José is a partner at SOCIOS, Oaklins’ member firm in Spain. He has worked on many M&A and capital market transactions with most of the large Spanish financial institutions, including Banco Santander, BBVA and Caixabank. He has also worked with other listed Spanish groups, such as Endesa, Repsol, Telefónica and Gas Natural. José brings particular access to clients from the Levante region of Spain, having lived there for 20 years. He has specific expertise in the private equity, business services, consumer & retail, food, healthcare, security and renewable energy sectors. Recent notable transactions he has advised on include efectoLED’s acquisition of Lyco Group; Grupo BC’s acquisition of Lexer and the subsequent sale of Grupo BC to Silver Lake; and pfsGROUP’s acquisition of LexTools, Telepro and Kineox, and the investment of AnaCap in pfsGROUP.
José joined the firm in 2006 following 15 years in corporate finance at Merrill Lynch, both in London and New York, and at Deutsche Bank in Madrid. He has a law degree from the University of Valencia and a master's from the London School of Economics.