Spanish Private Equity Breakfast 2022


The Private Equity Breakfast is an annual event that is sponsored and hosted through the joint cooperation of Pedersen & Partners and CMS. The event  will gather leading speakers from the private equity industry, management recruitment and legal fields.

The purpose of this event is to bring together investment professionals to discuss and share experiences and comments regarding the current industry climate and future developments.

Below you will find more details about the speakers and the agenda of the event. The event is free of charge for all participants but strictly by invitation.

Private Equity Breakfast

CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
Paseo de Recoletos 7–9
28004 Madrid

Event Program

08:00 – 08:30 Registration, hot & cold drinks and snacks

08:30 – 10:00     Panel discussion

Alvaro Arias – Partner, Head of Private Equity Practice, Pedersen & Partners
Ignacio Zarzalejos
 – Partner, Corporate/M&A, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo 


Celia Andreu – Partner & Head of Sustainability, MCH
Imanol Almudi – CEO, Agroponiente (portfolio company of Abac Capital)
Alejandro Diazayas – Managing Partner, Nexxus Iberia
Jaime Fernandez-Rubies – Managing Director, Fremman Capital
Ivan Plaza Ferriz – Managing Partner, Aurica Capital
Alejo Vidal-Quadras – Partner and Head of Southern Europe, bd-capital

Panel discussion topics

  • Recent developments and trends in M&A in Spain and the Iberian peninsula – including deal-flow, valuations, fund raising, availability of credit for leveraged financing, exit strategies, co-investments;
  • High opportunity sectors and market segments – Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, eCommerce, FinTech, Life Sciences, Environmental Social and Governance (ESG), EdTech;
  • Value creation – portfolio management & asset class strategies, turnaround and change management, succession planning, talent retention, disconnect between valuations and company performance;
  • Majority vs. minority stakes held by PE funds – comments on pros and cons and how this affects strategy;
  • Influence of external factors and regulations – climate change and sustainability, digital transformation, high inflation and rising interest rates, weakness of the euro, rising global energy & food prices and global supply chain bottlenecks, geopolitical tensions as a result of Ukraine invasion;
  • Fund raising environment – who are the main sources of inbound capital: institutional investors, family offices, corporate ventures, sovereign wealth funds, multilaterals, funds of funds;
  • Outbound investment destinations – what geographies have the highest potential for Spanish PE firms and their portfolio companies (EU, LatAm, USA, Asia, North Africa?).
Event Administrator:

Marta Moreno