We invest in Portuguese leaders operating in niche segments with strong barriers to entry, in situations where our direct involvement unlocks substantial value. Given our accumulated experience and flexible investment mandate, we are very comfortable navigating through the complexity typically found in buy-and-build, succession and restructuring scenarios.
Atena is owned by its three founding partners, and its funds under management have as ultimate beneficiaries its management team (with a significant share) and several European and US institutions in a syndicate that includes Foundations, Universities, Insurance companies and Pension funds. Therefore, we have absolutely no conflicts of interest with either national Financial Institutions or Public Entities, being fully aligned with the management teams that co-invest with us.
Atena can invest across the target’s capital structure and this flexibility enables it to swiftly close transactions in complex situations. Through its Atena I fund and a co-investment facility, Atena can quickly secure up to €15M of equity per investment opportunity (Enterprise Value tipically between €10M and €50M).
Atena Equity Partners and its funds under management are authorised and regulated by the CMVM – Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários.