Team

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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).

Germán López – Vice President
Germán worked in Spanish mid-market private equity firm Hiperion Capital in Madrid focused on turnaround and special situations investments, at KPMG Advisory (Transaction Services) and Audit divisions in Madrid. Germán holds a Degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Navarra and a Master’s degree from IE Business School.

Lluís Molins – Vice President
Lluís previously worked in the private equity arm of industrial conglomerate Mitsui & Co in London, at Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division in London and at automotive supplier Continental in Frankfurt and Tokyo. Lluís holds an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from La Salle University (Barcelona) and an MBA from IESE Business School (Barcelona).

Pol Ferrer – Senior Associate
Pol previously worked at Delta Partners Capital, a growth equity fund focused on emerging markets in Dubai, at Credit Suisse’s investment banking division in New York and at Delta Partners, a strategy consulting firm focused on the Telecom, Media and Digital industries in Dubai. Pol holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona), an MSc in Executive Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Boston).

Marc Blázquez – Associate
Marc worked at PwC as financial advisor in the Valuation team and previously at Uría Menéndez. He holds a Degree in Business Administration from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and an MBA from INSEAD (Paris). Marc is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB) and holds a degree in Law from Univesitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona).

Artur Bardera – Venture Associate
Artur worked in Nuclio, a Spanish venture firm focused on investments and portfolio. Prior to that he was at Bfab.my leading the business development team in Asia and at BDO (London) and KPMG (Barcelona) in Financial Services. Artur holds a degree in Business Administration from University of Barcelona and he is a Teaching Assistant at ESADE.

Marc Faiges – Analyst
Marc previously did an internship in Abac Capital as Visiting Analyst and prior to that in the Vodafone’s Finance division in Luxembourg. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from UPC (Barcelona) and a Master of Science in Management from HEC Business School (Paris).

Miquel Vila – Analyst
Miquel previously did an internship in Abac Capital as Visiting Analyst before joining full time. He holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona) and did his exchange programme in Wharton Business School (Philadelphia).

Operating Partners
Abac Capital counts on a multidisciplinary group of experienced Operating Partners who support Investment Team during Due Diligence and are ready to be deployed in portfolio companies if required. They come from different backgrounds and have expertise in different fields like general management, finance, human resources, procurement or operations; in different industries like consumer, industrials or services; and different situations: growth / international expansion, turnaround, operational improvement, M&A. Previously they have been in top management positions in companies like Panrico, Carrefour, Campofrío, Cacaolat, Aurgi, Sati, Deretil, Yosi, La Vanguardia,…

Senior Advisors
Abac Capital counts on highly experienced Senior Advisors who have previously been Partners at Apax Partners for long time. They also have held many top management positions in companies like Grupo Prisa or 20 Minutos and have been board member on over 15 companies.

Mercè Barbé – Finance Director
Mercè previously worked at Dogi International Fabrics during 17 years in the Finance Department, where she became Group Financial Controller. She was previously a Financial Controller in Hutchinson. Mercè holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona).

Rosa Maria Sanchez – Legal & Compliance Director
Rosa worked in the Corporate, M&A and Finance teams of Baker McKenzie. Prior to that she worked at McDemott Will & Emery and Garrigues. She is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association and of the Law Society of England and Wales. She is also a member of ESADE Alumni Association and the European Lawyers Association. Rosa holds a degree and a master in law from ESADE (Barcelona) and she was a British Council scholar in the European Young Lawyers Scheme (Edinburgh 2005).

Susie Hind – Office Manager
Susie previously worked at Apax Partners for 4 years as Office Manager of the Spanish Office and personal assistant to the CEO. Prior to Apax she worked for 9 years at Dogi International Fabrics as personal assistant to the CEO and before that for 7 years as the CEO´s personal assistant at Contagua.

Ariadna Cuella – Office Assistant
Ariadna previously worked at Ribe Salat as receptionist and assistant to the reinsurance director. Prior to Ribe Salat she worked for Cuylás as store manager, at Clinica Cima doing admin work and as assistant to the project manager at Daristoteles Events.