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Jean-Philippe Barade named head of L Catterton’s London office

Jean-Philippe Barade has been appointed as partner and head of the London office of consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton with immediate effect.

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, 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, says: "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, adds: "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."
Barade says: “I am excited to join L Catterton, which has tremendous opportunities ahead both in Europe and globally. 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."

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