading industrial families.
In achieving our goals, we are dedicated to maintaining our fundamental ethical values and principals of sustainability, which we also promote in our portfolio companies in the knowledge that sustainable, long term growth requires a responsible approach towards clients and suppliers, the environment, employees and society in general.
Implementing targeted build-up strategies to broaden coverage and foster market leadership