Team

Our team has been purpose-built since 2002 to execute our strategy across Europe

20

Team Members

15

Investment Professionals

9

Nationalities

9

European Languages

1

Office Base

Aurelien Benoit

Aurelien joined Stirling Square in 2016 from Goldman Sachs, where he was in the Investment Banking division, focused on Mergers & Acquisitions, Leveraged Buyouts, and Raid Defences within the Industrials team. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in France and the United States. Aurelien holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Diplôme in Economics from Institut d'Administration des Enterprises.

Investment Professional

Career

Goldman Sachs, London
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Paris & New York

Education

MBA, INSEAD
Diplôme, Institut d'Administration des Enterprises

Languages

English / French

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Vernet / Isoclima / OHI

Enrico Biale

Enrico joined Stirling Square in 2010. Previously, he was in the Investment Banking division at Goldman Sachs, focused on Mergers & Acquisitions and Leveraged Buyouts in the Healthcare and Consumer sectors. His previous experience includes Deloitte’s Assurance and Corporate Finance teams in Italy. Enrico holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Laurea in Economics and Business from the University of Genoa.

Investment Committee Member

Career

Goldman Sachs, London
Deloitte, Genoa & Milan

Education

MBA, Columbia Business School
Laurea, University of Genoa

Languages

English / Italian / Spanish

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Viscolube / NFA / OHI

Chris Black

Chris joined Stirling Square in 2008 from UBS Private Equity, where he led the business management and financial reporting division of the bank’s global Private Equity division. Chris holds a BSc in Business Management from King’s College London. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Chief Financial Officer

Career

UBS Private Equity, London

Education

BSc, Kings College London
ACA, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Languages

English

Stefano Bonfiglio

Stefano is a co-founder of Stirling Square. Previously, Stefano was a Partner and Managing Director with DLJ Merchant Banking (“DLJMB”), the Private Equity division of Donaldson, Luftkin & Jenrette, in New York and London. Prior to joining DLJMB, Stefano worked at Bankers Trust in New York and Milan, where he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Acquisition & Structured Finance and Private Equity divisions. Stefano holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in International Economics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also a fellow of the Karl F. Landegger Program at Georgetown University and of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

Founder, Managing Partner & Investment Committee Chair

Career

DLJ Merchant Banking, New York & London
Bankers Trust, New York & Milan

Education

MBA, The Wharton School
MA, University of Pennsylvania
BS, Georgetown University

Languages

English / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Viscolube / SAR / Axitea
As Managing Partner Stefano maintains broad oversight of the full portfolio

Alessandro Costamagna

Alessandro joined Stirling Square in 2017 from Rhône Group, where he focused on the Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals sectors. Prior to that, Alessandro was at The Boston Consulting Group in Milan. Alessandro holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College London.

Investment Professional

Career

Rhône Group, London
The Boston Consulting Group, Milan

Education

MBA, Harvard Business School
BSc, Imperial College London

Languages

English / Italian / French

Current Portfolio Responsibility

AD Industrie / Viscolube / Axitea

Dietrich Hauptmeier

Dietrich joined Stirling Square in 2017 from TA Associates in London, where he focused on the Business Services and Technology sectors. His previous private equity experience includes Palamon Capital Partners and KKR. Dietrich began his career in the Investment Banking division of Merrill Lynch. Dietrich holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Business Studies from the Technical University of Berlin.

Investment Professional

Career

TA Associates, London
Palamon, London
KKR, London

Education

Diploma, Technical University of Berlin

Languages

English / German

Jonathan Heathcote

Jonathan joined Stirling Square in 2013 from Palamon Capital Partners. Previously, Jonathan served as a consultant to Stirling Square from 2007 to 2008, and prior to that was at European Acquisition Capital and McKinsey & Co. He also served as a Royal Marines Officer. Jonathan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an BA in Geography from the University of Oxford.

Investment Committee Member

Career

Palamon Capital Partners, London
European Acquisition Capital, London
McKinsey & Co, London
Royal Marines Officer

Education

MBA, Harvard Business School
BA, University of Oxford

Languages

English

Current Portfolio Responsibility

AD Industrie / Mettis Aerospace / Siblu Villages / NFA / Vision Ophthalmology Group

Christopher Heine

Christopher joined Stirling Square in 2017 from Morgan Stanley, where he was in the Investment Banking division, focused on Mergers & Acquisitions and Leveraged Buyouts in the Healthcare, FinTech and Consumer sectors. Prior to that, Christopher was at Accenture Strategy. Christopher holds an MBA from the London Business School and a Diplom in Industrial Engineering from Kaiserslautern University of Technology.

Investment Professional

Career

Morgan Stanley, London
Accenture Strategy, Frankfurt

Education

MBA, London Business School
Diplom, Kaiserslautern University of Technology

Languages

English / German

Ben Hopper

Ben joined Stirling Square in 2015 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was in the Corporate Finance team, focused on cross-border restructurings and Mergers & Acquisitions. Ben holds an MBA from the London Business School and a BA in Management Studies from the University of Nottingham. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Investment Professional

Career

PricewaterhouseCoopers, London & Johannesburg

Education

MBA, London Business School
BA, University of Nottingham
ACA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Languages

English

Current Portfolio Responsibility

DOCU Nordic / Mettis Aerospace / NFA / SAR

Julien Horreard

Julien joined Stirling Square in 2008 from UBS, where he was in the Investment Banking division, focused on Mergers & Acquisitions. Before UBS, Julien worked in the Merchant Banking team at BNP Paribas in New York. Julien began his career in JP Morgan’s Investment Banking division in Paris. Julien holds a Diplôme de Grande Ecole from ESCP Europe.

