Founded in 2014, Abac Capital is a European independent private equity manager with offices in Barcelona and Madrid. The firm advises several funds (Abac Sustainable Value II, FCR; Abac Solutions (SCA) Sicar; and Abac Nest), from which it manages investments of solid and growing businesses that require transformational capital. The current portfolio comprises Plating Brap, leading group in Europe specialized in electrolytic coatings on plastic with uses in diverse sectors; the restoration group Avanza Food; Motocard,Spanish leader in the distribution of motorcycle gear; Grupo Agroponiente, one of the leading companies in the agricultural sector in southern Europe; Iberfrasa, a leading manufacturer of household and personal care products; Nuzoa, the leading national company in the distribution of animal health products and services; and OB Cocinas, company dedicated to the design and manufacture of kitchen furniture.
The Abac senior team brings over 100 years of investment experience in a myriad of industries, countries, stages of development and deal structures. As well as this, the Abac team adds value to the investment through digital expertise, strong personal and professional relationships, deep industry knowledge and sustainability focus.
- Area of Activity
- Private Equity sector
- Private Equity Investors in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure
- Private Equity Investors in Telecom indsustry
- Private Equity Investors in Technology
- Private Equity Investors in Internet and technological companies
- Private Equity Investors in Industrial Services
- Private Equity Investors in Industrial Products sector
- Private Equity Investors in Food and Beverages industry
- Private Equity Investors in Energy sector
- Private Equity Investors in Consumer products sector
- Private Equity Investors in Consumer Services
- Private Equity Investors in Automobile, Industrial sector and Robotics
- Company type
- Private Equity
Alcalá, 96, 4º- centro
Madrid, Madrid 28009, ES
P: 915 789 257
Lleó XIII, 24
Barcelona, Barcelona 08022, ES
P: 93 545 65 00
Oriol Pinya – Founding Partner and CEO
Oriol worked at Apax Partners for 15 years as an Equity Partner, Head of the Spanish office and Co-Head of the global retail & consumer team. Prior to Apax, he worked at Merrill Lynch and at the Boston Consulting Group. He is the Chairman of the Spanish Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (SPAINCAP) and is a member of the Board and Treasurer of the ESADE Alumni Association. He is also a Patron of Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and of Fundación Pere Tarrés. Oriol holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona), a CEMS Master from HEC (Paris) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Boston), where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Borja Martinez de la Rosa – Founding Partner
Borja worked at Apax Partners for 13 years as a Partner in the tech & telecom team globally and as a generalist covering the Spanish market since 2004. Prior to joining Apax Partners, he was a Summer Associate at Goldman Sachs and an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group. Borja holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Boston), where he was a Fulbright Scholar.
Federico Conchillo – Partner
Before joining Abac Capital in 2019, Federico worked at PAI partners for 12 years, where he was a Partner and Head of the Investment Group. Prior to joining PAI partners, he was a Director in Merrill Lynch Investment Banking and an Associate at The Boston Consulting Group. Federico holds a degree in Applied Economics from K.U. Leuven (Belgium) and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
We like cash flow positive businesses led by great teams that face transformational challenges (partnerships, buy & builds, misunderstood or undermanaged assets, carve-outs, buy in team) or need liquidity and advice to fund their growth. We leverage our strong network of Fast Forward Operating Partners to transform businesses with a hands-on management approach, delivering long-term, sustainable returns.
The funds have the mission to invest under a strong sustainable value strategy in solid small and medium-sized companies that require long term flexible capital solutions. We set our focus mainly on the following sectors: Services, Industrials, TMT, Consumer Digital, Healthcare and Energy. Opportunistically, we can also consider other industries, but only if we have a strong angle.
Sustainability, Digitalization, and Internationalization are the key pillars of Abac’s investment strategy.
By pursuing a sustainable value creation strategy, we put our investors’ capital to work for good. Sustainability is a true driver of not only social and environmental impact but also financial performance and long-term value creation. With the support of Abac Fast Forward, the companies have access to the best resources to accelerate digital transformation opportunities. As for internationalization, we grow our businesses’ international footprint through add-on acquisitions and through organic growth. As a result, the portfolio currently generates more than 40% of revenues in international markets.
We are a hands-on partner, supporting management teams in the joint definition and execution of a business strategy. Our Operating Partners, led by Abac Fast Forward, bring specialist digital, sustainability and operational experience to provide in-depth analysis and seamless execution of the business transformation envisaged. We ensure that our board of directors and teams have clear agendas, long-term focus, and sustainable impact goals to ensure the successful development of the business plan.
Abac targets the following sectors: Services, Industrials, TMT, Consumer Digital, Healthcare and Energy. Opportunistically, we can also consider other industries, but only if we have a strong angle.