Parisian Sunrise

Sun European Partners, a division of US private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, has opened offices in Paris and Frankfurt as the firm continues to grow this side of the Atlantic.

Sun first set-up shop in Europe in London in July 2004 – the team now comprises 20 investment professionals including 11 transaction and three senior operations professionals.

Since 2004, Sun European has advised on 22 European private equity transactions for Sun Capital including 12 platform and 10 add-on acquisitions. Sun Capital’s European portfolio companies generate close to €4bin in annual aggregate turnover and include 12 companies headquartered in five countries across Europe.

Managing director Philip A. Dougall and head of Sun European ,said: “Since opening its office in London nearly four years ago, Sun European has grown significantly in terms of personnel and the number of transactions in which it has provided advice to Sun Capital. The new Paris and Frankfurt offices will support Sun’s heightened presence and expanded European platform, reflecting its strong commitment and confidence going forward in the European markets.”