Gordon Brothers is the world’s largest provider of asset valuations and dispositions, delivering proprietary insight and solutions that give private equity investors an edge.

Retail & Consumer Products - For over 100 years, Gordon Brothers has provided more disposition guarantees to retail and consumer product companies and their investors than any other firm. Middle market advisory partners benefit from our extensive retailer network, landlord relationships, and licensing and brand management capabilities.

Commercial & Industrial -
Gordon Brothers deploys capital into commercial and industrial transactions. Investors and professional partners benefit from our hands-on operational experience, long standing relationships with key asset purchasers, and expertise in maximizing asset recovery values.

By outsourcing to Gordon Brothers, clients gain access to specialized resources with national and international scale. Gordon Brothers provides certainty of results to operational challenges, so middle market advisory sponsors can focus on the most compelling elements of value.

  • Area of Activity
  • Investors in Production Units and Industrial Assets
  • Investors in Companies under Bankruptcy protection
  • Consultants
  • Company type
  • Turnaround Investments
  • Professional Services
Paseo de la Castellana, 21
Spain, Spain 28046 Madrid, ES
P: +34 616 65 57 28
E: acobo@gordonbrothers.com

Álvaro Cobo – Managing Director, Spain & Portugal
Álvaro oversees and facilitates the growth of Gordon Brothers across Spain & Portugal. He has over 17 years’ experience in Restructuring, Private Equity and M&A. Álvaro is a Partner at Amura Management Partners, a leading Spanish advisory and interim management firm focused on special situations and restructurings. Prior to Amura, Álvaro spent five years as a Partner at Atlas Capital, a Private Equity Fund investing in LBO and growth capital deals, where he led several investments in mid-size companies. He started his career as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and spent five years at DC Advisory (formerly Close Brothers), advising on a large number of M&A deals.

Berta Escudero – Managing Director, Retail
Berta is responsible for developing and executing the firm’s retail offering across Europe, Russia and the Middle East. She oversees the execution of various projects for retailers undergoing restructuring – providing expertise, capital and operational support to companies and their investors as they manage through change. Berta is an experienced retailer having worked with and managed many high-profile international brands through transitional periods. She was previously CEO at El Ganso, a multinational Spanish fashion retailer operating in 11 countries. Prior to this, Berta spent ten years at Grupo Cortefiel (now Tendam), another multinational fashion company, with over 2000 stores in 90 countries, also serving as CEO in her latest role.

Gordon Brothers provides everything from discrete valuations all the way to financial guarantees. Our lean, dedicated teams bring specialised skills and broad relationships to complement your own.

The services Gordon Brothers can provide during the investment lifecycle:

Due Diligence

  • Provide strategic input to go-forward model
  • Deliver on ground due diligence and asset valuation
  • Buy un-needed assets or distressed going concern businesses at close
  • Creatively structure purchases to provide maximum value to stakeholders
  • Provide financing

First 100 Days

  • Manage end-to-end wind down of low priority locations, inventory, or supply chain while retaining customers
  • Temporary / interim operations

Ongoing Ownership

  • Realise value in redundant assets
  • Identify and develop hidden value in brands and IP
  • Drive ongoing portfolio optimization


  • Buy underperforming assets before going to market
  • Financing and appraisals
  • Exit diligence for prospective buyers

At Gordon Brothers, we add value:

  • Over 100 years’ experience, 300+ employees, 30 offices worldwide and access to over 400 retail and industrial field specialists
  • Conduct over €60 billion of appraisals and dispositions annually
  • React quickly to provide creative, customised solutions, tailored specifically to our clients' needs
  • We have an appetite for risk and capital available to make transactions happen

At Gordon Brothers, we work with advisors and private equity investors within the Retail and Industrial industries.

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