Alteri Investors bolsters senior team

3rd November 2016


-      New hires strengthen Alteri’s investment and turnaround expertise.

-      European experience reflects breadth of market opportunity.

-      Full team in place ahead of next stage of development for Alteri.


London, 3 November 2016 – Alteri Investors (“Alteri”), the specialist European retail investor, today announces three appointments as it prepares to deploy further capital in the European retail market.

Torsten Waack van Wasen will join Alteri as Chief Operating Officer on 7th November. A German national, Torsten joins from Alvarez and Marsal, where he was Managing Director and European Co-Head of Retail and E-commerce. He has accumulated more than 20 years of experience within the fashion and retail sectors, having held senior executive and supervisory roles at a number of major European retailers including Intersport, Kaufhof and Neckermann.

Arnold Vos will lead Alteri’s investment activity across Benelux. He joins from Terra Firma Capital Partners where he focused principally on retail, leisure and real estate transactions. Arnold worked very closely with the Wyevale Gardens Centres Group, serving a 12-month secondment as Head of Corporate Finance and Strategy. He has also held Non-Executive Board positions for a number of portfolio companies. Prior to joining Terra Firma, Arnold had roles at Jamieson Corporate Finance and Credit Suisse.

Finally, Arne Heinrich joins Alteri as an Associate from the Gores Group, where he worked as a Private Equity Associate in the M&A team.

Gavin George, CEO of Alteri Investors, said: “These appointments further enhance Alteri’s pan-European experience both from a transactional and operational perspective. They reflect the breadth of opportunity we are seeing across Europe and underline our commitment to become the leading turnaround investor in the European retail sector.

“From here we look forward to deploying further capital, combining our considerable existing talent with that of our new colleagues.”

Torsten Waack van Wasen added: “I’m joining at an exciting time for Alteri. The European retail market continues to undergo a transformational period which is likely to create a number of interesting opportunities. Alteri already has an impressive team and I look forward to joining and helping to build on its previous success."


Tom Eckersley
Seda Ambartsumian
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