Bluegem Capital Partners LLP, a consumer specialist private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has established an office in Luxembourg, expanded its artificial intelligence and portfolio management resources, and recruited new joiners to its investment and operations teams.

Establishing the Luxembourg office strengthens our senior operations team and ensures post-Brexit continuity of the provision of fund management services within the EU. Claire Burke, Managing Director Luxembourg, takes responsibility for Finance and IT functions in Luxembourg. Ben Crivelli, Managing Director Luxembourg, takes responsibility for Compliance and Risk Management functions in Luxembourg.  Maximilian Fritz, Legal Counsel Luxembourg, supports our in-house legal team with matters related to Luxembourg. Claire, Ben and Maximillian bring collectively 35 years of experience from Luxembourg financial services roles including legal counsel, ESG, finance and compliance. Additionally, Stephen Cooper, Financial Controller, joins the London-based operations team from Montagu where he was since 2012, working in the Investor Reporting and Portfolio & Insights teams.

Bluegem has strengthened its investment team with the recruitment of Marie Teissedre and Sebastian Bjeldskov who join the Pan European Team, highlighting Bluegem’s continued momentum in deploying its latest fund. Bluegem is currently investing from its third-generation fund which closed in February 2022 and is already nearly 60% invested in a diverse portfolio of five assets. Bluegem is focused on opportunities for investment in the consumer staples sector underpinned by strong secular megatrends.

Bluegem has built proprietary artificial intelligence tools to underpin investment decisions and accelerate value creation. Adding to this portfolio of digital expertise, Bluegem have engaged Farid Sarwari who is focused on data insight across the portfolio and Chris Hammond who brings over a decade of experience leading ecommerce transformations at leading consumer brands.

With the growth of the portfolio, Bluegem have also enhanced the portfolio management function focused on value creation and performance improvement. Pierre-Arthur Chatard brings experience from the Goldman Sachs Foundation, Alvarez & Marsal and Roland Berger, will predominantly consult across the French based portfolio companies. Meanwhile Carsten Steinburg, brings experience from Alvarez & Marsal and KPMG, and will predominantly consult across the DACH based portfolio companies. Pierre and Carsten join the Bluegem network of consultants and industry veterans from blue chip firms such as Amazon, Google and P&G to help partner companies scale sustainably.

Commenting on these appointments, Emilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Founding Partner, Bluegem said:

“We are delighted to welcome all our new joiners, who bring extensive experience and expertise which will enhance the Bluegem platform and position us well for long term growth. We are particularly excited to continue advancements in development of our Artificial Intelligence and Digital toolkit, which is an integral part of our investment lifecycle.”

About Bluegem Capital Partners LLP

Bluegem is a specialist consumer-focused private equity firm that partners with management teams and founders to accelerate growth of strong consumer brands. With a track record of investing across Europe through different economic cycles, industry and market conditions, Bluegem has refined their investment strategy to focus on resilient consumer segments benefiting from secular megatrends, including Beauty and Personal Care; Household Care; Food and Beverage; Baby Care; Pet Care; Home Décor; and Hobby and Craft. More information about Bluegem can be found at

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