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).
Dolores Viejo Gonzalez
Dolores Viejo has been Car Park Operations Director since July 2015. She has 20 years of experience managing and operating this type of infrastructure and has worked for some of the best-known managing and operating firms in the sector, Metropark, Acciona and Isolux Corsán, where she has always hadresponsibility over car park management and operations.
Dolores Viejo has a technical civil engineering degree, specialising in transport, traffic and urban services, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, UPM.
Raúl Vera Martínez
Finance & Administration Director
Raúl Vera has been Finance & Administration Director since July 2015. He has close to 20 years of experience in administration, financial and cost control, structured project and treasury financing, in companies with links to infrastructure businesses, combined heat and power generation, industrial plant and car park concessions.
Prior to joining APK Gestión de Aparcamientos, which belongs to the funds managed by Firmum Capital, he spent most of his professional career in leading administration and control positions in sectors such as concessions, energy and infrastructures in Isolux Corsán, where he oversaw finance and administration in the car park concession business.
He has a degree in Business Administration and an Executive Master in Finance from IE Business School.
Nuria Corcuera Alday
Nuria Corcuera has been Director for Quality & the Environment since the beginning of 2016. She has 20 years of experience in sales roles, business expansion as well as responsibility for quality, the environment and occupational risk prevention.
Currently she works closely with APK Gestión de Aparcamientos’ business development department, in negotiating and analysing the special investments of this company that belongs to the funds managed by Firmum Capital.
Nuria has spent most of her professional career in positions with links to environmental, concession and infrastructure businesses in SVAT, a subsidiary of FCC, and in TMMA, a company that markets environmental equipment. After this she moved to Isolux Corsán in that firm’s infrastructure and concessions areas. In Isolux Corsán car parks division she headed up quality control, environment and occupational risk prevention.
Nuria studied law at Madrid’s Complutense University.
Julio Acal Méndez
Julio Acal has been the Investment Department Director at Firmum Capital since his incorporation in March 2019. Julio has close to 15 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 Executive 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.
Carl Söderberg Cuenca
Carl Söderberg joined Firmum Capital in 2015. He is well-experienced in the analysis, valuation and closing of investment opportunities as well as investor relations. Previous to joining the firm, Carl specialized in M&A and financing advisory services in the financial boutique Sigrun Partners.
He holds a degree in both Law and Business Administration from Pontificia de Comillas University (ICADE-E3).
Javier Basagoiti Oriol
Javier Basagoiti joined Firmum Capital in November 2018 as an Associate. Prior to joining Firmum, Javier has spent most of his career in the infrastructure sector playing different roles such as investor relations or in the sell side as equity research analyst.
Before joining Firmum, Javier worked for almost 5 years in the Investor Relations team of a listed infrastructure company and has been also member of the Equity Research team at BBVA covering the infrastructure and real estate sectors. Javier has a degree in Business Administration from the Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF).
Ignacio Aguirre is Head of Business Development since joining in November 2017. Ignacio has 18 years of experience, being focused in Business Development, public tenders and asset acquisitions in Spain, Europe and Latam. Ignacio has extensive experience not only in multinational companies in the infrastructure and carpark sectors, but also in general management and in complex tender projects.