Explorer Investments

Avenida Eng.º Duarte Pacheco, 7, 7ºA,
Lisbon, 1070-110
+351 21 324 1820

Explorer Investments is a private investment firm that looks to fund buyouts, as well as provide expansion and replacement capital to middle-market Portuguese companies. Explorer looks to invest a minimum of €15 million in transactions valued up to €150 million. Explorer does not have any sector preferences and typically holds investments for three to six years. Explorer Investments was formed in 2003 and is based in Lisbon.

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Explorer Investments’ most common sectors for investment are consumer products (12%) and manufacturing (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (73%) and growth capital (23%). In total, Explorer Investments has invested in 4 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2005 when it acquired Holmes Place Worldwide BV for $124M.

In the last 3 years, Explorer Investments has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (50%). Explorer Investments’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2016 when it sold Nutricafes S.A. for $84M.

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