Quadrante’s shareholders and Henko Partners join forces to position Quadrante as a leading engineering firm focused on sustainability

  • The private equity firm Henko Partners invests in Quadrante, a leading Portuguese engineering and environmental consulting firm
  • Quadrante’s shareholders will be leading the execution of the growth strategy, based on integrating companies that complete the services portfolio and access new regions
  • Henko will support Quadrante’s international expansion, creating an integrated engineering platform with delivery units worldwide

Lisbon, January 10th 2024. – Henko Partners, an Iberian private equity firm, has invested in Quadrante to drive its international growth. Currently, the Company has a strong geographical footprint in Europe and South America. Together with Henko, Quadrante seeks to further expand internationally and position itself as an integrated global player in the engineering and environmental consulting sector.

Quadrante has an extensive track-record of more than 6,000 projects in engineering services areas such as mobility, energy, water infrastructure and environment. With over 400 employees across 4 different countries, namely in Portugal, Romania, Brazil and Chile, Quadrante is able to deliver premier engineering services to clients in various geographies.

Quadrante’s CEO and founding partner, Mr. Nuno Costa, welcomes Henko:

“The Company faces global challenges in a rapidly evolving the sector affected by technological development, and the megatrend sustainability. Quadrante wants to be a positive change agent in the global push for decarbonization and energy transition. Leveraging our extensive track record of over 6,000 projects worldwide, we want to be a benchmark for excellence and innovation in the market. Henko brings valuable experience to the partnership and they believe in Quadrante’s potential to lead the industry. Henko will help Quadrante grow in Iberia and expand its presence globally, especially in the USA and Europe, working closely with our experienced management team.”

Henko Partners is optimistic about the collaboration with Quadrante, expecting the investment to strengthen the company`s position in sustainable engineering and environmental consulting. Lars Becker, partner at Henko, says “We are delighted to work with the Quadrante team on this project. The company has a very strong identity, aptly represented by a very dedicated and capable management team. We are confident that together we can build a strong international leader in this segment of the market.”

The transaction has been advised by a great group of strategic collaborators, GBS Finance and Abreu (sell-side) and Deloitte and Cuatrecasas (buy-side).


About Quadrante:

Quadrante is a leading engineering and environmental consulting company based in Portugal with a strong focus on engineering and technical consultancy services for highly complex, multidisciplinary infrastructure, located anywhere in the world for highly demanding clients. The company has an extensive track-record of projects within the areas of mobility, energy, water utilities, environment, smart cities and airports, among many others critical infrastructure.

For further information please visit www.quadrante-engenharia.pt

About Henko Partners:

Henko Partners is an independent private equity investor focused on supporting outstanding Spanish and Portuguese mid-cap companies in markets with long-term growth trends. The firm partners with strong entrepreneurs and management teams to develop successful businesses and actively engages with its portfolio companies to execute long-term growth plans. As entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Henko aims to support companies with accelerating growth and transforming them into more resilient and sustainable businesses. Henko is a responsible investor committed to strict environmental, social, and good governance principles. We aim to contribute to the long-term success of our investors and to a sustainable society.

For further information please visit www.henkopartners.com

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· 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