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As the business relationship between the UK and Portugal evolves post-Brexit, the Chamber has created the Investors’ Circle, which introduces British investors to Portuguese SMEs and/or fast growing companies seeking fresh capital, new shareholders, a succession plan for family-owned businesses, or strategic alliances with British firms.
These Portuguese companies come from a wide variety of sectors, among them precision engineering, textiles, wine and food, manufacturing, furniture and home wares, and IT and fin tech, to name just a few.
Typically, these SMEs will have a turnover of Euros 1-5 million, although many will be larger.
(Please note that the Investors’ Circle does not cover real estate investments).
4030 Portuguese companies export to the UK annually – it is the country’s fourth biggest export market after Spain, France and Germany. 228 Portuguese companies export more than 50% of their production to the UK, meaning there is already a strong tradition of cross investment between the two countries.
The post Covid recovery process will naturally see Portuguese companies seeking outside investment. Similarly, the post Brexit process is leading many UK entrepreneurs to consider creating a European base for their businesses to bypass bureaucratic Brexit delays.
For UK business people, Portugal offers an attractive European base, due to its benevolent tax regime for individuals and companies and very appealing lifestyle.
In Portugal, the Chamber has access to several senior business contacts in the country’s leading banks, trade associations and business consultancies, many of whom are advising Portuguese business owners on how to attract new investors. A limited number of these contacts have been invited to join the Investors Circle, membership of which is by invitation only.
In the UK, the Chamber has assembled a database of British business brokers and consultants who represent investors wanting to buy into fast growing Portuguese businesses or established family businesses that are restructuring.
This exclusive Investors’ Circle, under the direction of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK, is where private UK investors can access potential (non real estate) business investments in their chosen sector(s) in Portugal, via tailored introductions to the right people.
If you are a Portuguese company and would like to join the Investors’ Circle, or if you are a British investor and would like to learn more, in the first instance please send an email to Christina Hippisley, the Chamber’s General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org