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Our Team
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Combining extensive expertise across various fields, our 4 founding partners have held top management positions in first-tier entities such as Credit Suisse, Société Generale, Galp, and EDP.

Leadership Team

André Ribeiro

André Ribeiro

CEO & Founding Partner

andre.ribeiro@aimtoinvest.com

Seasoned Professional with top level international experience in Banking, Energy and Private Equity. Participated in some of Portugal’s largest capital markets transactions, led a $12bn turnover business at Galp and originated, structured and executed several Private Equity deals in different sectors. As an entrepreneur, André has developed unique real estate projects including the Dune House featured in the Netflix series "World’s Most Extraordinary Homes". A skilful managing directing holding a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon.

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Francisco Sottomayor

CIO & Founding Partner

francisco.sottomayor@aimtoinvest.com

Highly experienced Managing Director in the financial services industry, boasting a comprehensive track record in Capital Markets, Financial Structuring, Corporate Finance, and M&A. With an extensive career path involving reputable financial institutions including Société Général, Crédit Suisse, Citi Group, BPI and AXIA Ventures Group, Francisco is also an astute entrepreneur, actively investing in Technology and Real Assets, such as Forestry. A graduate of NOVA School of Business and Economics and Harvard Business School program participant.

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José Saldanha Bento

José Saldanha Bento

Founding Partner

saldanha.bento@aimtoinvest.com

With a vast experience in the corporate world and Public Sector, José has held top managerial positions in the largest Portuguese Corporates in Energy, Renewables and Infrastructure sectors. Highly skilled in project management, deal negotiation and execution, José has served in the Public Sector having been, among other positions, Head of the Portuguese Institute for Tourism and Chief of Staff for the Vice-Prime Minister and the Minister of Economy. Holds two Law Degrees from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Faculdade de Direito in Lisbon.

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João Brito

Founding Partner

joao.brito@aimtoinvest.com

Highly experienced professional with a focus on Private Equity and Energy. Combining a vast international management experience with exceptional deal execution skills, João has negotiated, executed and managed investments in Energy, FMCG, Logistics, Real Estate and Education. Holds a Master’s Degree in Economics by Lisbon School of Economics and Management and has attended management and leadership programs from Nova SBE in Lisbon and INSEAD in Fontainebleau.

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Fellow Team Members

João Salgado Regra

João Salgado Regra

Director l Asset Management Division

joao.regra@aimtoinvest.com

Highly skilled professional with 10 years of expertise in financial advisory services including Corporate Finance/M&A and Structured & Acquisition Finance. Focused on banking, asset management, construction and automotive in Iberia, Mozambique and Angola, João holds a Master's Degree in Management from Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon) and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Insper (São Paulo).

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Liliana Neves

Liliana Neves

Compliance Officer

liliana.neves@aimtoinvest.com

Highly skilled Compliance Specialist with extensive knowledge of Portuguese and European Financial Services Regulatory Law, complemented by a strong legal background. Boasting over 10 years of experience in the banking industry, Liliana’s educational background includes a Law Degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, a Post-Graduation Degree in Tax Law from Lisbon’s Faculty of Law, an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program from Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon and a Harvard Business School’s program.

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Maria Abreu Lima

Maria Abreu Lima

Office Manager & Compliance Specialist

maria.lima@aimtoinvest.com

Seasoned office manager with a decade-long background in the private equity industry, overseeing day-to-day office operations including KYC and liaising with lawyers, transfer agents, or auditors from Portugal, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Mauritius, and Mozambique. Prior to this, Maria accumulated 20 years of valuable experience in the insurance sector. She boasts a proven track record of managing complex tasks and consistently delivering exceptional results within a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

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AIMTOINVEST CAPITAL PARTNERS, SGOIC, S.A. is an Asset Management company registered in the Commercial Registry Office under the registration number 517029448.