Investment activity

Realised proceeds
Total funds raised


Stuart McAlpine
Managing Partner
Sector teams
Investment professionals

Sector focus

Our experienced team of sector specialists identifies subsectors of focus and creates proprietary angles to acquire target companies.

Business Services
Financial Services

Our geographies

Our team of European specialists has the experience and relationships to navigate the complexity of the European landscape, across languages, cultures, currencies and regulatory regimes. 

Our geographies

Key Cinven milestones

Founded in 1977, Cinven became independent from the British Coal pension schemes in 1995 and raised its first independent fund in 1996.

British Coal pension schemes

We opened our first continental European offices in Paris and Frankfurt in 1999, followed by Milan in 2006.

Paris and Frankfurt

Became a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Investment in 2009.


Opened our Hong Kong office in 2009 with a mandate to help our portfolio companies grow into Asian markets.

Hong Kong office

Opened our Madrid and New York offices in 2015.

Madrid and New York

Our investor base

We manage capital on behalf of more than 500 investors globally.

Investor by Type

  • Public pension fund 47%
  • SWF 16%
  • Endowment & others 10%
  • Insurance 10%
  • Corporate pension 8%
  • Fund of funds 5%
  • Family office 4%

Investor by Geography

  • America 44%
  • Europe 34%
  • Far East 15%
  • Middle East 7%

Cinven is owned by and for the benefit of its Partners. The Boards of the Guernsey Managers supervise the governance of the Cinven Funds. Cinven's only business is the management of private equity funds, so the issue of potential conflicts of interest in respect of corporate advisory work does not apply to the firm.

Cinven Partners LLP, a member of the Cinven group of companies is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The Cinven Funds are managed by Cinven Limited, Cinven Capital Management (V) General Partner Limited and Cinven Capital Management (VI) General Partner Limited, which are authorised and regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (‘GFSC’). Cinven S.A. is authorised and regulated by the French regulator Autorité des Marches (‘AMF’).