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, La Caixa, Caja Madrid, Bancaja and Caixa Cataluña. 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, consumer & retail, food, healthcare, security and renewable energy sectors. Recent notable transactions he has advised on include the sale of RGIB’s bathroom furniture division to Roca, the sale of Watium to Grupo Visalia, pfsGROUP’s acquisition of Lextools, the sale of Quimi Romar to GPF Capital, and Mutua Madrileña’s acquisition of Centauro Rent a Car from Portobello Capital.
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.