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 (2000-2013) 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 (2001-2013) 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 (Madrid, 2008-2015) focused on turnaround and special situations investments, at KPMG Advisory (Transaction Services) and Audit divisions (Madrid, 2004-2008). 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 (London, 2013-2015), at Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division (London, 2009-2013) and at automotive supplier Continental (Frankfurt and Tokyo, 2003-2007). Lluís holds an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering from La Salle University (Barcelona) and an MBA from IESE Business School (Barcelona).
Joan Castells – Senior Associate
Joan previously worked at Morgan Stanley from 2010 to 2012 (Madrid and London) and Nauta Capital (2009). He created an online start-up. He holds a degree and master in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona).
Marc Blázquez – Associate
Marc worked at PwC (2011-2015) as financial advisor at the Valuation team and previously at Uría Menéndez (2008). 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).
Marc Faiges – Analyst
Marc previously did an internship in Abac Capital as Visiting Analyst during 2015 and in the Vodafone’s Finance division in Luxembourg during 2014. 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 from 2014 to summer 2015, before joining full time. He holds a degree in Business Administration from ESADE (Barcelona) and did his exchange programme in Wharton Business School (Philadelphia).
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,…
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 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.