Company Background

Founded in 2006 by António de Sousa and Fernando Esmeraldo, ECS is a leading private equity and restructuring firm focused on the Portuguese market.

The firm decides on structures and acts as lead equity investor not only in companies with significant growth potential, but also distressed companies that have long-term economic potential. ECS investment activities are focused on expansion capital financing, management buy-ins, management buy-outs, buy-and-build and recapitalizations.

ECS currently manages three funds directly in Portugal, which it uses to invest in companies from different sectors.

Our team of investment professionals works together with the companies’ portfolio management teams and stakeholders to generate sustainable long term returns.

Investors in the funds managed by ECS include leading Iberian financial institutions, the Portuguese State and several private investors.