Pep and Keyhaven launch Italian co-investment partnership
Private Equity Partners (PEP) and Keyhaven Capital Partners, the independent London-based private equity investment firm, have finalised an agreement to launch an Italian private equity co-investment partnership, dedicated to SMEs, pre-IPO and buy-out investments.
The initiative aims to identify and structure private equity investments, and bring international institutional investors to Italian investments opportunities.
This agreement will allow PEP and Keyhaven to approach private equity investments in the SMEs market.
The focus of the partnership will be SMEs and buy-out transactions in companies, having a sound and professional entrepreneurship and/or management and a strong willingness to expand and internationalise their business, with particular attention paid to pre-IPOs, where PEP has developed a leading experience both in Italy and abroad.
Since both PEP and Keyhaven consider it of fundamental importance to pursue the internationalisation of investee companies in order to generate premium returns, the agreement will also allow them to use their respective international networks to offer investee companies dedicated and professional support for their development in major emerging countries including China, Brazil, Russia, Poland and India.