Marcello Botolli is the co-founder and Managing Partner of EVCP Growth Equity. EVCP is a boutique private equity firm dedicated to investing in promising consumer lifestyle brands.
“We see ourselves and we see what we do as a catalyst to provide exceptional entrepreneurs, with great ideas and companies, the environment and the support to thrive.” — Marcello Bottoli [0:41:10]
When you look into Marcello’s career and success, it is clear that his experience would be an incredible asset to any management team seeking growth capital. Marcello has led remarkable brands including his position as Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, his restructuring and turnaround of the great American brand, Samsonite, and his directorship positions with other internationally recognized names.
You are going to hear about how Marcello ascended to the top leadership roles of some of the world’s most iconic brands, how he managed and lead through some of the world’s most difficult times including September 11th and the 2008 financial crisis. Given the turmoil in our current economies, his experience and advice couldn’t be more timely.
“Whatever you do, both in business, running a company, or being an investor, discipline is so important. Never get too greedy, never test your luck too much. When you’ve got to where you want or exceeded it, just stick to your plan and move on.” — Marcello Bottoli [0:29:18]
We also talk about his fund, EVCP and his mandate that he and his partners can invest on simple terms and be allowed in to pull up their sleeves and actually help build remarkable companies alongside the entrepreneurs and managers they invest in.
Disclaimer: This podcast provides examples of how EVCP partners up with entrepreneurs in the consumer goods industry. This podcast does not discuss all investments made by EVCP and its principals in the past. It is also not an offer to sell or the solicitation to buy any interest or shares in any investment fund managed by EVCP or its affiliates. Any such offering will be made solely by means of a confidential private placement memorandum and only to qualified investors in a jurisdiction where permitted by law.