28 Apr 2020

In memory of Fabrizio Carretti

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Permira today reported with deep sadness the passing of Fabrizio Carretti, a Partner and Co-Head of the Milan office. He passed away following a long illness on 25th April 2020.

"Over his nearly 15 years at the firm, Fabrizio brought a deep passion and commitment to everything he did. He developed a special talent for luxury brands and identifying ones that had the staying power and true upside. He was an excellent investor and sourced opportunities for us such as Dr Martens, La Piadineria and Arcaplanet. Fabrizio leaves behind two young children, and his wife Serena who has been of incredible support to him over the last couple of years. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time. We will all miss Fabrizio greatly,” said Kurt Bjorklund and Tom Lister, Co-Managing Partners of Permira.

Fabrizio joined Permira in 2006 and was Co-Head of the Milan office alongside Francesco Pascalizi. Fabrizio worked on a number of transactions during his time at Permira, including Arcaplanet, Dr Martens, Hugo Boss & Valentino, La Piadineria and Sisal. Prior to joining Permira, Fabrizio worked at Lehman Brothers, in both Milan and London. Previously he worked at KPMG in the Audit and Corporate Finance divisions.