João is a Founder and Managing Partner at Atena Equity Partners. Atena invests in Portuguese leaders, with a focus on export-driven Industrial companies with strong barriers to entry. We target situations where our direct involvement unlocks substantial value, such as restructurings, buy-and-builds and successions. Atena invests up to 15M€ in companies with an EV of 10-50M€. Before founding Atena, João was a Partner at Explorer Investments. Prior to Explorer, João was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (01-07) in Lisbon and New York. João has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BSc from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.