Our Team

Francisco Soares Franco Investment Team

He joined the Private Equity – Growth Capital Team at Explorer Investments in April 2021 where he is responsible for the analysis and execution of investments for Explorer Growth Funds as well as monitoring the portfolio companies in Fundo Revitalizar Norte.

Working at Novo Banco from 2017 to 2021, he was responsible for the analysis and setting up of structured financing for companies in different sectors in Portugal and Spain. He also analysed investment opportunities in the European Financing Market, having been responsible for investments of over €180m in this segment. From 2014 to 2017 he was part of the Corporate Finance team at PwC, participating in several financial advisory mandates in company evaluations, development of business plans, debt raising and in transactions for buying and selling companies. Francisco began his career in 2009 in the Project Finance team of BESI (current Haitong Investment Bank), participating in the setting up, monitoring and restructuring of financing under a Project Finance regime.

He has a degree in Economics from Nova School of Business & Economics (2009) and a post-graduate degree in Corporate Finance from ISCTE (2012).

Business Areas

Private Equity
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