Trilantic Europe has acquired a majority stake in Passione Unghie with financing provided by Eurazeo and H.I.G. Whitehorse

Passione Unghie

Passione Unghie is a 100% digitally native nail care brand with a primary focus on UV-based products, with semi-permanent nail builders and gel polish being the core products. The company represents the leading e-commerce disruptor in the Italian nail care market and is the only platform of its kind in Europe with operations in Spain, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The Deal

Trilantic Europe acquired a majority stake in Passione Unghie from Orienta Capital Partners and founders to accelerate the company’s growth strategy and actively support the expansion of Passione Unghie’s e-commerce platform across new geographies. Thanks to its track record, Trilantic Europe will work in conjunction with Passione Unghie’s management and Orienta Capital Partners to further facilitate the strong development of Passione Unghie. Lincoln International acted as debt advisor to find the most adequate financing package to acquire the company.

Our Perspective

Daniele Candiani, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Capital Advisory Group, commented, “We are very pleased to have advised Trilantic Europe in this landmark transaction in the nail care field. At Lincoln International, we have a particular expertise in arranging bespoke financings via competitive processes to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients which we successfully executed in this exciting transaction.”

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Lincoln’s understanding of the business model enabled us to find the optimal financing package to support Passione Unghie’s growth plans. Lincoln’s tactical approach and critical advice throughout the process was key in helping us in completing this transaction.
Giacinto d’Onofrio
Partner at Trilantic Europe

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