Kempen Private Equity has invested in Ounda, a Germany-headquartered optician and audiologist chain formed as a buy-and-build platform by Beyond Capital Partners (BCP) in 2020.
Fund has made four platform investments and backs European digital and technology-based companies
Toni Gillespie joins as chief of talent, while Elisabetta Ricci joins as chief of staff
GP backed the business – then called Ryds Bilglas – via Nordic Capital VIII in 2018
Auction of the Italian producer of natural flavours and ingredients is expected to launch in early 2022