ABOUT US

Founded in mid 2009, Columna is an entrepeneurial investment firm based in London and Lugano (Switzerland) that focuses on small to mid-market companies with growth potential in Europe.

We currently manage in excess of Euro 200 million in corporate investments and have an established track record of executing and managing attractive deals. Capital commitments can range between Euro 15 million and Euro 50 million combining secondary capital for selling shareholders with follow-on capital for growth opportunities, often in growth markets. The Columna team consists of a small and flexible group of experienced professionals that actively supports management teams and entrepreneurs to drive organic growth and execute on consolidation opportunities.

Since July 2010, Columna has completed seven transactions followed by twenty-three add-on acquisitions with funds provided by a group of well-known blue chip institutions and family offices with a long-term investment horizon. Columna principals seek to achieve a close alignment of interest with investors through a meaningful personal co-investment in all transactions. In February 2012, Columna achieved the successful exit of one portfolio investment to a strategic investor.

Columna is currently investing its debut fund Columna Capital Fund I with total commitments of Euro 95 Million.

Although principally an acquirer of direct equity interests, Columna can also work with investors in private equity funds where there is a need for a replacement manager or general partner. In January 2013, Columna acquired 100% of the limited partnership interests and the GP of a 1999 vintage European private equity fund taking control of the underlying investment portfolio.

Columna is an active sponsor, working closely with management teams to drive long term value creation.

 









Columna Capital LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Columna Capital LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England. Partnership Number OC345976, Registered Office: 40 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9EL, Entered on the FCA Register, registration number 514689, VAT Number GB 974 8005 96.