Jean Bonnavion, partner, Palamon

Jean Bonnavion and Ricardo Caupers elected to partnership at Palamon

European growth private equity firm Palamon Capital Partners has elected Jean Bonnavion and Ricardo Caupers to the partnership. 

Bonnavion (pictured), a French national, joined Palamon in 2005 and has been involved in a broad number of investments across Europe since joining. Last year he played a key role in the debt refinancing and equity fund raising of portfolio company Towry, a UK wealth advisory company to prepare the company for its next growth phase. 

Prior to joining Palamon he spent eight years at Bain & Company working in Paris and London and prior to that he worked for the French Railways in London for two years as part of the Eurostar marketing team. 
 
Caupers, a Portuguese national, joined Palamon in 2009 and most recently was involved in Palamon’s investment in feelunique, which was concluded in December 2012. feelunique is one of Europe's fastest growing on-line beauty retailers and was named in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 companies of 2012.  Prior to joining Palamon, he spent seven years at the Boston Consulting Group, where he was based in both London and New York,
 
Louis Elson, managing partner of Palamon Capital Partners, says: “We are delighted to welcome both Jean and Ricardo as partners. We are very proud of their accomplishments and so pleased to be adding two more home-grown deal makers to the Partnership. Now, nearly all of our partners are Palamon-born and bred, a reflection of the quality and calibre of our pan-European team focusing on growth investing."
 
Bonnavion says: “I am thrilled to have been elected to the Partnership. I am proud to be part of a team of a highly regarded professionals operating with an entrepreneurial mind set yet within a disciplined and effective investment process. I look forward to contribute to the further success of the firm.”

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