Sherpa Capital hires new operating partner

Sherpa Capital has named José Angel Medina as an operating partner in the portfolio management team.

Sherpa Capital has named José Angel Medina as an operating partner in the portfolio management team. More recently, Medina was CEO in Europe of Taghleef Industries.

PRESS RELEASE

Madrid, November 3th, 2020. Sherpa Capital, a Iberian private equity firm focused on medium-sized companies, has announced today the appointment of José Angel Medina as an Operating Partner in the Portfolio Management team. His main mission will be to add value to the investee companies by supporting management teams on their daily operations and helping them to transform their businesses.

With more than 20 years of experience in managing business transformation projects, Medina has been working as CFO and CEO performing interim functions in more than 25 industrial companies, most of them backed by different private equity funds and some of them in distressed situations. Furthermore, throughout his career he has led many turnaround projects, growth, and several M&A processes.

More recently, Medina was CEO in Europe of Taghleef Industries, a global leader in the developing and manufacturing of special polyproylene biaxilly oriented films for the food, labels and graphic arts segments with a manufacturing capacity of more than 500,000 tons.

Medina has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from CEU San Pablo University. He also holds an MBA from IE and carried out a Program for Management Development at IESE.

His incorporation to the Sherpa Capital team takes place a few months after the firm reached a final closing of €120m euros for Sherpa Special Situations III, its new special situations fund. In the same way as its predecessors, the fund’s investment strategy is focused on companies facing transformation situations due to the context or some extraordinary strategic, operational, financial or shareholding situation.

The Sherpa Special Situations III fund is expected to carry out between 8 and 10 operations with equity tickets between €10m to €25m each, in companies from different sectors and with turnovers between €20m and €300m.

About Sherpa Capital
Sherpa Capital is the leading private equity fund manager investing in mid-size companies in the Iberian Peninsula that are facing transformation situations due to both restructuring and growth. Currently, it manages more than €500m euros through the Special Situation and Private Equity funds.