London, 6th March 2015 – Alteri Investors, the specialist European retail investor, today announces the appointment of Magnus Mattsson as Chief Investment Officer. Magnus joins from private equity firm Apax Partners LLP where he spent 11 years, latterly as a Senior Principal in its Retail and Consumer group.
During his time at Apax which was split between the London and Munich offices, Magnus led or participated in numerous retail and consumer transactions including fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger, Nordic garden centre chain Plantasjen, shoes and bag manufacturer Cole Haan and Tnuva, Israel's largest food company. In total, he was instrumental in €2.8bn of equity investment.
Announcing the appointment Gavin George, CEO of Alteri Investors said, "We're delighted to welcome Magnus, who will be responsible for driving our investment activity across Europe. His pedigree in private equity, track-record of successful deal-making and pan European network will be central in developing Alteri's investment and lending capability."
Commenting on his new role, Mattsson said, "I'm thrilled to be joining the Alteri team near the start of what I expect to be an exciting journey. The market opportunity across Europe for turnaround deals in the retail sector is significant, and with the financial backing of our joint venture partner Apollo Credit, coupled with the depth of the team’s financial and operational skills, I'm very confident we can play an important role in the European retail restructuring market."
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