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Overview

Excellence in the European Mid-Market

Qualitas Funds seeks to invest and co-invest with the best private equity funds in Europe within the Mid-Market segment, offering investors a privileged access, attractive returns and hedge in case of unfavorable scenarios.

Market segment

  • European mid-market focus. Investments in private equity funds between €50 and 500 million.
  • Target of 10 to 12 funds, each fund with an average portfolio of 10-12 companies, which amounts to a total of 100 to 150 underlying companies for each Fund of funds.

Investments

  • Investment average of 2,5 to 7 million euros in each underlying fund, with a maximum of 10 million euros per underlying fund.
  • Ability to perform secondary deals.
  • Ability to co-invest in individual companies.

Geographic scope

  • Coverage of the main European economies. Presence in 13 different countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy and England.
  • No overlap as an investor (LP) in Spanish funds where Qualitas has direct activity as a private equity Manager (GP).
  • Exposure to all main currencies of the European Union with a majority within the Euro zone.
Value Added

Value-added provided by Qualitas to the underlying fund managers

  • Investor access; provide investors from Spain and abroad access to the “Best-in- Class” mid-market European funds, hence offering geographic diversification.
  • Long term support to European GPs, thanks to the robustness of the Qualitas investor base; Insurance companies and social security institutions providing most of the funds.
  • Successful experience of Qualitas team in direct investments within private equity, growth and energy.
  • Small size fund, with easy-to-fit investment tickets.

Value-added provided by Qualitas to its investors

  • Successful investment experience in the Mid-Market segment.
  • Identification of the “Best in Class” Mid-Market funds in Europe, usually less known than the larger funds.
  • Privileged access to these funds with a fund that gives differential value to European private equity managers.
  • Efficient design to minimize the impact of the 'J curve' (annual or semiannual funds, with faster investments, yield funds, rapid rotation, direct co-investments, secondary investments, etc.)
  • Privileged access to an attractive dealflow of co-investment opportunities with the best European private equity managers.
Members of:

Team

Qualitas Funds Team

Eric Halverson

Eric Halverson

Partner

In 2003, Eric Halverson founded Qualitas Equity Partners with Iñigo Olaguibel and since 2015 has developed Qualitas Funds activity.

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Sergio García

Sergio García

Partner

Sergio García joined Qualitas Equity Partners in 2006 and since 2015 has developed the division of Qualitas Funds.

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Vicente Asuero

Vicente Asuero

Financial Advisor

Vicente Asuero joined Qualitas Equity at the beginning of 2007. Since 2014 he has worked as Financial Director in Vela Energy, and later on also in Q-Energy...

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Álvaro González

Álvaro González

Investment team

Álvaro González joined Qualitas Equity Partners in 2017. He is currently responsible, along with the partners, for the analysis...

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Lucía Carrasco

Lucia Carrasco

Investment team

Lucía Carrasco joined Qualitas Equity Partners in 2016. Currently, she is responsible for the Investors Relations, Fund Administration and Compliance.

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Emma Hernanz

Emma Hernanz

Investment team

Emma Hernanz joined Qualitas Funds in 2017. She holds a Degree in International Commerce from Universidad de León and Institut Supérieur...

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Juan Rubio

Juan Rubio

Investment team

Juan Rubio is Portfolio Manager in Qualitas Funds and Growth Capital areas, where he is responsible for financial review and control...

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Beatriz Menéndez

Beatriz Menéndez

Assistant

Beatriz is Assistant in Qualitas Funds, being in charge of the Reception and communication with departments and clients.

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Investment Committee

Eric Halverson

Eric Halverson

In 2003, Eric Halverson founded Qualitas Equity Partners with Iñigo Olaguibel and since 2015 has developed Qualitas Funds activity.

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Sergio García

Sergio García

Sergio García joined Qualitas Equity Partners in 2006 and since 2015 has developed the division of Qualitas Funds.

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Borja Oyarzabal

Borja Oyarzabal

Borja Oyarzábal is Co-founder and CEO of Q-Capital. Mr. Oyarzabal is Partner at Qualitas Equity Parners where he has worked for 10 years...

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Iñigo Olaguíbel

Iñigo Olaguíbel

Iñigo Olaguibel is a founding Partner of Qualitas Equity Partners and has deep experience in the financial sector and private equity.

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Pedro Michelena

Pedro Michelena

Pedro Michelena has been a Partner of Qualitas Equity Partners since 2007 and has over 20 years’ experience in banking and structured finance.

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