Gesventure, S.A. provides strategic and financial consulting services in small and medium-sized operations, offering solutions suited to the company’s several development stages


Since 2000, Gesventure is certified by APCER with the ISO 9001 standard

We advise strategically and financially our clients

Gesventure, S.A. was founded in 1999 by the joint initiative of Francisco Banha and Chausson Finance, one of the main operators specialized in capital raising. We specialize in providing strategic and financial advising in small and medium dimension operations, offering suited solutions to companies’ several development stages both in the national and international markets.

At the same time, Gesventure was in the origin of the first Business Angels Club (a member of EBAN – European Business Angels Network) and then in the establishment of FNABA – Federação Nacional das Associações de Business Angels [National Federation of Business Angels Associations]. Gesventure has been promoting the partnership between Entrepreneurs, Business Angels, and Institutional Investors aiming to finance and developing innovative and high growth potential projects.

Our Operating areas

Throughout these two decades, Gesventure has supported and advised entrepreneurs and SMEs at different levels:

Raising capital – establishment of financing operations – close to financial and strategic investors in the stages of Seed-capital, Start-up, Development Capital and Management buy-out and buy-in

Strategic Advising – these interventions can be before fundraising or M&A operations – in the strategic consulting and financial advising (preparing Business Plans), reorganizations and restructurings, and evaluations

Corporate Finance

  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) focusing in small and medium transactions in the Domestic and International Market – supporting buying and selling processes of family businesses, advising to industrial groups in selling assets and non-strategic businesses
  • Medium dimension Cross-Border Operations focusing on advising strategic and financial investors in the acquisition of Portuguese companies and Portuguese clients in selling assets to foreign investors or in buying assets or companies abroad (international expansion)
  • Francisco Banha – Chairman e CEO
  • Christophe Chausson – Partner
  • Sérgio Póvoas – Partner & Managing Director
  • Carla Dias Coelho – Partner & Legal Department Director
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