Bluegem Capital Partners

BlueGem Capital Partners LLP is a private equity firm specializing in investments in growth capital, buyouts, management buy-out and buy-ins, shareholders buy-out, middle market, replacement capital, and restructuring of companies with short-term operating challenges and/or financial problems. It also seeks to invest in companies that have been under-managed, undervalued or under-invested. The firm does not invest in start-up companies, project financing transactions, and real estate companies. It seeks to invest in retail, consumer goods and brands, wholesale distribution, and business services sectors. The firm primarily invests in selected countries in Western Europe with a focus on companies based in the Ireland, Denmark, Benelux, Italy, and United Kingdom. It typically invests between €25 million ($28.08 million) and €75 million ($84.54 million) or higher with co-investments, in companies with enterprise valuation between €50 million ($56.36 million) and €300 million ($338.15 million). It prefers full ownership, majority or minority stakes in its portfolio companies. When acquiring a minority stake, the firm will require clear corporate governance that ensures adequate minority protection. It can invest in mid-market private as well as public companies. It seeks to exit its investments within a period of three to five years. BlueGem Capital Partners LLP was founded 2006 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Eleonore Beca

Investment Associate

Rebecca Burke

CFO

Marco Capello

Founder and Managing Partner

Mathieu Develay

Investment Director

LF

Lapo Favilli

Esg Operating Partner

Louise Stolt-Nielsen Holten

Senior Associate

PK

Philipp Krebs

Investment Associate

Pedro Godinho Ramos

Investment Manager

Constantin Rojahn

Investment Director

Emilio Di Spiezio Sardo

Co-Founder

VS

Vishesh Srivastava

Partner

16 past transactions

QMS Medicosmetics

Acquisition in 2017
QMS Medicosmetics is a premium skin care brand, founded in 1986 by the renowned German former facial surgeon Dr. med Erich Schulte. Over the years, Dr. Schulte has formulated a range of 35 scientifically advanced, high performance products, which are appreciated around the world for their efficacy. QMS is almost exclusively available in the spa channel, with in-house developed treatments as well as retail products. There are over 600 QMS locations worldwide, including some of the world’s best hotels, as well as Liberty in London and KaDeWe in Berlin.

Wool and the Gang

Acquisition in 2016
Wool and the Gang is a global fashion brand that believes in exceptional design that’s Made Unique. Never factory made, each Wool and the Gang item is handcrafted or knitted by the Gang – the team of artisans and makers around the world. Their designs can also be bought as easy-to-follow Knit Kits, which allows you to knit your own customized Wool and the Gang designs at home.

European Fintyre Distribution Limited

Private Equity Round in 2009
The Fintyre group is the distributor of replacement tyres in Italy, and each year sells more that 4 million tyres with the aim of expanding and consolidating its current market position. The Fintyre group operates right across the country and is among the strongest presences in the sector. Fintyre is the main contact for professional stockists for all vehicles looking for a reliable and knowledgeable partner with a strong contractual capacity.

Enotria&Coe

Acquisition in 2012
Enotria&Coe is a full-service wine and spirits company. The company offers red wines, white wines, champagne, dessert wines, sparkling wines, fortified, and rosé wines; and gin, rum, vodka, liqueur, brandy, imported whiskey, scotch whisky, tequila and mescal, and other spirits. Its reputation is built on three core and constant factors: obsessive product knowledge, the creation of strong partnerships, and a commitment to excellence in everything the company does.

Pool Service S.r.l

Acquisition in 2019
Pool Service S.r.l manufactures hair care products. It offers coloring-bleaching products, such as cream, oil and gel colorings; technical products, including permings, straighteners, and wavers for use in conjunction with complementary products, such as mousse, preparatory lotions, and special shampoos; styling products for long, medium, short, straight, wavy, curly, frizzy, fine, and thick hair; cleansing and nourishing treatments; and treatments to cure and alleviate scalp and hair problems, as well as anti-sebum, anti-dandruff, anti-age, loss prevention, and deep reconstruction treatments. Pool Service S.r.l is based in Cairate, Italy.
The Fintyre group is the distributor of replacement tyres in Italy, and each year sells more that 4 million tyres with the aim of expanding and consolidating its current market position. The Fintyre group operates right across the country and is among the strongest presences in the sector. Fintyre is the main contact for professional stockists for all vehicles looking for a reliable and knowledgeable partner with a strong contractual capacity.

Lateral

Acquisition in 2017
Lateral, a branded restaurant chain operating in Spain in the fast casual dining segment of the market. Lateral is also committed to a lifestyle in which details of design, interior design and fashion coexist with values such as unconditional support for the arts, the environment and solidarity.

Neomobile

Private Equity Round in 2009
Neomobile is a leading Digital Mobile Group operating globally. Since 2007, the company is a mobile content provider supporting Carriers, Merchants, Ad networks and App Developers to monetize their traffic, digital products and services by providing a one-stop-shop solution suite worldwide thanks to our presence in 17 countries and connections with more than 40 mobile operators. Today Neomobile, as an expert in in customer acquisition and digital advertising, supports also Carriers and Enterprises’ in their digital transformation journey. Its portfolio includes digital mobile marketing services and solutions such as performance marketing, customer acquisition, smart data management, enriched customer profiling and data monetization. The Company has 150 professionals, experts in mobile, content, digital marketing and technology in 7 offices in Europe (HQ in Rome, Italy) and Latin America, providing a local presence while maintaining a global focus.

Big Fernand

Acquisition in 2017
Founded in 2011 by Steve Burgraff, Guillaume Pagliano and Alexandre Auriac, Big Fernand pioneered the gourmet burger frenzy in France and still prides itself on making the best burgers a la française. French cheese is sourced in bulk, fresh meat is minced and potatoes are cut and fried each morning in the restaurants. Currently Big Fernand operates nearly forty restaurants in France, London, Dubai and Hong Kong.

Dr. Vranjes SRL

Acquisition in 2017
Dr. Vranjes Firenze provides scents used in home diffusers and candles. It is best known for its reed diffuser bottles, which are shaped after the Brunelleschi Dome in the Florence Cathedral and are sold in more than 70 countries. The company was founded in 1983 by Dr Paolo Vranjes, who will remain as chief executive.

Liberty London

Acquisition in 2010
Liberty London is specialist fabric prints which made it recognisable worldwide. Today, Liberty is a heritage British brand well known for its iconic department store located on central London's Regent Street and its innovatively designed Liberty branded printed fabric, sold to clothing manufacturers and department stores worldwide.

Jack Wills Limited

Private Equity Round in 2016
Jack Wills, for more than 16 years, has brought British heritage-inspired wares of the highest quality to the wardrobes of a spirited and inspired youth, epitomising what it is to be British, irreverent and carefree.
Management Consulting Group PLC provides professional services in the Americas, Europe, and internationally. It serves manufacturing, natural resources, building materials, consumer packaged goods, transportation, automotive, and heavy industries. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Iconic London Ltd

Acquisition in 2018
Iconic London Ltd manufactures and markets cosmetic products. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Romford, United Kingdom.
The Private Clinic Ltd provides medical cosmetic treatment services. It offers cosmetic and plastic surgery, body contouring and liposuction, hair transplants and restoration, varicose vein removal, snoring, fat transfer, and aesthetics/rejuvenation and dermatology services for men and women. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in London, United Kingdom with clinics in Buckinghamshire, Northampton, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, and Glasgow, United Kingdom. It also has consultation rooms in the United Kingdom. The Private Clinic Ltd operates as a subsidiary of The Private Clinic Group Limited.