Who is Cinven?

Founded in 1977, Cinven is a leading international private equity firm that focuses on Europe.

What does Cinven do?

Cinven has an investment team of 65 people based in five offices across Europe. The company invests equity of over €100 million in private businesses valued at greater than €300 million.

Cinven acquires successful, high-quality companies and helps them grow and develop. The firm adds value by redirecting the company's resources to focus on its core strengths, improving the strategy and through the acquisition of complementary businesses.

"We take a responsible approach towards our portfolio companies, their employees, suppliers and local communities, the environment and society" - Cinven

Some companies Cinven has invested in

  • Guardian Financial Services
  • CeramTec

Why do we back Cinven?

"The unique and attractiveness of Cinven centres around its detailed investment process, deep sector knowledge, clear value creation strategy, and top down approach to portfolio construction" – Cameron Graham, abrdn



Core sectors

Business services




Technology, media, telecommunications

Financial services

Target company size

Greater than €300 million

Investment strategy