Estoril Capital Partners is an independent investment advisory company, incorporated in July 2014, formed by experienced Portuguese investment managers and real estate industry experts. The managing partners have combined in-depth investment experience in the real estate, infrastructure, transportation, leisure, energy, agriculture, healthcare and financial services sectors and an extensive track record both domestically and globally.
The company has an exclusive partnership with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.'s ("Oaktree") European Principal Group, with the aim of building a leading investment platform in Portugal across different instruments (equity, debt) and sectors, including real estate, financial services and non-financial businesses.
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. It established the European Principal Group in 2006 to pursue private equity investments and direct lending through platforms across a wide range of industries in Europe. Specifically, Oaktree’s European Principal Group has extensive experience in creating a number of operational real estate platforms, namely in student housing, retirement housing, serviced apartments, residential development, residential development lending, office developments and retail parks.
The combined local expertise of the Portuguese investment team and Oaktree’s global investment franchise aims to establish one of the leading investors in Portugal.
Solyd Property Developers is an urban real estate developer focusing on Portugal’s main cities. Since mid-2015 Solyd Property Developers has acquired several buildings located in historical and upscale areas of Lisbon and Estoril, that are currently being developed as premium residential and commercial projects with the objective of becoming a leading developer in relevant Portuguese urban centers.
Solyd Property Developers is part of a broader joint initiative between Estoril Capital Partners and Oaktree Capital Management’s European Principal Group.
Gonçalo is a co-founder of Estoril Capital Partners, with over 20 years of experience in multiple roles, including strategy consulting, finance and investment management.
Prior to founding Estoril, Gonçalo was the CFO of a leading investment group in Portugal, South America and Mozambique for 10 years. There he served as board member in portfolio companies in Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique and Paraguay. Before that he was involved in defining and implementing the private and retail banking strategy for a large European financial services group. Prior experience includes strategy consulting and asset management roles in Portugal.
Gonçalo received an undergraduate Business Administration degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal) and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business (USA).
JOÃO PAULA SANTOS
João is a co-founder of Estoril Capital Partners, with over 15 years of experience in strategy consulting, investment banking and investment management.
In the 10 years before founding Estoril Capital Partners he had several roles as Investment Director of different Investment Companies, having completed deals with an Enterprise Value of over €12 billion, in multiple sectors. Before embracing his roles as Investment Director, he worked as a financial advisor with involvement in transactions in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, United States and Africa.
João received an undergraduate Business Administration degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal) and an MBA from Darden School of Business, University of Virginia (USA).
JOÃO PINHO CARDÃO
João is a co-founder of Estoril Capital Partners, and has 13 years of experience in finance positions, having implemented financial structures and financial risk management systems for large investment portfolios in different sectors and geographies, namely in Europe, South America and Africa.
Before founding Estoril Capital Partners, João was finance director at a large investment group, with global responsibilities in finance, capital structure management and risk management.
João received an undergraduate Business Administration degree from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) and has completed the CFA Program.
Tiago joined Estoril Capital Partners in August 2015, and has 13 years of experience in various real estate development, portfolio management and construction roles, including full cycle real estate development, across different asset classes, large scale real estate portfolio management with wide scope, including services, residential and hospitality assets.
Previously worked as Head of Real Estate of a leading Portuguese Insurance Company.
Tiago received an undergraduate Civil Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal) and an MBA from The Lisbon MBA – Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal).