Phoenix Rise Capital

Search Fund

Phoenix Rise Capital is a Search Fund that aims to locate, acquire, and manage a SME with a track record of profitability and growth that its owners want to sell due to succession or other reasons.

Javier Ignacio López y Fran Saenz de Santamaría are the founders of Phoenix Rise Capital. In addition to forming a very comprehensive multidisciplinary team, they have the support of 15 experienced investors, among which Arada Capital Partners is included.



Javier has nine years of experience in Investment Banking, Equity Research, and Private Equity. He has a degree in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina, a Master’s in Finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and an MBA from IE Business School.

Fran has worked in the real estate sector in Madrid and London. He holds a degree in Building Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, a Master’s in Rehabilitation and Valuation of Buildings from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and an MBA from IE Business School.