Portobello Capital: Best Mid-Market Investment Partner Iberia 2020


Independent private equity firm Portobello Capital has distinguished itself as a proactive partner of the mid-market investment sphere. The Madrid-based firm was founded in 2010, and its portfolio has grown to include more than 60 investment vehicles and €1.4bn in AUM. Portobello Capital partners with dynamic companies, providing the funding and know-how to maximise value creation. It looks for entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to challenge convention, and favours bold thoughts and actions. Portobello Capital has successfully raised five funds since its inception — two of them during the pandemic. It has 17 companies in its portfolio and 30 professionals on-staff. Portobello Capital follows a rigorous selection process and invests considerable resources in the recruitment and retention of high-calibre team members. The result is low staff turnover and high employee engagement. Portobello Capital builds trust with stakeholders — employee or client — by always acting with fairness, respect and integrity. It takes the time to understand its clients’ needs, then takes decisive steps to help them. The firm serves a few select family offices, but its main investors are international institutions. Portobello Capital understands how the Spanish market works and leverages the right platforms to facilitate responsible growth. The firm anticipates a growth spurt of its own as it looks to enlarge the size and geographic scope of its portfolio in the near future. The CFI.co judging panel names Portobello Capital winner of the 2020 award for Best Mid-Market Investment Partner (Iberia).

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