Attalea Partners is a one-stop-shop ESG and Impact Investing strategic consultancy company, based in Spain. We were incorporated in 2019, and are UN PRI signatories since July 2019.
Our clients are mainly Private Equity, Private Debt and Infrastructure investors based in Spain, with footprint mainly in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.
We provide a full range of services across our client's investment process, from ESG strategic consultancy to helping their portfolio companies in the implementation of ESG actions.
Our team has an extensive track record in Private Equity, Project Finance and advising institutional clients in elaborating ESG strategy:
- Álvaro Molina (founding partner) has advised for 18 years institutional investors to take the best investment decisions from various perspectives. During the last 7 years, Alvaro advised institutional investors in the incorporation of responsible investment principles within their investment processes, working for Aon Hewitt as Head of Institutional Investor Business Development, and prior to this for Willis Towers Watson as Head of Responsible Investment in Spain. Alvaro knows well the Private Equity sector. He started his professional career as Analyst at PAI Partners, and then formed part of the Timón family office investment team, participating in the creation and management of its Private Equity investments.
- María Merry del Val (founding partner) has worked for 20 years for Private Equity and Infrastructure investors, focused on structured Finance (M&A, Leveraged and Project Finance). Maria has developed her career in investment banking, starting as Analyst at Goldman Sachs (M&A), followed by Iberdrola (M&A) and RBS (Private equity and Project Finance). Maria has also created two start-ups, 3coma3 and eVoltify. Since 2017, Maria engaged herself actively with the Impact Investing ecosystem in Spain which is still in its infancy. Through her collaboration with Codespa, an NGO based in Spain, she has contributed to Spain’s adherence to the Impact Investing GSG in June 2019.
Attalea's founding partners are convinced that an adequate management of extra-financial risks and opportunities are key to value generation.
Our vision is that the world's investment activity must incorporate sustainable and responsible investing criteria principles in order to be profitable in the long term.
Our mission is to help our clients achieve ESG integration by incorporating ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors within their investment decision process, actioning value-creation levers, improving risk management and generating long-term sustainable returns.
From inception, we understood that strategic advice to our financial clients is meaningless without supporting them with practical frameworks, tools and actions to incorporate ESG factors within their investment decision processes. This is why we have developed a full range of services, from transactional services, such as ESG Due Diligence, design of KPIs at fund and investee level, to technical services, such as environmental (carbon footprint measurement, environmental consultancy, energy efficiency, ), social (HR consultancy, social KPIs, social actions) and governance (compliance).
In order to provide best quality services, we have closed partnerships with an energy efficiency and environmental player and with social and governance experts. These partnerships allow us to guarantee the maximum level of service quality to our clients.