This report presents an evaluation of a worldwide database of private equity investors, specifically targeting the sports sector. Our approach involved the use of a keyword-tracking crawler tool to pinpoint investors whose websites contain sports-related language. Based on this approach, we have developed a thorough Excel spreadsheet that effectively identifies prominent investors within the sports industry.
Within the private equity sector, there’s a growing trend of investing in sports ventures that prioritize sustainability and health, reflecting the wider societal shift towards wellness and environmental awareness. In this article, we are introducing three interesting equity funds from our keyword crawler-based sports-private equity investors list.
1. Nazca Capital S.G.E.I.C., S.A. (Madrid)
Nazca Capital S.G.E.I.C., S.A. is a private equity firm based in Madrid, Spain, known for investing in a variety of sectors. The firm’s main areas of focus include logistics, industrials, business services, retail, agribusiness, healthcare and sports. Since February 2023, the investment firm has invested in 226ERS, a brand created by and for endurance sports enthusiasts, with a portfolio of more than 150 references that cover all the needs of the “endurance” athlete, providing the best performance in training and competition. The company’s strategy of focusing on high-quality formulations based on natural ingredients, no added sugar, gluten-free, vegan, and ketogenic, puts it at the forefront of food technology and its products are increasingly in demand by those wishing to combine sports performance with healthy products.
2. Portobello Capital (Madrid)
Based in Madrid, Portobello Capital has established itself as a prominent mid-market investment partner since its launch in 2010. The firm has grown significantly, with over 60 investment vehicles and €1.4 billion in assets under management. Since 2017, the PE firm has invested in Supera. Founded in 1993 and based in La Coruña, Supera owns twenty-nine concession sports centers and nine private centers. The company applies the highest quality standards in the fitness sector, with modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment, and offers a complete range of services at very competitive prices.
3. Talde Gestión S.G.E.I.C., S.A. (Bilbao)
Talde Gestión S.G.E.I.C., S.A., based in Bilbao, is a private equity investment company with a history of investing in more than 150 companies both nationally and internationally. The company invests primarily in Spanish small and medium-sized companies, helping them with strategic planning aimed at national and international growth and sector consolidation. Talde’s successful track record since its inception has contributed to the continued confidence of its original investors in the new investment vehicles. The investment firm currently manages more than 370 million euros in both private equity and private debt.
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