Rainforest

Gateway to the exclusive Private Equity sector in the Iberian Peninsula

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Business opportunity:

Dunas | Rainforest was born in response to a clear opportunity arising from the combination of three factors: the appeal of the Spanish economy, the dynamism and market potential of medium-sized companies, and the depth and maturity of the local private equity industry in the Iberian market.

  • The Spanish economy, fifth most important in the European Union, has grown over the past years above the European average, thus positioning itself as one of the growth engines of the continent
  • The private equity industry in Spain and Portugal has seen a post-crisis resurgence and has positioned itself as an extremely attractive destination for both local and foreign investors
  • Local private equity managers have achieved a high level of professionalism, consistency and performance
  • The focus placed by local managers in the mid-market places them in a segment of abundant deal flow and with relatively little competition
  • The potential of Spanish and Portuguese companies, predominantly family-owned, focuses on the consolidation opportunities that exist in their sectors, on the need to professionalize their operations and corporate governance and on the internationalization of their businesses
Strategy:

To respond to this emerging business opportunity, Dunas | Rainforest launches the first and only private equity Fund of Funds focused on the Iberian market.

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Through Rainforest Dunas Iberia Fund I, the investor will have access to a diversified portfolio according to the following criteria:

  • Size of companies targeted by primary funds
  • Investment strategy of each manager
  • Vintage

Rainforest Dunas Iberia Fund I will have the following investment strategy:

  • Invest in the real sector of the economy through ownership in professionally managed companies
  • Focus investments on small and medium-sized companies, which are the main engine of the Spanish and Portuguese economies
  • Leverage the experience and skills of the top private equity fund managers, outsourcing the complex task of identifying, analyzing, negotiating, acquiring, managing and eventually selling with capital gains ongoing businesses
  • Select the best fund managers that are currently active in the market
Product:

RAINFOREST DUNAS IBERIA FUND I, managed by Dunas Capital Asset Management, is a Fund of Funds established under the legal concept of a Spanish Private Equity Fund (FCR):

Se trata de un vehículo de inversión autorizado por la Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) diseñado especialmente para canalizar este tipo de inversiones.

  • Professionally managed by experts in private equity with deep knowledge of the local industry, both Spanish and Portuguese
  • A simple way for the investor to have exposure to a complex asset class with high entry barriers, which are represented by the following aspects:
    • High minimum entry tickets
    • Lack of knowledge of the sector dynamics and the specific characteristics of the asset
    • Difficulty accessing the best managers in the market

This is a unique financial product, aimed at institutional investors as well as high net worth individuals and families

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Jorge Viera Landaluce

Rainforest Capital Partners Managing Partner

Managing Partner of Rainforest Dunas Capital, Viera Landaluce studied at Andrés Bello Catholic University in Venezuela, has a MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and a specialization in finance at IESA. He is an expert in corporate finance, corporate governance and private equity, and has participed in several acquisition of industrial companies through several private equity investment vehicles in Venezuela and Colombia. Previously, Viera Landaluce was CEO at Cencozotti, a leading company in the chemical sector in the Caribbean and Andean regions. Currently he is a member of the board of C.A. Ron Santa Teresa and also an independent member of the invesment committee of Evolvere Capital, a private equity firm with several industrial and services assets in Venezuela.

Javier Reguart Abelló, CAIA

Analyst of Dunas Capital Asset Management.

Javier earned a BA in Business from Universidad de Navarra and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) designation.

He joined from Fonditel, the Telefónica pension fund manager, where he worked five years as an analyst in the alternative assets team.

During those years, he was responsible for the analysis, execution and monitoring of investments and divestments of international and local funds, managing a portfolio of more than 75 private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt assets. He also collaborated in the development of the Evergreen program; introduced improvements in due diligence process, enhanced the fund selection process and established ESG guidelines among others.