November 15 19


Sherpa Capital strengthens Ferreira de Sá Tapestries

A European leader in the luxury segment, with more than 80% of its sales being made abroad, Tapeçarias Ferreira de Sá wants to reinforce its product range and production capacity in order to further grow the company’s international vocation. To reach that goal, the company has just reinforced itself with an investment from the Sherpa Capital fund, which will allow the founding family to maintain a minority position in the company’s management.

Boosting growth through new investments is the main reason behind the Spanish fund’s investment in the company, which was born in Silvalde, Espinho, in 1946, as a small family business, and quickly evolved into a large-scale organization.

This is the first direct investment made outside Spain by Sherpa Capital, a private equity focused on midsize companies with 250 million euros in assets.

For Fernanda Barbosa, Ferreira de Sá CEO, “the arrival of Sherpa Capital to our company reinforces our international growth project and further consolidates our position as the European leader in the manufacturing of luxury carpets”.

According to Sherpa Capital partner Lars Becker, “this investment will strengthen Ferreira de Sá’s position in the market. We want to reinforce the company’s competitive advantages, such as product quality and service speed”.