We partner with owners, founders, and management teams to create leading brands and products that build value.

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Roncade partners with high potential companies throughout the consumer value chain. We collaborate with management teams who share our cultural values: integrity, accountability, humility, and mutual respect.

about us

We partner with owners, founders, and management teams to create leading brands and products that build value.

Roncade is a privately owned investment company with owners and investors from Europe, and the Middle East. Our mission is to partner with owners, founders, and management teams to create leading brands and companies that build value. Our core areas are investments in two different sectors: Brands and Renewable Energy  

For Roncade a great brand is a name given to a product and/or service such that it takes on an identity by itself. A brand differentiates a product from similar other products and enables it to charge a higher premium, in return for a clear identity and greater faith in its function. Roncade is always looking for companies who are creating a product that is not only beneficial to its customers, but also to the environment.

Renewable Energy investment is a type of environmental/socially responsible investment specifically relating to investments into companies focusing on renewable energy resources like wind, solar, biofuels, hydropower, and tidal power as well as the technology and systems relating to these sources. Renewable Energy investments are an important part of the future portfolio for Roncade.

Our broad range of expertise and targeted investment strategies is what makes us unique. Our investment team is comprised of former CEOs paired with long term investment professionals. Our senior teams quickly grasp the fundamentals of companies we consider, expeditiously complete due diligence, and serve as valuable teammates for the portfolio. Roncade acquiring primarily entrepreneur-led or family-owned European middle-market companies, both in the sector of brand-building and renewable energy. We collaborate with management teams who share our cultural values: integrity, accountability, humility, and mutual respect.

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our Team

Our People can make the difference

We have built Roncade with talented and diverse personnel who have meaningful operating and transaction experience. The investment teams are divided in two sectors:

Brands: A dedicated team that identifies long-term consumer trends. We try to look beyond those trends to identify market-leading businesses with strong growth potential. We support these businesses over an average of four to six years, using our expertise and network to help them sustainably improve operations and achieve their ambitions.

Renewable Energy: Roncade has a Team with considerable experience in the renewable energy sector. We invest exclusively in segments of renewable energy within companies that are environmental -and socially responsible. We like to partner up with companies where we believe our expertise and access to the unparalleled resources of Roncade can make an outsized impact on a company’s growth trajectory. We support these businesses over an average of three to five years, using our expertise and network.

Management

Mr. Sergio Sanchez Garcia

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Sergio Sanchez Garcia, attorney of law serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Roncade, and as a member of the board of directors. Mr. Sanchez Garcia is responsible for building and leading the senior executive team and setting the strategy and direction of the Company. Mr. Sergio Sanchez Garcia holds a postgraduate degree in law from the Instituto de Empresa Business in Madrid, Spain.

Email: ss@roncadeinvest.com







Mr. Claudinei Jesus Bonandin

Senior Advisor to the Board - Finance - Berlin - Germany

Mr. Claudinei J. Bonandin holds an MBA graduate in Accounting, with emphasis in systems analysis. He is a former Corporate/ Finance / CFO. Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, and intermediate in Italian and German. Mr. Bonandin has a solid career both national and international in the areas of Strategic Planning, Finances, Taxes, Treasury, Audit, Accounting, Financial Controllership, and Development of New Products. He has huge experience from larger global companies with a focus on business -and improving results through implementing best practices in companies such as Honeywell, ISS Service System, and the Jose Alves S.A Group. Mr. Bonandin has in his successful career worked with M & A´s, shareholder negotiations, tax incentives with governments, SAP implementation, tax planning and recovery, due diligences, cost reduction, margin expansion and negotiation of larger contracts. Proven track record in implementing best practices in management, zero-based budgeting, goal setting and management by the guidelines, as well as team development and training with more than 100 employees in the areas of financial and economic controllability, accounting, accounts payable and receive, insurance and treasury.

Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German

For direct contact with Mr. Claudinei Jesus Bonandin, please contact us by email: post@roncadeinvest.com




Mr. Josef Meyer

Senior Advisor to the Board - Mergers and acquisitions - Munich Germany

Mr. Josef Meyer serves as a senior advisor within the sector of Mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Meyer holds a degree as an Economical Engineer (Diplom Wirtschaftsingenieur (FH) from the University of Polytechnics in Munich, Germany. Mr. Meyer has throughout his professional career, worked as an active investor in various venture companies. He has as well worked as an advisor within IT and SAP-services for companies such as BMW, Lufthansa and Saudi Arabian Airlines. Mr. Meyer has extensive international work experience from countries such as Germany, New Zealand, Brazil and Saudi Arabia,

