Real Assets managers

Aurea Capital Investment Management

What is ACIM? Our investment style

Aurea Capital Investment Management (ACIM), created in 2020 and 100% owned by Aurea Capital Partners, offers a range of investment strategies and funds for institutional and retail investors. 

We specialise in sustainable Real Assets management and impact investments, and our investment themes include  Sustainable Infrastructure, Natural Capital, Industrial Transformation, Health and Wellbeing. 

ACIM’s objective is to offer private and institutional investors sustained returns that are adjusted to risk according to the expectations of the company’s target sectors, thanks to our technical and financial capacity to develop, originate, invest, manage and disinvest.

Investment themes

ACIM invests in key themes for the transformation toward more sustainable economic and productive models:

Sustainable infrastructure and Natural Capital

Innovative transformation of the industrial production fabric

Innovative transformation in leisure, health and wellbeing

Our platform of investment vehicles offers closed funds in different formats under EU legislation, and is aimed at private investors as well as at family offices and institutional investors.

Renewable energies

Renewable energies are already the present when it comes to the transformation toward an energy model based on clean, durable and stable sources of energy in terms of supply and that are competitive when it comes to cost.

Investment in their rollout is necessary so that the EU can leave behind other, more contaminating sources and firmly advance toward the Energy Transition.

ACIM invests in renewable energies in European countries via the Aurea Renewable Energy Fund (ARE Fund)

The strategy counts on a portfolio of assets that optimizes the risk-return trade off, and which allows for stable cash flows and thus contributes to the generation of an ever-more sustainable energy mix.

Our investment proposal is based on acquiring brownfield and greenfield assets to produce energy and to mitigate the risk of price fluctuations in the energy market with a mixed strategy of PPA contracts with companies that are highly solvent and coverage in OMIP to achieve a mixed portfolio with a high-certainty cash flow.

Among the investment mandates carried out until now, the highlights include the acquisition, management and disinvestment of a portfolio of photovoltaic plants worth more than €200m to four key national and global investors, completing very demanding mandates with excellent performance results and in a period of under 5 years.

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.

ACIM invests in agricultural assets in EU countries via the Aurea Sustainable Agriculture Fund (ASAF)

The strategy has two investment approaches:

  1. Financial: through the acquisition of a diversified portfolio of land selected for their high revaluation potential through the introduction of new crops, technology and management optimisation in order to increase their productivity, achieve higher profitability and ensure their long-term sustainability.
  2. Social and environmental: contributing to mitigate the demographic exodus by promoting economic development in rural areas while aligning 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