Edoardo Bugnone has extensive experience in private equity. Prior to setting up Top Quartile Partners, he was a Founding Partner of Geneva-based Argos Soditic. Argos Soditic is a private equity firm that was established in 1989 to invest in small- and mid-sized buyouts in France, Italy and Switzerland and currently manages more than €500m. Throughout his tenure at the firm, aside from his direct investments in Switzerland, Italy, France and Portugal, Mr. Bugnone was responsible for Investor Relations and Group Strategy. Between 2001 and 2002, Mr. Bugnone was Chairman of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA).