AC Desarrollo is Ahorro Corporación
group's private equity management company, founded in 1999 to established
the group's private equity operations. AC Desarrollo's mission is to identify
investment opportunities, to recommend and execute investments by taking
stakes in companies that will later be divested, thereby collecting good
returns for the funds that it manages. AC Desarrollo operates as a partner
contributing financial and professional resources to the companies in
which it invests and taking active part in the design and execution of
AC Desarrollo currently manages private equity funds totalling nearly
345 million euros, having made 41 investments worth over 260 million euros
since operations began in 1999.
AC Desarrollo has no sector preferences, having invested in sectors as diverse as food and drink, domestic cleaning products, air conditioning, toys, telecommunications, retail and software development, among others. The investments have always been structured according to the circumstances of each company. AC Desarrollo is mostly interested in growth operations and buy-outs, preferably leveraged with coinvestment from the management team.
Grupo Ahorro Corporación is a group of companies that provide
financial services, specialising in asset management, brokering in organised
markets, economic analysis and financial consulting.
The shareholders of AC Desarrollo are Grupo Ahorro Corporación, which holds 75%, and the financial consulting firm Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI),with a 25% stake. Grupo Ahorro Corporación is the major shareholder of AFI, with a 50% stake.
The AC Desarrollo team is made up of professionals with proven skills
in investment management combined with valuable experience in various