Mauro is the Founder and Managing Partner of THCP. Prior to establishing the company Mauro was a Partner at Hutton Collins where he worked on several investments. Earlier in his career he worked at BC Partners, both in Milan and London and the M&A division of J.P. Morgan.
Mauro is the Founder and Chairman of the Nice To Meet You Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, focused on promoting education through scholarships, research and projects, to guarantee the same opportunities for everyone and enhance their possibilities for change.
Mauro graduated cum laude in Business Administration from Bocconi University and completed his Master in Finance at Copenhagen Business School. He speaks Italian and English.
Leks has been a Partner at THCP since inception. Prior to that Leks worked at Hutton Collins, initially as the Financial Controller and subsequently as a member of the investment team. Earlier in his career, he spent two years as the Finance & Controlling Manager at Pago in Austria (an international premium fruit juice producer and subsidiary of Heineken) and as Assistant Manager within the Audit and Advisory team at Mazars.
Leks is a Chartered Accountant and holds a BSc in Economics and Econometrics as well as a MSc in IT from the University of Nottingham. He speaks English, Dutch and German.
Michele has been a Partner at THCP since inception. Prior to that, Michele worked in the investment team at Hutton Collins and formerly at the Italian private equity firm Clessidra. Earlier in his career, Michele was part of the European Investment Banking division at Merrill Lynch.
Michele holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Milan. He speaks Italian, English and Spanish.
Ana joined THCP in October 2014 and specialises in Business Development. Before joining the company, Ana was in the Business Development team at BrightGate Capital in Madrid where she assisted select hedge fund clients to prospect investors and promote their funds within the Spanish market. Prior to that Ana held roles in equity research at Credit Suisse and equity derivative sales at UBS London.
Ana holds a Masters in Management from the Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III), and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian.
Lance joined THCP in January 2016 and is a Managing Director. Before joining the company, Lance was in the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs where he focused on special situations lending in the U.S. middle market. Prior to that Lance held investment banking roles at Cogent Partners and Bank of America Securities.
Lance holds a BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, as well as an MBA and Masters in Advanced Finance from IE Business School in Madrid. He is a CFA Charterholder and speaks English and Spanish.
Joe joined THCP in April 2017 and is a Principal. Before joining the company, Joe spent over four years at Montagu Private Equity. Prior to that he was at J.P. Morgan Cazenove in Corporate Finance.
Joe holds a BA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.
Arjan joined THCP in June 2017 and is an Investment Manager. Before joining the company, Arjan was at Vitruvian Partners where he worked for 2 years in the Benelux and UK investment teams. Prior to Vitruvian, he spent nearly 3 years in the Investment Banking division of Morgan Stanley covering Benelux and Switzerland. Previously, Arjan was a technology entrepreneur, co-founding an e-commerce software enterprise in the Netherlands.
Arjan holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Finance and Investments from the RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He also holds a LL.M. in Financial Law from the ESL Erasmus University. Arjan speaks English, Dutch, German and French.
Victor joined THCP in May 2018 and is a Principal. Before joining the company, he worked for Lion Capital in London and Los Angeles, where he spent the last four years focusing on the Consumer and Retail sector. Prior to that, he was at Rhône Group and Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he served in their private equity group as well as in the corporate finance team.
Victor holds a Masters in Finance and a Bachelors degree in Economics and Political Science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. He speaks French and English.
Elliot Hodges joined THCP in May 2018 and is an Investment Associate. Before joining the company, Elliot was at Rothschild where he spent 3 years in the Investment Banking division covering the Consumer, Retail & Leisure space.
Elliot holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick.
Barbara joined THCP in March 2019 and is Strategies Manager, Head of ESG and CEO of Nice to Meet You. Before joining the company, she worked for Metric Capital Partners in London, where she focused on new investment opportunities in SME’s across Europe. Prior to that, she was at Alvarez and Marsal where she served in their Financial Restructuring and Perforamnce Improvement teams. Barbara began her career within the M&A division of Banca Leonardo (now Houlihan Lokey) in Milan.
|Barbara holds a MSc in Finance and a BSc in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and an MBA from INSEAD. She speaks Italian and English.|
Alvaro joined THCP in September 2018 and is an Investment Associate. Before joining the company, Alvaro spent 3 years at MCH Private Equity, a leading private equity company covering the Iberian Peninsula.
Alvaro holds an MBA degree from MIT Sloan in Boston, as well as an MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI) in Madrid. He speaks Spanish and English.
Monica Perricone joined THCP in February 2019 and is an Investment Associate. Before joining the company, Monica spent 4 years at Deutsche Bank in the European Leveraged Finance Group and Equity Capital Markets.
Monica holds an MSc in Finance cum laude from Bocconi University. She speaks Italian and English.
Esteban joined THCP in September 2019 and is a Partner. He has over 20 years of credit investing experience, most recently at Generation Investment Management, where he made credit investments in sustainability-focused companies. Prior to that he worked at Indigo Capital, a pan-European mezzanine fund, and Barclays Bank in both London and New York. Esteban has also been advising the City of London Corporation since 2018 on a variety of topics, including sustainable asset management, growth financing for greentech companies and green finance international cooperation programmes.
Esteban holds an MA in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain and a BSc from the London School of Economics. He speaks English, Spanish and French.
Sebastian joined THCP in March 2020 as an Investment Associate. Before joining, Sebastian spent 2 years in Nomura’s Investment Banking Division covering the Energy sector in Europe.
Sebastian holds an MSc in Financial Economics and an LLM in Financial Law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Sebastian joined THCP in March 2020 and is a Principal. Before joining the company, he worked at Generation Investment Management for six years across both their Global Credit and Growth Equity investment teams. Prior to Generation, Sebastian practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in London and Hong Kong, focusing on international corporate and financing transactions.
Sebastian holds an M.A. in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and is a CFA Charterholder.
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