Albena Vassileva is a Director with Advent International’s CEE Fund since 2007. She is responsible for Advent’s acquisition of Provimi Pet Food (pending completion), a leading European private label pet food manufacturer, and Devin, the largest Bulgarian mineral water producer where she holds a Board position. Albena has actively expanded Advent´s coverage of South-East Europe and also oversees the regional TMT sector effort. Albena has over twelve years of private equity and corporate finance experience in Western and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining Advent, she was a Vice President at ABN Amro Capital's TMT team, based in Amsterdam, where she was responsible for a wide range of private equity investments in telecoms, media and technology across Europe. Before that, she worked in the Structured Finance department of ABN Amro Bank in Amsterdam and the investment banking team of ING Baring in Sofia. She started her career with the Bulgarian team of EPIC, a regional private equity house.
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