Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in early venture, mid venture, late venture, growth capital, and emerging growth financing in middle market and mature companies. The firm does listed equity investments, unlisted equity investments, and real estate assets. It prefers to invest in the following sectors: consumer discretionary which includes media, retailing, distributors; financials; Healthcare which includes pharmaceuticals; biotechnology and life sciences; industrials which includes capital goods, commercial and professional services which includes construction and engineering; commercial services and supplies which includes construction and engineering; industrial services, environment, Information Technology; Materials which includes construction materials and metals and mining, and telecommunication services. The firm seeks to make direct equity investments with a focus on Spanish quoted and unquoted companies. It seeks to take minority stake in public and private companies with a long term investment horizon. The firm prefers to have a Board position in its listed investments. Corporación Financiera Alba, S.A. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
Corporación Financiera Alba has its origins in Cementos Alba, a Spanish cement company controlled by the March Group, which began manufacturing cement in the 1950s. In 1986, Hornos Ibéricos, also a cement company whose majority shareholder was the Holderbank group , acquired its cement plants and concrete subsidiaries.
As a result of the sale of these industrial assets, Cementos Alba changed its name to Corporación Financiera Alba and used the proceeds from the divestment to become a financial holding company with a diversified portfolio of holdings in industrial and service companies.
Some of Corporación Financiera Alba's most representative investments, excluding the current ones, have been:
Airtel, later Vodafone
Cerveza San Miguel
Ginés Navarro, later ACS
Media Planning Group, later Havas
Our mission is to be the top provider of innovative capital and financial resources solutions in Ecuador, creating value for our clients, shareholders and domestic businesses.
Our vision is to build an institution that constantly demonstrates the highest standards of professional integrity and service, driving the development of Ecuador’s economy.
Mr. Ignacio Martínez Santos (Chief Financial Officer)
Mr. José Ramón Pérez Ambrojo (Head of Department)
Mr. Luis F. Fidalgo Hortelano (Head of Communications)
Mr. Andrés Zunzunegui Ruano (Director)
Mr. Diego Fernández Vidal (Head of Department)
Mr. Pablo Gómez Garzón (Investment Professional)
Mr. Jesús Garbayo Tavera (Investment Professional)
Recognition and Awards
Corporacion Financiera Alba has received numerous awards in recognition of its commitment to foster business growth, innovation and responsible investments. In 2020, the company was named “Best Corporate Finance Firm” by the Latin American Finance and Investment Awards.