Languages: German, English, Portuguese

For direct contact with Mr. Josef Meyer, please contact us by email: post@roncadeinvest.com

Mr. Salvatore Vara

Senior Advisor to the Board - Mergers and acquisitions - Madrid Spain

Mr. Vara holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Zurich in Switzerland, as well as a master’s in theology. He has extensive experience as an investor, managing partner, director, and international derivative broker. Among other things, he was the founder of Studer, Vara & Partner, where Vara was the lead strategist for futures trading and hedging for precious metal. He was the lead in the purchase of goldmines involving larger Zurich based banks. Mr. Vara works as an active certified derivative broker on the international exchanges and is therefore a huge resource for Roncade as his analyses are highly valued. Mr. Vara has extensive experience in several M&A´s, new bond issues, funding & sourcing for larger corporations, and within renewable energy.

Languages: German, Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Email: For direct contact with Mr. Salvatore Vara, please contact us by email: post@roncadeinvest.com

Mr. Ragnar Ottosen

Senior Advisor to the Board - Renewable Energy - Oslo Norway

Mr. Ottosen has in the last years developed several companies and concepts within the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency and acted as advisor on strategies for reduction of CO2 emissions and efficient measures for reduction of carbon footprint. He has extensive experience as CEO and Board member of energy and commodity trading, brokering and consulting companies in several countries and with the rules and regulation of financial authorities in Europe and USA. Mr. Ottosen holds a Master Degree in Economics (Cand. Polit.) from Bergen University, Norway. He worked with energy market issues and project development since 1983, as Executive Officer in the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and later as advisor for ministries and energy companies. Co-founder and CEO of the SKM Group and developed the company to become the largest European OTC broker in electricity contracts. Experience as Chairman of the board in several investment companies and investment funds regulated by financial authorities. Mr. Ottosen also serves at the Chairman of the board in the company Nordic Life Holding where Roncade is the majority owner.

Languages: Norwegian, English

For direct contact with Mr. Ragnar Ottosen, please contact us by email: post@roncadeinvest.com





Mr. Kjetil Torper

Senior Advisor to the Board - Mergers and acquisitions - Oslo - Norway

Mr. Torper works as the CEO in the company Nordic Life water where Roncade is one of the major investors. He is educated from the University of Law in Oslo, Norway. Mr. Torper has extensive international experience from Scandinavia, Brazil, UK, Spain, and GCC. He has worked successfully as an advisor in several 100 million+ USD transactions in both Europe, GCC and South America. Mr. Torper has carried out as advisor in international transactions concerning renewable energy, natural recourses, and retail. Mr. Torper has also successfully worked as advisor in several start-up companies globally.

Languages: Norwegian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, German

For direct contact with Mr. Torper, please contact us by email: post@roncadeinvest.com

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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Social Responsibility in our Investments

As a private investment company, Roncade are uniquely positioned to make a positive impact through investments.

We in Roncade are always seeking a better approach – from better social responsible investments – to our people and the communities we serve. A good company challenges the status quo; a great company changes it for the better.

Since the founding of Roncade, Environmental, Social and Governance principles have been integral to the corporate’s strategy. We are committed to responsible investing practices and incorporate them into everything we do.

Social Responsibility – Renewable Energy

Renewable energy investment is a type of environmental/socially responsible investment specifically relating to investments into companies focusing on renewable energy resources like wind, solar, biofuels, hydropower and tidal power as well as the technology and systems relating to these sources. Renewable energy investments are an important part of the future portfolio of Roncade.

Our approach to environmental sustainability focuses on measurable operational interventions to reduce resource usage across our portfolio and investments in large-scale renewable energy opportunities around the world. We have a responsibility to leave the world a better place for future generations.

Social Responsibility – Brands

Our approach is to invest into brands and companies that focus to reduce their environmental footprint by acting in human rights and environmental causes. Companies that is aimed to help improve the life of their employees or creating a product that is not only beneficial to its customers, but also to the environment. With the experience of our team in Roncade we partner up with our investments to set guidelines to increase product quality, social and economic responsibility, and environmental management.

Our Portfolio

The coronavirus has changed strategies and forecasts for several investment companies, also for Roncade. When the pandemic hit Europe earlier this year the key priority for Roncade was ensuring liquidity was available for our investments.

Since the pandemic, Roncade has started working intensively on changing parts of its portfolio and has carried out several new transactions and investments. Roncade will update in detail during March 2021 about which companies Roncade has invested in. We experience that the market has had several attractive cases, that after careful consideration, Roncade has now invested.

Contact US

Roncade Inversiones SL
Glorieta de Cuatro Caminos, 6
28020 Madrid
Spain
Email: post@roncadeinvest.com