GREENWICH, Conn. and LONDON, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world, today announced that Jean-Philippe Barade has been appointed Partner and Head of the London office, effective immediately.
Mr. Barade brings more than 15 years of experience in private equity with a focus on consumer and retail. Most recently, he served as Co-Founding Partner of B&B Investment Partners, a London-based investment fund sponsored by Walgreens Boots Alliance, focusing on growth investment opportunities in the consumer and healthcare sectors. Before B&B, he spent five years at Morgan Stanley Private Equity as a Managing Director and Partner, serving on the Morgan Stanley Capital Partners V Investment Committee. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Barade was a Principal of Permira Advisers where he served as a member of the worldwide consumer, retail and leisure team, leading and executing acquisitions including Birds Eye iglo Group and Cognis.
J. Michael Chu, Global co-CEO of L Catterton, commented, "We are delighted that Jean-Philippe is joining the L Catterton team. He has outstanding and relevant private equity experience in consumer and retail, and we are confident that his financial, operational and leadership experience make him the right leader to head our London office."
Philippe Franchet, Managing Partner of L Catterton Europe, added, "Jean-Philippe brings deep expertise in consumer-focused private equity and strong relationships that position us well to grow our franchise in Europe as we continue to extend our leadership. Looking forward, Jean-Philippe's talents and experience will help accelerate and enhance the growth of L Catterton Europe as he leads the London office."
"I am excited to join L Catterton, which has tremendous opportunities ahead both in Europe and globally," said Mr. Barade. "I am eager to begin working with the entire L Catterton team to help support and grow the firm's outstanding portfolio and to help identify the best opportunities in consumer growth investing."
Mr. Barade began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston as an Associate on the M&A team. He received his M.B.A from ESSEC in France.
About L Catterton
L Catterton, formed in 2016 through the partnership of Catterton, LVMH and Groupe Arnault, is the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world, operating multiple funds out of seventeen offices across five continents. Since its founding in 1989, Catterton has leveraged its category insight, strategic and operating skills, and network of industry contacts to establish one of the strongest private equity investment track records in the middle market. L Catterton builds on this heritage and the strong track record of LVMH and Groupe Arnault's existing European and Asian private equity and real estate operations, conducted under the L Capital and L Real Estate franchises. L Catterton invests in all major consumer segments, including: Food and Beverage, Retail and Restaurants, Beauty and Wellness, Fashion and Accessories, Consumer Products and Services, Consumer Health, and Media and Marketing Services, as well as real estate projects anchored by luxury retail. L Catterton's investments include: Hopdoddy, PIADA Italian Street Food, Mendocino Farms, CHOPT Creative Salad Company, Bruxie, Protein Bar, Snap Kitchen, Peloton, Restoration Hardware, CorePower Yoga, Sweaty Betty, Outback Steakhouse, Plum Organics, Noodles & Company, Vroom, Frederic Fekkai, PIRCH, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Wellness pet food, Nature's Variety pet food, Kettle Foods, Odwalla, P.F. Chang's, Ba&sh, Sandro & Maje, CellularLine, Zanotti, Cigierre, Gant, Nutrition & Santé, Pepe Jeans & Hackett, 2XU, Charles & Keith, Marubi, Bateel, Sasseur, Emperor Watch and Jewelry, Miami Design District and G6 in Ginza - Tokyo, to name a few. More information about L Catterton can be found at lcatterton.com.
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