Joao Rodrigo Santos

Founding Partner

Atena Equity Partners

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Before founding Atena, João was a Partner at Explorer Investments, the leading independent Private Equity firm in Portugal, with ~€1.000M AuM. During the 6 years that he collaborated with Explorer, João has concluded 7 transactions of more than €100M, restructured more than €300M of corporate debt and was a board member at 5 companies with aggregate Revenues of more than €200M - some of which undergone significant restructuring and internationalisation processes under João’s executive responsibility. Prior to Explorer, João was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (01-07) in Lisbon and New York - where he integrated the Private Equity team and performed business due diligences on several deals with an aggregate value of more than €10.000M. João has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BSc from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.


Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP)
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Harvard Business School , Massachusetts,
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Work History

Boston Consulting Group

Explorer Investments