The founding partners of Viriato Capital bring more than 20 years of local and international experience in management and investments and are backed by a diversified and experienced group of investors

As founding partners of Viriato Capital, Miguel Costa Freire and Pablo Alvarez Guerra are committed to acquire and manage an SME in Portugal or Spain. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in management, investment banking and strategy consulting, they worked in prestigious multinationals, such as J.P. Morgan, McKinsey, Bain & Company and Nestlé. They developed most of their careers in Iberia, and internationally, in the UK, the US and Latin America

Alongside the partners, Viriato Capital is backed up by a diversified group of over 20 investors, both local and international, who will add more experience to Viriato Capital. They have carried out more than 150 transactions in SMEs, deploying more than €2,100 millions in capital

Pablo Álvarez Guerra

Managing Partner

Miguel Costa Freire

Managing Partner

Pablo and Miguel bring deep expertise in helping companies accomplish their vision, with a focus on growth, innovation and internationalisation

where they developed their international careers

of sales channels managed

executed in Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets
grown, internationalised or helped
People managed

from different backgrounds and nationalities


in combined value of these transactions

Viriato Capital is supported by a team of business analysts based in Portugal and Spain:

Gabriel Rocha


Gabriel previously worked at Santander, Zinc Capital and Rappi. He holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering at IBMEC and is finishing his Master’s in Management at Nova SBE. In his free time, Gabriel enjoys cooking, watching movies and series, and travelling

Guillermo Pérez Matesanz


Guillermo previously worked at the investment banking divisions of Barclays and Credit Suisse in London. Guillermo holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE). In his free time, Guillermo enjoys learning about new cultures during his numerous trips abroad and attending racing car events

Rúben Coutinho Pratapsinh


Rúben previously worked at Novo Banco and Vodafone. He holds a Bachelor’s in Economics at Nova SBE and he is finishing his Master’s degree in Finance In his free time, Rúben enjoys playing soccer at a competitive level and travelling

Pedro Penas


Pedro previously worked at the strategy consulting team of Deloitte. Pedro holds a Bachelor’s in Management at Nova SBE In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, and exploring his passion over business and investments

Alfonso de Andrés


Alfonso previously worked at Mizuho Bank. He holds a double degree in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration from Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI-ICADE) In his free time, Alfonso enjoys playing golf at a competitive level

Viriato Capital has the financial and operational support of a local and international network of experienced investors from different backgrounds and experience in both investing and managing companies

Our diversified group of investors has carried out more than 150 transactions, deploying more than €2,100 millions in capital and has also managed more than 30 companies. They are committed to support the Partners alongside the whole journey, from the investment stage to the acquired company’s management

By Geography
By Type

in small and medium-sized companies


in equity deployed in invesments

Companies managed

companies managed as CEOs and/or as founders