THCP strengthens investment team with three senior hires

Three Hills Capital Partners (“THCP”) is delighted to welcome three senior professionals to its investment team, with the arrival of Marco Anatriello as Partner, Andrew Lawley as Operating Partner and Davide Pelle as Principal. 

Marco joins as Partner and member of the THCP Investment Committee, and is based in London. He brings over 15 years of investment and corporate finance experience, having previously co-founded Bluegem Capital Partners, a successful pan-European consumer focussed manager with over €600 million of assets under management. At Bluegem, Marco completed several investments across Europe and sat on a number of Boards, including the iconic Liberty brand in London. Prior to Bluegem, Marco worked in the Investment Banking and Strategic Solutions teams at Merrill Lynch in both London and Milan. Marco will leverage his years of experience transacting with entrepreneurial mid-market companies across Europe to focus on deal origination and execution as well as business development for the firm.

Andrew joins as Operating Partner and observer to the THCP Investment Committee, based in London. He also sits on the Board of THCP’s parent company, Atypical Partner, and serves as Chief Innovation Officer of the firm. Andrew specialises in supporting growth, transformation and strategic development across businesses, and currently serves as Chairman of Hunter Boot Limited and sits on the Board of THCP portfolio companies Sigma, Trak and Recycling Lives. Andrew brings with him over two decades of European mid-market operating and investment experience. Previously, he spent seven years as Group Strategy Director for Dixons Carphone plc, where he led all strategic, transformation and M&A activity for the group, including the £3.2 billion merger and integration of the two businesses. Prior to Dixons, Andrew spent 15 years as Managing Director and Investment Committee member within the RBS private equity off-balance sheet fund, focusing on majority and minority investments across the mid-market. He began his career in restructuring and corporate finance at both Grant Thornton and Coopers & Lybrand.

Davide Pelle joins as Principal, based in Milan. He brings over 12 years of investment and advisory experience. Most recently, he spent six years at private equity firm Investindustrial, where he was involved in ten investments across sectors and also sat on a number of Boards. Prior to this, Davide was an investment professional at the Italian listed investment company Intek Group as well as the global private equity firm Permira. Davide will focus on investment origination and execution across Italy.

THCP’s growing team now consists of six partners and 20 talented professionals across its London and Milan offices. With plans for two additional hires at the Principal and Associate level, focused on Northern Europe and general deal support respectively, THCP expects to bring the team’s total to 22 individuals by the end of 2021.

The above recent appointments follow the arrival of other strategic appointments at THCP’s parent company level, Atypical Partner (“AP”). Over the course of 2020, AP deepened its service offering to THCP with senior hires across its Digital, Business Development, Investor Relations and Legal teams. With the onboarding of Fiona Satchell (Vice President of Digital), Beatrice Tamburi (Business Development Partner), Stephanie Mata (Managing Director in Investor Relations) and Massimiliano Calabro (General Legal Counsel), AP has significantly bolstered its in-house capabilities by leveraging their talent and experience from the likes of Jimmy Choo, Liberty London and Credit Suisse, as well as Italian house names Kairos Partners and Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners. Collectively, AP operates with a large, well-established team of 44 experienced professionals across three offices in London, Milan and Luxembourg.

Commenting on the appointment of these new team members Mauro Moretti, Founder and Partner of THCP, said: 

“We are delighted to announce the addition of Marco, Andrew and Davide to our investment team and welcome them onboard. Our ability to attract such skilled and experienced international professionals with blue-chip backgrounds demonstrates the appeal of our investment strategy and growth vision. In the last 12 months, our firm has undergone an impressive growth in human capital both at Three Hills and Atypical Partner levels, giving us a solid platform on which to operate and deliver to all of our stakeholders as we look forward to a busy 2021 and beyond.”