Vera is a director at Monsanto Capital, Oaklins’ member firm in Portugal. She has more than 14 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. Recent transactions include the sale of Bio2, one of the two largest Portuguese pet wholesalers, to Alliando, the second largest distributor of veterinary products in Europe; the sale of Celfinet, a Portuguese IT engineering company, to Cyient, an Indian-quoted group offering global engineering, manufacturing and digital technology solutions; and the sale of a minority stake in DigitalSign, the leading company in the Portuguese electronic signature and digital certification market, to Logalty, the leading company in the legaltech sector in Spain.
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 corporate finance. Vera has a degree in management from ISEG.