Vera is an assistant director at Monsanto Capital, Oaklins’ member firm in Portugal. She has more than 12 years’ experience in financial advisory and M&A. She has advised clients in a variety of industries, particularly in hospitality, renewables and infrastructure, construction, food & beverage, distribution & retail, paper, consumer goods and IT. Key clients she has advised include Sugal, Nuvi Group and Solidal. Recent transactions include the MBO of Joalpe, a plastic injection company focused on shopping baskets and retail store displays; the fundraising/project finance for Termoflorestal, a greenfield forest waste thermoelectric power plant; and the acquisition of a majority stake in Internacional Tabacos and FEPI, both tobacco distribution companies.
Vera joined Monsanto Capital in 2017, having previously been assistant manager of corporate finance at ASK Group, a Portuguese investment banking firm, where she spent eight years working on M&A projects. Vera started her career at Deloitte in 2006, first in the audit division and then in the corporate finance division. Vera has a degree in management from ISEG.