Founded in 2014, Abac Capital is an independent advisor of private equity fund managers. Based in Barcelona and Madrid, the firm advises Abac Solutions Manager S.à r.l. –Abac Solutions fund manager– on investments across the capital structure of solid Spanish businesses that require financial support or capital for growth.
The current portfolio of Abac Solutions comprises the automotive spare parts supplier Grupo Metalcaucho; Figueras International Seating, the global provider of high-end seating systems; PronoKal Group, a global leader in protein-based dietary treatments for obesity and overweight; Plating Brap, leading group in Europe specialized in electrolytic coatings on plastic with uses in diverse sectors; the restoration group Beer&Food; Motocard, Spanish leader in the distribution of motorcycle gear; Grupo Agroponiente, one of the leading companies in the agricultural sector in southern Europe; and Grupo Isolana, focused on the distribution of construction materials.
Abac founders bring to the partnership over 70 years of investment experience in a myriad of industries, countries, stages of development and balance sheet structures.
- 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
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Oriol Pinya – Founding Partner and CEO
Oriol previously 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 a member of the Board of ESADE Alumni Association and was member of the Board of the Spanish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (ASCRI) between 2010 and 2014. He is also a Patron of NFP Itinerarium Foundation. 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.
Javier Rigau – Founding Partner
Javier worked at Apax Partners for 12 years as a Principal in the Retail & Consumer team. While at Apax, Javier was seconded for over a year in several portfolio companies and also held a number of portfolio company directorships. Prior to joining Apax Partners, he was an Analyst at Granville Baird’s M&A division. Javier holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Boston).
Federico Conchillo – Partner
Federico joined Abac Capital as a Partner in 2019. He previously worked for 12 years at PAI Partners, where he was a Partner and Director of the Investment Group. Prior to joining PAI Partners, Federico was a Director in the Investment Banking department at Merrill Lynch and Associate at BCG. Federico holds a degree in Applied Economics from the K.U. Leuven in Belgium and has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
The funds have the mission to invest profitably in solid Spanish medium-sized companies that require long term flexible capital solutions.
We set our focus mainly on the industries we know well and where we have previously made money for investors: Consumer, TMT, Services, Industrials and Energy.
We like solid cash flow positive businesses led by great teams that face complexity like transitioning, overlevered balance sheets or lack of liquidity to fund their growth.
Abac Solutions funds do not invest in real estate or in operationally distressed situations.
In Abac Capital we believe that we add value to the companies the funds back through operational excellence, strong personal and professional relationships, deep industry knowledge and financial acumen. Thus, and in order to align our interests with the funds investors, we commit our wealth to our investment advise as we invest alongside fund investors.
We think long term and we take the business seriously and responsibly. Thus, we put our hearts, heads and pockets behind the businesses we back, while we share our success with the other stakeholders.
We set our focus mainly on the industries we know well and where we have previously achieved good returns for investors: Consumer, TMT, Services, Industrials and Energy.