Ardian Growth, a private investment house, has made a minority investment in Kapten & Son, a German brand specializing in the online retail sale of lifestyle and fashion accessories. Ardian will support the founders as a strategic partner to build and grow the business. In addition, Ardian will support Kapten’s internationalization efforts by leveraging its global network and its expertise in targeted build-up strategy.
Romain Chiudini, director at Ardian, said, “We recognized in Kapten & Son, and moreover in management team, all the qualities we search in fast growing companies in Digital market. Their value of entrepreneurship, innovation and ambition are similar to ours. Kapten & Son is now sized to build its position as a leading player in the new e-commerce generation, which is considered to be a particularly buoyant sector.”
Fabian Deventer, co-founder, added, “Products are one of the strengths of Kapten & Son. Our marketing expertise, combined with our knowledge of customers’ expectations thanks to our data analysis tools, are elements that clearly differentiate our model.”