Henko Capital Partners I, FCR’s 2021 review

Madrid, January 17th 2022.


  • First investment vehicle raised, Henko Capital Partners I, FCR, €70m committed: The private equity fund is focused on supporting outstanding Spanish and Portuguese SMEs in markets with long-term growth trends. We back management teams with transformational growth plans in attractive sectors.

Add-on acquisitions

  • Platform #1, MMYPEM and Teiga: Buy and build project to create a leading international group specialized in engineering and technical services for the energy transition of the electricity generation sector. We are launching this project with the acquisition of two outstanding companies MMYPEM and TeigaTMI. 
  • Platform #2, Defeder: We are supporting the founding team of Defeder, a leading manufacturer of ecologic fertilizers and natural ingredients for pet food. We want to consolidate their strong growth track record and support further internationalization and product development.

Talent acquisition

  • Talent attraction and team consolidation: We added 3 new recruits to our team, adding talent to reach our goals in 2022. Also, our portfolio companies have already attracted high-caliber C-level professionals to help them with their ambitious plans.

Portfolio performance

  • #1, MMYPEM + Teiga: realize cross-selling opportunities and acquire new complimentary add-ons, mainly in renewables and value-added energy services.
  • #2, Defeder: grow internationally and develop the product portfolio, with significant investment in the manufacturing site and R&D. We are also interested in accelerating the development via M&A.

Press coverage


· Private equity experience across Spain, Portugal, UK and Germany.


· Previously partner at Sherpa Capital, Spanish Private Equity with > €350m of assets under management (2020) focused on SMEs in Spain and Portugal.


· Partner at DPE Deutsche Private Equity, private equity fund targeting SMEs with €1.2bn of assets under management (2017).


· Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.


· MPA Harvard University, BSc from LSE London School of Economics.

Lars Becker


· Former EY Strategy and Transactions Analyst, providing corporate finance solutions in strategic advisory, valuation, m&a, financial restructuring and due diligence.


· Previous experience at UBS and Deutsche Bank.


· Master in Finance from IE Business School.


· Double degree in Business Administration and Actuarial Science from URJC.

Daniel Largo

· Previously Investment Associate at Sherpa Capital.


· Previous experience at BBVA and Amazon.


· Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering from ICAI (Universidad Pontificia Comillas)

Pablo Fernández

· Extensive experience in finance and management control.


· Previous experience as CFO and Client Operations Director at Jones Lang Lasalle, Bouygues and Carrefour, proven ability to implement action plans and process reengineering to improve the company performances.


· Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and MBA by IE.

Vanesa Valentín

· João has a strong background in M&A advisory services in the Portuguese and Spanish markets.


· João started his career at KPMG Portugal providing corporate finance and M&A advisory services and he has also worked at Alantra´s Credit Portfolio Advisory division. 

· João has a MSc in Management and Finance from Cass Business School and a BSc in Business Administration from Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.

João Oliveira

· Extensive private equity experience.


· Previously Investment Executive at Sherpa Capital.


· Previous experience at Ferrovial and Clearwater.


· Business Administration and Management Degree from Universidad de Navarra.

Íñigo Urbón


· Extensive private equity experience.


· Previously Investment Associate at Sherpa Capital.


· Previous experience at H.I.G. Capital and McKinsey & Company.


· Business Administration Degree and MSc in Finance from ESADE Business School.

Jules de Meeûs

· Extensive private equity experience.


· Previously Investment Executive at Sherpa Capital.


· Previous experience as an Assistant Manager at Deloitte Corporate Finance, participating in M&A transactions, debt raising and restructuring transactions; and Garrigues, leading Spanish law firm.


· Double degree in Law and Business Management (taught in English) from Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

Ricardo Mellado
Vice President