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Impact Investing

Q-Impact: sustainable profitability, profitable sustainability.

We invest in companies that mitigate social and environmental problems. We help them grow and highlight their impact, obtaining a double return (financial and social) for our investors.

Our philosophy

  • The main development indicators of humanity say that we have never been better (there is less hunger, less infant mortality, greater literacy, greater life expectancy...). However, this development is occurring at the expense of the most vulnerable population. The gap between the rich and the poor is more pronounced than ever, and environmental problems demand a global and imminent response.
  • Each of us must become aware of the effects of our actions on the society and the environment. As consumers, as entrepreneurs, as investors, we must ask ourselves: am I being part of the solution or part of the problem?
  • At Q-Impact, we believe that the investment industry today has a role that goes far beyond the generation of wealth or a financial return.
  • We believe that profitability and sustainability can not only coexist, but that it is necessary that they do so and that by doing so they enhance each other.

Investments

  • We invest in companies in expansion and growth stages that mitigate problems of social inclusion and transition to a green economy in Spain.
  • In the field of social inclusion, we focus on companies that improve:
    • The education of young people to facilitate their insertion into the labor market and reduce youth unemployment.
    • The inclusion in society of people with disabilities or from vulnerable groups.
    • The lives of people with disabilities and the elderly through adapted products and telecare services.
  • In the field of transition to a green economy, we focus on catalyzing investment in underserved markets. Also, in organic agriculture, sustainable technology and related sectors.
    • Renewable generation on the islands.
    • Financing of self-consumption and energy efficiency.

Value added

  • To portfolio companies:
    • Active support and involvement, especially in the strategic and financial areas, control processes and IT systems, team development and professionalization of financial metrics and impact measurement.
    • Access to Qualitas Equity's network of professionals, investors, collaborators and invested companies.
  • To investors:
    • Conservative and proactive investment approach aimed at maximizing social and environmental impact ("impact-first") while preserving capital.
    • Professional management of invested companies by applying our in-house selection and management criteria, proven for +15 years across Qualitas Equity’s different verticals.
    • 10% of Q-Impact I fund contributed by Qualitas Equity Partners.
    • Possibility to have direct contact with portfolio companies through volunteering and mentoring programs and monitoring of our investees.
Q-Impact: sustainable profitability, profitable sustainability.

Team

Q-Impact Team

Pablo Valencia

Pablo Valencia

Pablo is Partner and Chief Investment Director of Q-Impact and Q-Energy. Since 2007, he has served as Director of Vela Energy, CIO of FRV in the US and member of the executive committee of Fotowatio....

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Álvaro Guarner

Álvaro Guarner

Álvaro is Investment Director at Q-Impact. He is responsible for the origination and execution of new business opportunities, as well as for the daily supervision of the investment portfolio...

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Javier Olaguíbel

Javier Olaguíbel

Javier is Investment Director at Q-Impact. He is responsible for the origination and execution of new business opportunities, as well as for the daily supervision of the investment portfolio.

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Laura Pardo

Laura Pardo

Laura is Senior Associate at Q-Impact. She is responsible for the daily supervision of the investment portfolio, as well as for the analysis of new investment opportunities...

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Tamara Pérez

Tamara Pérez-Mínguez

Tamara is Finance Director at Q-Impact. She is responsible for the financial activities of the fund and for the portfolio monitoring.

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Advisory Committee

Iñigo Olaguíbel

Iñigo Olaguíbel

Iñigo is founding partner of Qualitas Equity Partners, former CEO of Vela Energy, and initial head of QEP’s initial renewable energy practice, from where he co-founded Fotowatio in 2007...

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Borja Oyarzabal

Borja Oyarzábal

Borja is CEO at Tresmares Capital. He has been Partner at Qualitas Equity Parners for 10 years, participating in multiple transactions within the investment portfolio, becoming board member in many of them...

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Vicente Asuero

Vicente Asuero

Vicente was CFO of Vela Energy Group, overseing all financial and control activities, relations with financial institutions, human resources and investors’ relations...

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Pedro Michelena

Pedro Michelena

Pedro Michelena is an advisor to Q-Energy and a member of the investment committee of Q-Growth and Q-Impact. He was formerly a Partner at Vela Energy...

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Members of:

Portfolio

We invest in companies that provide business solutions
to Spain’s critical social and environmental challenges:
For more information on the key aspects of investment in Q-Impact I, FESE, please see the following document:
31.07.2019_KID_Q-Impact-I, FESE