Industri Kapital strengthens its French team
Industri Kapital, a leading European private equity firm, has appointed Dan Soudry as Associate Director. The appointment strengthens the team headed up by Christopher Masek (responsible for the French and Southern European markets) and now comprising Jean-Baptiste Wautier, Stefano Sirolli (both Deputy Directors), Rémi Buttiaux and Josep Turró Bassols (both Associates).
Dan Soudry, 32 years old, began his career in the Corporate Banking division of Paribas (1994-1998). He then spent 3 years (1998-2001) at KPMG Corporate Finance (Director, member of the Practice Private Equity) and joined ABN Amro Capital in 2001 as Associate Director in the LBO team, where he remained until this new appointment. Mr. Soudry graduated from HEC in 1993 and the Université Paris I – Sorbonne (DESS in Corporate law) in 1994.
Industri Kapital is a leading European private equity firm with Nordic roots, managing over 3 billion euro in funds. Since 1989, Industri Kapital has acquired 46 European companies. The current portfolio encompasses 25 companies with a total turnover exceeding 11 billion euro. Industri Kapital creates long-term value through active ownership and operational improvement in the acquired businesses, working in close partnership with portfolio company management.
Industri Kapital’s French investments include Laho Equipement, France’s second largest construction equipment rental group (June 2000), Fives-Lille, an international industrial engineering group that designs, produces and sells equipment mainly for the automotive, aluminum, steel and cement sectors (February 2001) and Labeyrie, European market leader in foie gras and smoked salmon (March 2002).
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