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José Diogo Horta Osório advises on mergers and acquisitions in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors, as well as on leveraged buyouts, private equity, corporate reorganizations, financial transactions, the structuring of investments in real estate assets and project finance.
He is recommended by several directories including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.
Inês is currently Head of Legal Corporate and M&A at Sonae Capital and has been, for the past 5 years, responsible within the Sonae Capital economic group, for the legal assistance to international share and asset deals, in areas that range from energy, to real estate - both touristic and residential, to fitness and wellness or to industrial engineering and that totalled an amount superior to 150M€. Inês was previously senior legal counsel and assistant to the BoD at Martifer Group. Inês is a law graduated from Faculdade de Direito do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, member of the Portuguese Bar Association, and has a Católica Business Schoolmaster in business.
Alexandra is currently responsible for the corporate finance team of Millennium Investment Banking, the investment banking division of Millennium bcp Group.
Alexandra has extensive experience in transactions in a number of sectors, including energy, infrastructures and real estate. Prior to joining Millennium Investment Banking Alexandra was a senior manager of PWC Portugal Deals team
Francisco Santos Costa is a partner with extensive experience of advising clients on cross-border M&A deals (leveraged and non-leveraged) and corporate restructuring mandates, as well as project development throughout the entire life cycle in all core areas of the energy and infrastructure sectors, including motorways, hospitals, energy, oil and gas and renewables. He is well versed in all aspects of M&A involving energy and infrastructure assets, including private acquisitions and disposals, due diligence and general advice in the negotiation of energy, procurement and construction agreements (turnkey contracts), as well as public and private power purchase agreements. Francisco has recently been involved in M&A transactions in the infrastructure and renewable energy sectors.
In the past 25 years, Niall has led major transformation projects in many of the leading companies in the business as they moved from paper to digital. Today, as COO of EVO Payments European operations, he oversees its product strategy, changes functions the integration of new acquisitions.
Ricardo Chaves’ professional career is very diversified, highlighting his roles at an early stage in the financial area (Banif Investment and Ministry of Finance), followed by McKinsey & Company as an Associate.
Afterwards, for five years, he took over the Business Development area in a prominent national family company, having as main responsibility to create and run an equipment rental startup (MACHrent), which has become one of the TOP 5 in its sector.
In 2011, Ricardo Chaves returned to McKinsey & Company as an Associate Principal, where he had the chance to lead several projects in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and Angola, in Banking and Telecommunications areas, with focus on Marketing & Sales (strategy, pricing, product development, distribution strategy and digital transformation). He was also part of the leadership team of a worldwide Hub specialized in Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning, integrated into the McKinsey Solutions' universe.
Ricardo Chaves is graduated in Law by the University of Lisbon School of Law and he has also a Mini-MBA by INSEAD, Kellogg and Harvard (by McKinsey).
Pablo joined Dealreporter/Mergermarket in January 2019. He covers financial services M&A and capital markets activity across Europe, including public and privately held companies. Previously, he worked at Euromoney’s Global Investor Group in London, covering fund services and custodial banking. Pablo holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Santiago de Compostela.
João co-founded Atena Equity Partners in 2014 with the objective to invest and develop Portuguese leading companies facing transitional situations such as successions, restructurings and carve-outs. We are currently investing out of our second private equity fund, a 75M€ vehicle raised exclusively with international institutional LPs, which invests up to 15M€ in companies with Revenues ranging from 20M€ to 100M€. João was previously a Partner at Explorer Investments (08-14) and, before that, 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.
Gonçalo is an Investment Director at ECS Capital, a leading Portuguese private equity house, with more than 2,000 M€ of AUM. Gonçalo has been focusing on real estate and hospitality special situations and restructuring investments, Before ECS Capital, Gonçalo was an investment associate at The Riverside Company (2010-11), based in Madrid, and previously a consultant at Deloitte Corporate Finance (2003-09), in Lisbon and Madrid.
Gonçalo holds a MBA from Instituto Empresa, Madrid, and a BSc from Universidade Nova Lisboa.
Mariana Norton is head of the Corporate/ M&APractice in Cuatrecasas in Portugal. She has been a partner of the firms corporate M&A group since 2010. She worked at the Madrid office from 2004to 2017 and is currently based in the Lisbon office, where she started her career in 1998
Her practice both in Portuguese and Spanish law is focused on cross border M&A, joint ventures, private equity transactions and restructurings with extensive experience in renewable energies and infrastructures, advising sponsors, developers and financing entities on creating joint ventures, and acquiring, selling and developing projects.
She regularly acts for private equity investors on their investments and divestments, and represents strategic investors in connection with cross border acquisitions and sales of privately owned companies and assets. She has recently completed a number of major transactions in the infrastructures, energy, retail, real estate and financial industry sectors in Spain and Portugal.
On an international level, she has extensive experience in advising M&A transactions of multinational companies in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
Recommended by several directories including Legal 500 in Corporate M&A and Private Equity. In 2013, Mariana Norton received the '40 under 40' award, granted by Iberian Lawyer to the top 40 lawyers under 40 years of age on the Iberian Peninsula. In 2015, she was distinguished by Expansión as one of the most active M&A lawyers by a number of deals in Spain. In 2017, the prestigious publication Iberian Lawyer included Mariana Norton in its InspiraLAw list of top 50 women in the legal sector.
Margarida Matos Rosa is the President of the Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC), having taken office on 28 November 2016.
Since 2011, Ms. Matos Rosa was Director of the Collective Investment Management Supervision Department of the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM). Previously, she was advisor to the Board of the CMVM with a focus on the areas of systemic risk, asset management and international securities regulation.
Between 1998 and 2006, Ms. Matos Rosa worked at BNP Paribas, having been responsible for the development of the institutional asset management business of the group in Portugal. Her professional experience in the financial sector also includes positions at UBS Bank and Santander Bank.
Margarida Matos Rosa holds an undergraduate degree in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from Université Catholique de Louvain (Catholic University of Louvain), in Belgium, and a Master in Public Affairs (M.P.A.) from Princeton University, in the United States of America.