McWin acquires majority stake in Big Mamma Group

We are thrilled to announce that McWin has signed a majority partnership with the renowned Big Mamma restaurant group. This partnership, supported by the McWin Restaurant Fund, marks a pivotal moment in our efforts to strengthen our leadership in the European dining landscape.

Founded in 2015 by Tigrane Seydoux and Victor Lugger, Big Mamma has established 23 outlets across France, the UK, Spain, Germany, and Monaco, becoming a hallmark of authentic Italian dining. As they plan for further expansion, the group has partnered with McWin as a majority stakeholder, though Seydoux and Lugger remain co-CEOs and key shareholders.

Our collaboration with Big Mamma amplifies McWin’s commitment to endorsing unparalleled and trailblazing brands in the culinary and hospitality arenas. This strategic move places McWin at the helm of the Italian Casual Dining Sector in Europe.

“I have seen a lot of change and innovation in this industry over the last three decades and I truly believe that Tigrane and Victor are visionaries. They have pioneered a new type of restaurant experience, providing customers with a truly unique and memorable visit at every site. We are delighted to join the Big Mamma family on its next stage of growth.”

Henry McGovern
Cofounding Partner of McWin

“What the team at Big Mamma has achieved in 9 years is nothing short of remarkable. Successfully crossing borders in our industry is never easy and they have done it four times, soon to be five! They understand what the customer wants and they have been bold in their delivery. It is an incredible story and we are honoured to be a part of it.”

Harry Goss
Partner and Head of Food Service at McWin

“It is with great excitement that we join forces with the McWin team. We are delighted to have a partner who shares our vision of running a responsible hospitality adventure with a collective approach, uncompromising quality, and a strong passion for respecting culture, products and Italy. It’s the
starting point for new dreams and challenges, in line with our desire to constantly elevate with even more exceptional and experiential restaurants.”

Tigrane Seydoux
Co-founder of Big Mamma Group

“We are extremely grateful to our original backers for their guidance and support, and without whom this journey would not have been possible. This provides an opportunity for us to cement these strong foundations, whilst bringing in a new long-term partner for Tigrane and myself. We couldn’t
have wished for better partners than Henry, Steve and their team. They are inspiring players who know and understand the field, the importance of detail and operational excellence, and who share our crazy dream of revolutionising the dining experience for our guests on a daily basis.”

Victor Lugger
Co-founder of Big Mamma Group

McWin’s alliance with Big Mamma underscores our strategy to support businesses offering exceptional dining experiences and harboring sustainable growth visions. This collaboration with the B Corp-certified group, and its 2,400 dedicated professionals, marks a pivotal milestone. Serving 15,000 guests daily,
the partnership aims to elevate the authentic Italian culinary experience further. The joint vision is to offer guests an immersive Italian journey and expand to new, promising territories.

We anticipate completing this transaction by Q4 2023.

We cordially invite you to dine at any Big Mamma outlet and share your culinary journey with us.