Diogo is a partner at 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 and healthcare, notable clients include Nuvi Group, a major player in the retail mass market and beverages sector in Portugal and Angola, and Ascendum, the leading heavy distribution equipment company in Portugal with a worldwide partnership with Volvo Group. Recent transactions include the buy-out of Leya Group, one of the main educational publishers in Portugal and postgraduate e-learning companies in Brazil, by private equity fund Atena Capital Partners together with the group’s management team, and the sale of a Portuguese clinical analysis operator to Synlab Group, a renowned global operator in the healthcare sector.
Diogo has a degree in economics from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, a master’s degree in finance from ISCTE and an MBA from IESE.