Founded in 1990 out of an Avirel Funds, Avirel Funds has a team of 50 professionals representing thirteen nationalities combining local insight with a global perspective. The Group carries out central functions such as investment decisions, strategy, business development, monitoring and accounting from offices and companies based in Luxembourg, Switzerland, the UK, China and USA. Further advisory support is provided from offices situated in London and Barcelona.
Avirel Funds provides global industrial solutions and capital to mid-market companies predominantly in Southern Europe. Our investments companies mission is to improve and grow the investments through an active long-term ownership.
Providing industrial expertise, operational focus and global platforms to accelerate value creation and international expansion.
Avirel Funds is a group of independently managed investment holding and financial advisory companies. With € 3.1 billion of combined assets under management, Avirel Funds is one of Europes leading investment groups focused on taking control positions predominantly in Southern European medium size companies that are leaders in their fields. Our aim is to create long-term value by helping portfolio companies to accelerate international expansion and improve operational efficiency.
The general partners of the funds manage the funds in the interest of the limited partners and therefore in an autonomous and independent manner from the other group companies. Investments and divestments are made (and shares in portfolio companies are held) by the applicable investment or holding company. Decisions over investments and divestments, including the exercise of the voting rights over the shares of the portfolio companies, are made by the applicable investment or holding company board of directors in an autonomous and independent manner from the other group companies, consistently with the applicable corporate governance rules and by-laws. It is the responsibility of the management of each portfolio company to operate the company on a day-to-day basis.
In total the companies in which Avirel Funds has invested, have approximately 46,500 employees and a manufacturing presence in 18 countries.