Investment Committee Member

Career

UBS Investment Bank, London
BNP Paribas, New York
JP Morgan, Paris

Education

Diplôme de Grande Ecole, ESCP Europe

Languages

English / French

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Vernet / AD Industrie / Mettis Aerospace / Siblu Villages / Cartonplast

Patric Klees

Patric joined Stirling Square in 2011 from Capvis Equity Partners in Zurich. Prior to that, Patric worked at D.B. Zwirn & Co in New York. Patric holds a Licentiate in Business Administration from the University of Zurich. He is also a qualified Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

Investment Professional

Career

Capvis Equity Partners, Zurich
D.B. Zwirn & Co, New York

Education

Licentiate, University of Zurich
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

Languages

English / German / French

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Vision Ophthalmology Group / Cartonplast

Nicole Langlois

Nicole joined Stirling Square in 2017 from Pantheon Ventures, where she was a Human Resources Manager. Prior to that, Nicole worked as a Human Resources Business Partner at HgCapital. Nicole holds an MA in Human Resource Management from London Metropolitan University and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Greenwich.

Human Resources Manager

Career

Pantheon Ventures, London
HgCapital, London

Education

MA, London Metropolitan University
BSc, University of Greenwich

Languages

English

Henrik Lif

Henrik joined Stirling Square in 2017 from Segulah in Stockholm. Previously, Henrik was at Nordic Capital in Stockholm where he worked both as an Investment Professional and as President & CEO of CPS Color Group, a portfolio company based in Vantaa (Finland). He was previously a consultant at Arthur D Little. Henrik holds an MSc in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Investment Committee Member

Career

Segulah, Stockholm
Nordic Capital, Stockholm
CPS Color Group, Finland
Arthur D. Little, Stockholm

Education

MSc, Stockholm School of Economics
MSc, Royal Institute of Technology

Languages

English / Swedish / Danish / Norwegian

Current Portfolio Responsibility

DOCU Nordic

Pascal Monteiro de Barros

Pascal joined Stirling Square Capital Partners in 2016 from MAB Partners where he was responsible for global business development and key investor relationships. Before MAB Partners, Pascal was a senior marketer at EIM Group, a fund of hedge funds manager. Pascal holds an MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia and a BA in History from Hamilton College.

Head of Investor Relations & Business Development

Career

MAB Partners, London
EIM Group, London
Planet, Lisbon
Telecel, Lisbon

Education

MBA, University of Virginia
BA, Hamilton College

Languages

English / Portuguese / French / Spanish

Gregorio Napoleone

Gregorio is a co-founder of Stirling Square. Previously, Gregorio was a Principal at DLJ Merchant Banking (“DLJMB”), the Private Equity division of Donaldson, Luftkin & Jenrette, in New York and London. Before joining DLJMB, Gregorio worked at Bankers Trust in New York and Milan, where he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Acquisition & Structured Finance and Private Equity divisions. His previous experience includes executive positions in industrial firms in Europe and Asia. Gregorio completed the ETPJ graduate programme in Japanese management practices at Sophia University in Tokyo and holds a Laurea in Business Administration from Università Bocconi in Milan.

Founder & Investment Committee Member

Career

DLJ Merchant Banking, New York & London
Bankers Trust, New York & Milan
Ferrero Group, Tokyo & Hong Kong

Education

ETPJ Programme, Sophia University Tokyo
Laurea, Università Bocconi

Languages

English / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Isoclima / Cartonplast / OHI / Jeckerson

Matteo Nichil

Matteo joined Stirling Square in 2013 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was in the Mergers & Acquisitions team. Prior to that, Matteo worked in the Italian Coverage team in Milan. Matteo holds an MSc in Mathematical Trading and Finance from Cass Business School and a Laurea in Economics and Finance from Università Bocconi in Milan.

Investment Professional

Career

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London & Milan

Education

MSc, Cass Business School
Laurea, Università Bocconi

Languages

English / Italian

Current Portfolio Responsibility

AD Industrie / Viscolube / Siblu Villages / Axitea

Victor Olsson

Victor joined Stirling Square in 2018 from Solix in Copenhagen. Previously, Victor was at JP Morgan, where he was in the Investment Banking division and focused on Mergers & Acquisitions in the Nordic region. Victor holds an MSc in Applied Economics and Finance and a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School.

Investment Professional

Career

Solix
J.P. Morgan

Education

MSc, Copenhagen Business School
BSc, Copenhagen Business School

Languages

English / Swedish / Danish / Norwegian

Jan-Henning Saitz

Jan joined Stirling Square in 2015 from Better Capital, where he was focused on distressed private equity investments and turnaround situations. Jan holds a Masters in Management from the London Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Mannheim.

Investment Professional

Career

Better Capital, London

Education

MSc, London Business School
BSc, University of Mannheim

Languages

English / German

Current Portfolio Responsibility

Vision Ophthalmology Group / Cartonplast

Ritu Singh

Ritu joined Stirling Square in 2017 from Atomico, where she was a Fund & Portfolio Accountant. Ritu began her career at Ernst & Young’s Assurance team where she was primarily focused on the Private Equity and Hedge Fund industries. Ritu holds a BEng in Chemical and Bio-Systems Engineering from the University of Surrey. She is also a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Associate Controller

Career

Atomico, London
Ernst & Young, London

Education

BEng, University of Surrey
CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland

Languages

English / Hindi

Charlotte Woltz

Charlotte joined Stirling Square in 2016. Previously, she was at Highbridge Capital Management in New York, where she focused on Business Development and Product Strategy. Prior to that, Charlotte worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch within the Industrials team of the Investment Banking division. Charlotte holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.

Investor Relations

Career

Highbridge Capital Management, New York
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York

Education

MBA, Harvard Business School
BS, University of North Carolina

Languages

English