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Values



Integrity

Vallis Capital Partners considers honesty and integrity as impregnable and fundamental principles in strengthening relationships with investors and creating long-term value.

Results

With an ultimate goal of creating value to investors, Vallis Capital Partners defines investment strategies for its Funds that maximize their results.

Determination

Vallis Capital Partners acts with conviction and perseverance, facing obstacles firmly and objectively.

Enthusiasm

At Vallis Capital Partners the opportunity to contribute to success stories inspires us, and the passion which we deal with challenges reinforces the strength with which we meet them.

Social Responsibility

Vallis Capital Partners invests responsibly and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance issues are key catalyzers for creating value in its investments.

Board of Directors

Client
José Pedro Cabral dos Santos

He has over 30 years of professional experience in the banking sector, where he has performed technical, managerial and directorship functions. Between April 2012 and August 2016 he was an Executive Board Member of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, coordinating the commercial activity, credit recovery, specialized credit and real estate asset management. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of several companies of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Group, with emphasis on investment banking, insurance and specialized credit, and was responsible, as shareholder representative, of monitoring banks and branches of the Group in Spain, France, Luxembourg and Cape Verde. Between April 2012 and November 2013, on behalf of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, he was a non-executive director of Portugal Telecom, SGPS, SA. He holds a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto, where he was a guest assistant lecturer, currently integrating its Council of Representatives, as an external personality. He was also a member of the General and Supervisory Board of Porto Business School and is currently a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Luanda.

Client
Pedro Almeida Gonçalves

Senior Executive with over 25 years of experience in top management positions in sectors such as Transports, Infrastructures and Construction, leading various types of organizations - joint-ventures, state, publicly and privately-owned companies - with activities in several countries. Formerly the CEO leading the merging of four groups of construction companies into Elevo Group, having executed the fast implementation of a single and unified legal and economic structure, the launch of a new commercial "brand" and carrying on a deep process of turnaround, internationalization and organizational and cultural change. Previously he was CEO of Soares da Costa, one of the top 3 Portuguese construction and concessions groups. He led Soares da Costa in a turnaround process, mainly driven by the internationalization and diversification of the business. Former Executive Board Member of Somague Concessions. Formerly, member of the Board of Directors of Metropolitano de Lisboa, E.P.Law degree from Portuguese Catholic University, in Lisbon.



 
Client
José Pedro Cabral dos Santos

He has over 30 years of professional experience in the banking sector, where he has performed technical, managerial and directorship functions. Between April 2012 and August 2016 he was an Executive Board Member of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, coordinating the commercial activity, credit recovery, specialized credit and real estate asset management. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of several companies of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Group, with emphasis on investment banking, insurance and specialized credit, and was responsible, as shareholder representative, of monitoring banks and branches of the Group in Spain, France, Luxembourg and Cape Verde. Between April 2012 and November 2013, on behalf of Caixa Geral de Depósitos, he was a non-executive director of Portugal Telecom, SGPS, SA. He holds a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Porto, where he was a guest assistant lecturer, currently integrating its Council of Representatives, as an external personality. He was also a member of the General and Supervisory Board of Porto Business School and is currently a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Luanda.


Client
Pedro Almeida Gonçalves

Senior Executive with over 25 years of experience in top management positions in sectors such as Transports, Infrastructures and Construction, leading various types of organizations - joint-ventures, state, publicly and privately-owned companies - with activities in several countries. Formerly the CEO leading the merging of four groups of construction companies into Elevo Group, having executed the fast implementation of a single and unified legal and economic structure, the launch of a new commercial "brand" and carrying on a deep process of turnaround, internationalization and organizational and cultural change. Previously he was CEO of Soares da Costa, one of the top 3 Portuguese construction and concessions groups. He led Soares da Costa in a turnaround process, mainly driven by the internationalization and diversification of the business. Former Executive Board Member of Somague Concessions. Formerly, member of the Board of Directors of Metropolitano de Lisboa, E.P.Law degree from Portuguese Catholic University, in Lisbon.


Auditor: Deloitte.

Socially Responsible Investor

Vallis Capital Partners, being a Socially Responsible Investor, applies a "negative filter" when advising the funds under its management and potential investments by its subsidiaries, taking into account Environmental, Social and Governance criteria.

Vallis Capital Partners believes that a prudent and balanced management of these values is a key catalyzer to creating value in its investments because companies which are able to successfully mitigate these risks will deliver a better economic performance in the long term.

Vallis Capital Partners was the first Portuguese asset management company to have become a signatory of the "Principles for Responsible Investment" (PRI) of the United Nations and is committed to gradually enforce its adoption by its subsidiaries and by the companies forming part of its portfolio of Private Equity funds.

Vallis Capital Partners adopts a Responsible Investment Policy in line with our Values, the Concept of our Funds and the UNPRI.

About Private Equity


What is Private Equity?

The Private Equity industry had its origins after World War II, in the 40s and 50s. Yet the notable growth of this sector took place in the '80s, mainly in the USA and the UK.
Unlike a typical financial institution, the general manager of a Private Equity takes control of the investee, appointing directors and actively contributing to the definition of the strategy and business plan of the company. Its ultimate goal is to add medium and long-term value to the company, preparing an Exit after a settled period.
Private Equity Firms traditionally raise money for their investments from institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, investment banks and HNWI.
Investors are referred to as Limited Partners, while the management company is named General Partner.

What are the typical strategies of Private Equity?

  • Buy-Out: Typical investment strategy on mature companies involving the acquisition of equity stakes by the Private Equity. Often these investments are jointly executed with the management team of the company (Management Buy-Out). Acquisitions may be leveraged by external debt (Leveraged Buy Out) or fully financed by the Funds. Typically, the purpose of these acquisitions is to improve the capital structure of the company and its profitability through gains in operating efficiency;
  • Growth Capital: Investments in companies with some degree of maturity by increasing their capital in order to expand their activity. These investments usually imply greater involvement of the General Partner on improving operational efficiency and a commitment to focus on growth;
  • Venture Capital: Investments in companies at an early stage of development, usually with the purpose of developing an idea or a product with great growth potential;
  • Turnaround: Investments in companies with financial and / or economic difficulties involving a process of deep restructuring in order to create a sustainable business with a healthy capital structure and high economic value.

What are the advantages of having a Private Equity partner?

The contribution of a Private Equity company, goes beyond the provision of financial resources, and it is based on structuring ideas for creating shareholder value, namely:

  • Further alignment of interests between management and shareholders of the company (for instance, cases of absence of succession or the need of professionalization of management, among others);
  • Defining and implementing ambitious and long-term strategies, supported by the entry of fresh capital and know-how;
  • The experience and network of Private Equity executives is at the service of the subsidiaries, which complements the aptitude and quality of management.

To learn more about Private Equity, we suggest the video "What is Private Equity" and the book "The Little Book of Private Equity" published by ECVA.



Belief in intrinsic value creation through proactive ownership,
leading target companies in the execution of growth
and/or turnaround strategies



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