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Portobello Capital, ASCRI 2012 award winner

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The companies Axon Partners, ENISA, Espiga Capital, N+1 Mercapital, Portobello Capital, Vista Capital and the Sociedad de Promoción del Principado de Asturias (SRP) have been the award winners on the sixth edition of the ASCRI (Spanish Private Equity Association) awards.
Also, Juan López-Quesada, Bridgepoint’s founding partner, has been awarded with the honorary award in recognition of a life devoted to the development of the sector in Spain.
For the sixth year running, ASCRI, the business school IESE and the consulting company Deloitte have awarded these prizes, acknowledging the best divestment deals done in 2012 in the private equity and venture capital markets.
ASCRI’s sources have highlighted the role of private equity as an alternative source of financing, contributing also to employment creation and helping Spanish SMEs to access internationalization.
Axon Partners Group received the award to the best start up transaction for its stake in Wuaki TV, and Espiga Capital was awarded with the best transaction in internationalization in Invesa.
The divestment of SRP in Cafento was recognized as the transaction with the greatest economic and social impact.
The best medium transaction in the consolidated company award was for N+1 Mercapital in ZIV, and the best big transaction in consolidated company prize was awarded to Portobello Capital and Vista Capital with Maxam.
Also, the jury awarded ENISA with the transaction with the greatest impact on innovation in Let’s Gowex.
In this occasion, the panel comprised Juan Roure and Antonio Dávila, professors at IESE Business School, José Martí Pellón, professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and founder of Webcapitalriesgo, Craig Williamson, partner at SL Capital Partners, and María José Osuna, head of private equity at Pactio Gestión.
Amongst the attendees to the ceremony were Deloitte’s Partner responsible for Auditing, Risk and Transactions, Germán de la Fuente, and the president of ASCRI, Carlos Lavilla.
El Economista