Our team

INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE WITH EXPERIENCED AND PROFESSIONAL TEAM

Our multinational and multilingual team is located in Luxembourg, an international hub in the center of Europe. Leveraging on more than 80 years of combined investment and transaction experience, each transaction team builds on the necessary competences needed to evaluate the potential of presented investment opportunities and to support the investee companies on their path to growth and value maximization.

BIP’s investment decisions are made by its Investment Committee after a recommendation by the Investment Team.

Investment
Team

Aline Bapst
Investment Manager

Sebastian Brose
Investment Director

Olivier Cangardel
Investment Manager

Estelle Fornallaz
Partner

Anne-Laure Geoffroy
Finance Manager

Viviane Graffé
Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Partner

Bruno Lambert
Chief Executive Officer, Partner

Natalia Sutugina
Partner

Katrin Wehr-Seiter
Managing Director, Partner

Investment committee

Romain Bausch

Nicolas Buck

Bruno Lambert

Katrin Wehr-Seiter

Michel Wurth
Chairman

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Marc Giorgetti

Claude Kremer

Bruno Lambert

Georges Prost

Thierry Wolter

Michel Wurth
Chairman

Our history

2000

BIP was founded in April 2000 with the incorporation of BGL Investment Partners S.A. (BIP I) at the joint initiative of Banque Générale du Luxembourg, now BGL BNP Paribas S.A., and a group of private investors in Luxembourg. In the same year, BIP I was quoted on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

2001 2010

BGL BNP Paribas progressively decreased its share ownership. Various Luxembourg families invested in BIP I, transforming it into a family-backed company. BIP I changed its name to BIP Investment Partners S.A.

2011

BIP I repositioned its approach, building on a strong balance sheet, excellent reputation, reinforced team and significant funds available for further investment. BIP I has since been ideally positioned to pursue its long-term value creation aim for the benefits of all its stakeholders.

2014

BIP I delisted from the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

2016

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (the “GSAM Funds”) acquired a significant stake in BIP I.

2017

BIP announced the first closing of BIP FUND (SCA), SICAR (BIP II) managed by BIP Capital Partners and supported by the majority of the shareholders of BIP I, including GSAM Funds, and new investors.

2018

In July 2018, BIP announced the final closing of BIP FUND (SCA), SICAR.