Our investment themes have the search for greater wellbeing as a common axis.

Using a holistic vision, we cover all the levels of our needs as a society:

Sustainable infrastructure and natural capital

  • Renewable energies
  • Conventional energies
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Forest management

Industrial Transformation

  • Machinery and tools 
  • Agri-food industry
  • Transport of passengers and cargo
  • Refurbishments and retrofitting of homes

Wellbeing and health

  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Social and health services
  • Sustainable Leisure and Tourism

Renewable Energies

At Aurea we have been working for decades to accelerate the transformation of the traditional energy model towards one based on renewable sources. The energy transition will contribute to the resilience of the economy, and the sector is already in the midst of this process of change.

The energy industry must establish a clear roadmap for pricing, making prices more closely interconnected and bringing stability to the energy market.

The prospect of an integrated single European energy market would, in the near future, allow energy to be traded anywhere in the EU.

Fossil fuels and nuclear power will be replaced by wind and solar photovoltaics. The storage costs associated with this transition will require a Europe-wide investment of around 400 trillion euros.

Spain, the Texas of Europe

Renewables are already the present of this transition towards clean, long-lasting, cost-competitive and stable energy sources.

Spain offers enormous potential for renewable energy production. Its geographical and climatic characteristics give the country the highest irradiation in Europe, something that could provide the EU with greater independence by reducing the need for gas, coal and oil supplies.

Also, the figures forecast for 2025 in new renewable energy connections in Spain will require investments of around 60,000 million euros for solar photovoltaic energy and around 50,000 million euros for wind energy.

Through our management company ACIM, we have created the Aurea Renewable Energy Fund (ARE Fund) strategy, focused on investing in renewable energy in European countries. It has a portfolio of assets that optimises the risk-return ratio, allowing participants to obtain stable cash flows and thus contribute to the generation of an increasingly sustainable energy mix.

Sustainable Agriculture

The agriculture sector presents a major long-term investment opportunity, fuelled under the European Green Deal framework, which states that production should be profitable, guarantee food security and ensure a sustainable use of natural resources.

The agricultural sector, which has proven to be one of the economic pillars in Europe, still has great potential for improvement but needs a profound transformation that requires a high financing capacity and a more professional management to help production become efficient, profitable and sustainable.

Land ownership is highly fragmented, with farms being too small and lacking sufficient critical mass to be profitable, and with more than 50% of properties managed by farmers over 55 years of age, which hinders the necessary generational replacement, causing the abandonment of the rural population.

This demographic challenge is compounded by the need for modernisation in the sector, which requires major investment in technology, crops and new management tools to increase margins and become more competitive.

Investment in sustainable agriculture offers interesting opportunities in the long term, also generating a real positive impact.

At Aurea, we focus on two investment objectives:

1. Financial: acquiring a diversified portfolio of farms selected for their great potential for revaluation through the introduction of new crops, technology, and management optimisation. This is achieved by increasing productivity, achieving greater profitability, and ensuring long-term sustainability.

2. Social and environmental: on the one hand, contributing to the mitigation of the demographic exodus by promoting economic development in rural areas; on the other hand, aligning land management with the objectives defined in the EU’s “Biodiversity” and “Farm to Fork” strategies on the appropriate use of natural resources, organic production, pollinators, reforestation, and ecosystem protection.

The combined profitability of the land’s value appreciation, clearly uncorrelated with traditional financial assets and the economic cycle, together with the attractive returns expected from the exploitation of the land, offer a clear opportunity for a stable and resilient investment in the face of economic crises.

Industrial transformation

We focus on the industrial transformation of manufacturing SMEs.

 

The companies that make up our portfolio fit on the following profile:

  • manufacturers of consumer goods
  • pacesetters in their market segments
  • consolidated trajectories, but limited commercial development
  • little international presence
  • insufficient technological adaptation
  • strong need to modernise their management methods and advance in industrial transformation 

In Spain there are more than 120,000 small and medium-sized companies that fit the profile of our strategy.

These companies contribute to the Spanish economy:

61

of added value.

72

of jobs.

We pay attention, above all, to companies that manufacture and market products related to:

Home refurbishment and renovation

Fashion and textiles

Food and beverages

Beauty and wellness

Sports

Pets