L Catterton’s partnership with Grupo de Narváez to Expand Argentina’s Rapsodia in the Region

Estudio Garrido Abogados, FERRERE, Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez, Brigard & Urrutia, Russi & Eguiguren, Creel Abogados and Berton Moreno & Asociados have advised on the deal

Rapsodia, a leading lifestyle and women’s apparel brand in Latin America, today announced a significant growth capital investment by L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world. Through this partnership, both L Catterton and current shareholder Grupo de Narváez plan to accelerate the expansion of the Rapsodia brand across Latin America and internationally. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 1999 by Josefina Helguera, Sol Acuña, and Francisco de Narváez, Rapsodia is a premium hippie-chic inspired womenswear label. With the vast majority of its nearly 1,000 employees women, Rapsodia is a beloved and growing women’s lifestyle brand. Rapsodia currently operates 90 stores across six Latin American countries—Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, and Paraguay. The brand goes beyond apparel, with accessories, footwear and girls, home and lingerie products. With a broad and loyal customer base, Rapsodia has a significant opportunity for growth. Rapsodia will continue to be led by its management team, with the inspiration of its co-founders, and will maintain the support of Grupo de Narváez.

Estudio Garrido has advised L Catterton with Gustavo Garrido (Picture), Raúl Granillo Ocampo (h), Lucas Granillo Ocampo, María Marta Cancio, Patricia Maccaferri, Francisco Ruiz Guiñazú, Lucía Emilia Ozán, Mariángeles De Cesare and Florencia Lera.

FERRERE has advised L Catterton with Geraldine Ifrán, Marysol Estigarribia, María José Fernández, Walter Planells, María Eugenia Yavarone, Giselle Cardoso, Stephanie Franco, Eduardo Ammatuna, Beatriz Recalde, Federico Peña, Resedá Arza and Cindy Santacruz.

Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez has advised L Catterton with Carlos Ucar and Carolina Arias.

Brigard & Urrutia has advised L Catterton with Carlos Umaña Trujillo, Fernando Alfredo Castillo, Natalia Gutiérrez and Jimena Rincón.


Involved fees earner: Gustavo Garrido – Estudio Garrido; Raúl Granillo Ocampo (h) – Estudio Garrido; Lucas Granillo Ocampo – Estudio Garrido; María Marta Cancio – Estudio Garrido; Francisco Ruiz Guiñazú – Estudio Garrido; Lucia Ozán – Estudio Garrido; Patricia Maccaferri – Estudio Garrido; Mariángeles De Cesare – Estudio Garrido; Florencia Cecilia Lera – Estudio Garrido; Carlos Ucar – Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez; Carolina Arias – Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez; Carlos Umaña Trujillo – Brigard & Urrutia; Fernando Alfredo Castillo – Brigard & Urrutia; Natalia Gutierrez de Larrauri – Brigard & Urrutia; Jimena Rincón Montes – Brigard & Urrutia; Geraldine Ifrán – Ferrere Attorneys; Walter Planells – Ferrere Attorneys; María Eugenia Yavarone – Ferrere Attorneys; Giselle Cardoso Ottonello – Ferrere Attorneys; Stephanie Franco – Ferrere Attorneys; Eduardo Ammatuna – Ferrere Attorneys; Beatriz Recalde – Ferrere Attorneys; Marysol Estigarribia – Ferrere Attorneys; María José Fernández – Ferrere Attorneys; Cindy Santacruz – Ferrere Attorneys; Federico Peña – Ferrere Attorneys;

Law Firms: Estudio Garrido; Alfaro, Ferrer & Ramírez; Brigard & Urrutia; Ferrere Attorneys;

Clients: L Catterton;



Author: Ambrogio Visconti.