Cristian Abelló is a Managing Partner of Firmum Capital. He takes an active part in both the management of the firm, dealing with partners and key investors, and in the investment committees and portfolio management.
Cristian has over twenty years’ experience in finance, analysis and investment in public and private-sector companies, as well as on the Boards of Directors and management committees of some of these.
As Corporate Director in Torreal, one of Spain’s leading investment firms and one of the best known in Europe, he oversaw more than fifty transactions, including take-overs, capital investments, recapitalisations of companies and purchases of loan portfolios, for sums of over EUR 1.7 billion.
Cristian continues to sit on Torreal’s Board of Directors. Prior to that he had a seat on the Board of Directors and the management committee of Saba Infraestructuras, one of Spain’s leading companies in car parks and real estate logistics. Similarly, he has been a member of the board on companies such as Aston Martin, Talgo, CIE Automotive, Famosa and Banca Leonardo, and a member of Rothschild FAPI’s investment committee.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University (Boston) and an MBA from IE (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid). Cristian was Associate Director in Inversiones Ibersuizas and an analyst with GBS Finanzas, SBC Warburg and UBS Securities.
Bernardino Díaz-Andreu is a Managing Partner de Firmum Capital. He takes an active part in the management of the firm and in the private capital portfolio investment and management committees.
Díaz-Andreu has over twenty years’ experience investing in private firms in a range of sectors, including car parks, logistics, automotive industry, fashion, toys, the audiovisual industry, retail, finance and services. He was head of the corporate investment department in Torreal, where he worked for nearly 13 years. From that position he led the execution of transactions worth more than EUR 1.7 billion, achieving very attractive returns.
In the same capacity he was a member of the Boards of Directors of a wide range of private companies in different sectors such as Saba Infraestructuras, Pepe Jeans, Hackett, CIE Automotive, Autometal, INSSEC and Famosa.
He has a degree in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Madrid and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is a member of YPO Madrid. Previously he was a consultant with McKinsey, and held down positions in the investment divisions of 3i Group and Merrill Lynch.
Fernando Pire Abarca
Fernando Pire is a Managing Partner of Firmum Capital. He takes an active part in both the management of the firm and in the investment and management of the infrastructure area, particularly car parks, which he manages through APK Gestión de Aparcamientos.
Fernando has nearly thirty years of experience in senior management positions in the infrastructure and energy sectors. During this time, he has been directly involved in financing, managing and bringing to fruition projects in Spain and abroad, as well as running day-to-day operations.
He has held the posts of Business Development Director and General Manager of the car park division in Isolux Corsán, which he managed and developed to become one of the most important sector players in Spain, with over 50 establishments and 27,500 parking spaces in total.
He has a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Oviedo and an MBA from Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile. Before his time with Isolux Corsán he was the General Manager of Energy in Radiotronica for ten years, heavily involved in LatAm business development (Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico and Puerto Rico) and Portugal. He is a member of the management board of the Spanish Car parks & Garages Association (ASESGA).
Julio Acal Méndez
Head of Investments
Julio Acal has been the Investments Department Director at Firmum Capital since his incorporation in March 2019. Julio has close to 18 years’ experience in the financial sector, having spent most of his professional career in Banco Sabadell. Prior to joining Firmum Capital, Julio occupied the position of M&A Director within the Mergers and Acquisitions unit of Banco Sabadell, responsible for the origination and execution of M&A transactions in Madrid, Castilla la Mancha, Andalusia, Extremadura and the Canary Islands regions.
With a degree in Law from University of Seville and MBA from IESE Business School, Julio Acal is a specialist in corporate and financing operations in different sectors, with exposure to assets in the infrastructure sector.
Nuria Corcuera Alday
Head of Business Development
Nuria Corcuera is Head of Business Development. Since the beginning of 2016, she has been part of the Firmum Capital team. She has worked for more than 20 years in the commercial and business development areas. Also as Head of Quality, Environment and Safety and Health
Since the end of 2015, she has participated in the negotiation, analysis and closing of more than 40 car park acquisition transactions for APK Gestión de Aparcamientos, S.A., belonging to the funds managed by Firmum Capital.
Nuria has spent most of her professional career linked to environmental, concession and infrastructure businesses at the firm SVAT, a subsidiary of FCC, and at TMMA, a company that sells environmental equipment. Subsequently, she spent the rest of her professional career at Isolux Corsán in the infrastructure and concessions areas.
Nuria has studied Law at the Complutense University of Madrid.