Overview of engagement with Advent International and Bain Capital portfolio companies.

Nexi (ICPBI)

In early 2017, global private equity house Bain Capital gave La Fosse Associates the opportunity to recruit for three senior hires into ICBPI (now known as Nexi Payments). ICBPI had been acquired by Advent and Bain Capital and were undergoing large-scale transformation and growth.

Nexi placements:
  • Interim Deputy CIO
  • Interim Director of Contact Centre Transformation
  • E-commerce Lead
  • Payment & Scheme Fee Consultant

As one of the fastest growing companies in Europe, we specialise in recruiting top talent for companies going through high growth and transformation journeys.

Our track record in finding teams who can drive impactful, rapid change – as well as creating long-term value no matter the situation – has ensured the group’s continued engagement with La Fosse Associates as a trusted resourcing partner.

Concardis and Mercury

After the success of these engagements, La Fosse Associates were introduced to Concardis, a leading provider of merchant payment services to vendors in Germany and the broader DACH region. From 2017, La Fosse placed 13 senior individuals into Concardis (in partnership with AlixPartners) to drive the ongoing transformation, primarily within technical niches and operations. Concardis was then merged with payment company Mercury, where we made six further placements to facilitate the consolidation.

Concardis placements:
  • Head of Commercial
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Programme Manager
  • Commercial Pricing Analyst
  • Head of SME Pricing
  • Programme Test Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Senior Test Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Mercury placements:
  • Interim Head of Product
  • Interim Programme Director
  • Global Head of Service & Applications
  • Interim Head of IT Operations
  • Interim Infrastructure Technical Architect
  • Interim Head of Test


In mid-2018, backed by leading private equity investors Hellman & Friedman, Advent International and Bain Capital, Concardis announced a merger with Nordic payment group Nets to drive the European expansion of the combined group. La Fosse continued to grow its partnership pre- and post-acquisition, making over 15 placements across tech, commercial, finance and other areas.

Nets Placements:
  • Product Lead – Mobile Payments Strategy
  • Programme Manager
  • Programme Director
  • Change Manager
  • SVP – Innovation
  • Senior Product Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Appito Integration Director
  • Agile Transformation Director
  • Transformation Director
  • PMO
  • Head of Data & Governance
  • Head of Programme