A commitment of excellence in business advisory and execution, delivering the next stage of your company's development

Durius Capital is involved in helping companies reach their full potential. Our investment in your business is more than just financial. When we commit to working with a client, we become partners and lend our full support behind their efforts to move their company forward. Contact us to learn more about our investment portfolio and latest success stories.

"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." John D. Rockefeller


Helping exceptional people

build and scale exceptional businesses

We aim to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and investors, between startups and large corporates and between you and the market.

  • Durius Capital was founded with the mission of providing the excellence of international advisory together with the flexibility and entrepreneurship of financial boutiques, delivering fast and sound solutions to clients.

  • We are driven to discover the most appealing opportunities, backing entrepreneurs to scale successfully, bridging the funding with investors for growth, structure viable business models or advise valuable acquisition, merge or exits solutions.

  • Created by entrepreneurs with vast business development and financial experience, Durius Capital offers exclusive and tailored transaction and capital advice to the best entrepreneurs and founders.

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value." Albert Einstein


A reliable partner in every sense: trust, commitment and experience driving excellence as an outcome


Durius Capital acts as a trusted partner to entrepreneurs and investors planning to grow by acquisition or sell their businesses to strive its development.

We offer buy and sell side mandate services, including deal structuring, identification of purchaser or acquisition targets and entire funding roadshows in the mid-market range.


Durius Capital offers thorough due diligence analysis, valuations and benchmarking services as part of its entire service offering.

Our Partner-led transaction services practice is committed to delivering the highest levels of responsiveness and promote regular, ongoing dialogue throughout every stage of the transaction cycle.


Durius Capital delivers passion and partnership, positioning top-notch professionals engaged in running and building the business.

Entrepreneurs who are highly experienced in leadership and management, who join a company to develop a very specific executive campaign for a fixed period of time and with pre-defined targets.

Rule n. 1: Never lose money. Rule n. 2: Never forget rule n. 1." Warren Buffett


Our core team

Pedro S. Sarmento

Managing Partner

Madrid, Spain

Pedro is a scale-up executive with an engineering background, with over 20 years' entrepreneurial experience and extensive transformation expertise. Advised on several scale-up greenfield projects across different industries, particularly focused on the Iberian market both in Data Value and Digital Transformation.

Significant international business exposure, having worked in Madrid, Lisbon, Luanda and London.

Outside the office, loves sailing, skiing, mentor & be mentored, and a good gastronomic experience.

Pedro holds a MBA and a BsC in Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics from Universidade de Lisboa.

Vasco Martins


Madrid, Spain

Vasco is an investment banker with over 10 years’ experience and extensive transaction expertise at Credit Suisse. Advised several transactions across different industries and geographies, particularly focused on the Iberian market both in M&A and Capital Markets, in excess of €6 billion.

Significant international business exposure, having worked in London, Madrid and Lisbon.

Sports enthusiast, passionate traveller and food lover.

Vasco holds a MSc in Finance and a BA in Management from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

"You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." Christopher Columbus


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Office in Madrid.

Calle Hortaleza, 108
28004 Madrid, Spain

Office in Lisboa.

Rua Sao Nicolau, 73
1100-548 Lisboa, Portugal