L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world, today announced that Jean-Philippe Barade has been appointed Partner and Head of the London office, effective immediately.

Jean-Philippe Barade brings more than 15 years of experience in private equity with a focus on consumer and retail. Most recently, he served as Co-Founding Partner of B&B Investment Partners, a London-based investment fund sponsored by Walgreens Boots Alliance, focusing on growth investment opportunities in the consumer and healthcare sectors.

Before B&B, Jean-Philippe Barade spent five years at Morgan Stanley Private Equity as a Managing Director and Partner, serving on the Morgan Stanley Capital Partners V Investment Committee. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Jean-Philippe Barade was a Principal of Permira Advisers where he served as a member of the worldwide consumer, retail and leisure team, leading and executing acquisitions including Birds Eye iglo Group and Cognis.

J. Michael Chu, Global co-CEO of L Catterton, commented, “We are delighted that Jean-Philippe is joining the L Catterton team. He has outstanding and relevant private equity experience in consumer and retail, and we are confident that his financial, operational and leadership experience make him the right leader to head our London office.”

Philippe Franchet, Managing Partner of L Catterton Europe, added, “Jean-Philippe brings deep expertise in consumer-focused private equity and strong relationships that position us well to grow our franchise inEurope as we continue to extend our leadership. Looking forward, Jean-Philippe’s talents and experience will help accelerate and enhance the growth of L Catterton Europe as he leads the London office.”

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“I am excited to join L Catterton, which has tremendous opportunities ahead both in Europe and globally,” said Mr. Barade. “I am eager to begin working with the entire L Catterton team to help support and grow the firm’s outstanding portfolio and to help identify the best opportunities in consumer growth investing.”

Mr. Barade began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston as an Associate on the M&A team. He received his M.B.A from ESSEC in France.

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