Diogo is a partner and co-founder of Monsanto Capital, Oaklins’ member firm in Portugal. With more than 18 years’ experience in corporate finance and transformation processes in the Portuguese mid-market, Diogo has worked with a number of clients across various industries on M&A and debt raising projects, and has advised on several complex turnarounds. With expertise in retail & consumer goods, business services, food & beverage, industrial & capital goods and healthcare, notable clients include Janz, Scame and Ascendum, the latter being the leading heavy distribution equipment company in Portugal with a worldwide partnership with Volvo Group. Recent transactions include the acquisition of Janz, a Portuguese player specialized in manufacturing and distributing residential water meters, by SIT, a multinational listed on the Italian Stock Exchange that specializes in the control of environmental conditions and consumption measurements; the shareholder restructuring of Sanindusa, a manufacturer of sanitary ceramics; the acquisition of the retail pet chain Tibi and Desinfestex, a company that sells and distributes agricultural products, by Grupo Agris, a Portuguese family-owned group that operates in the agricultural sector; the sale of Bio2, one of the two largest Portuguese pet wholesalers, to Alliando, the second largest distributor of veterinary products in Europe; and the acquisition of Algardata Sistemas Informáticos by Total Specific Solutions, an international vertical market software group.
Before founding Monsanto Capital, Diogo was director of the corporate finance department at ASK Group, having previously worked at KPMG and Deloitte. He has an MBA from IESE, a master's in finance from ISCTE and a degree in economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.