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João Rodrigo Santos, Founding Partner

João is a Founding Partner of Atena Equity Partners.

Before founding Atena, João was a Partner at Explorer Investments, the leading independent Private Equity firm in Portugal, with ~€1.000M AuM. During the 6 years that he collaborated with Explorer, João has concluded several buyout and distressed buyout transactions and led, as a portfolio companies' board member, multiple reestructuring and internationalization processes.

Prior to Explorer, João was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (01-07) in Lisbon and New York - where he integrated the Private Equity team and performed business due diligences on several deals with an aggregate value of more than €10.000M.

João has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BSc from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.