MAS Equity Partners (MEP)


MAS EQUITY PARTNERS is a pioneer private equity fund manager in Colombia, with more than 10 years of successful activity.

Backing VISIONARY ENTREPRENEURS through minority equity investments and effective field support.

STRATEGIC GUIDANCE based on best practices of corporate governance and management.

SUSTAINABLE VALUE CREATION through proprietary and proven methodology, "Building Blocks".

RESPECT, TRANSPARENCY & RECIPROCITY to build win-win long-term partnerships.


• PIONEERS in growth capital investments in Colombia, with more than 10 years of successful activity. Our companies have been recognized for their performance, innovation and leadership

• REGIONAL approach based on the expansion of successful Colombian companies abroad, through market development and M&A

• Support to VISIONARY ENTREPRENEURS with a high commitment and knowledge of their industry, through minority investments of capital and effective accompaniment in the field

• STRATEGIC ADDRESS based on the best practices of corporate governance and management. Active participation in the government and effective support to the management team

• CREATION OF SUSTAINABLE VALUE through our proven "Building Blocks" methodology.

• SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MODELS based on alignment of objectives and teamwork.

• RESPECT, TRANSPARENCY and RECIPROCITY always in the first place, to form long-term partnerships where everyone wins


3 Funds


12 Investments

Active Investments

6 Active

Realized Investments

6 Realized

• MEP portfolio companies have achieved, during the investment period:

Annual Growth
Annual Growth


Héctor Cateriano

Managing Partner & CEO

Patricio D'Apice

Managing Partner & CIO

Mauricio Gómez


Hernán Pérez De Brigard

Executive Advisor

Santiago López

In-house Counsel

Pablo Dominguez

Senior Associate

Francisco Correa

Senior Associate

Michael Papageorgiou


Andrés Gutiérrez


Maria Ximena Martínez


Joana Taboada

International Controller


Hubertus van der Vaart

Fondo I, II, III

Julio Manuel Ayerbe

Fondo I, II, III

Héctor Cateriano

Fondo I, II, III

Carlos Hugo Escobar

Fondo I, II

Marcelo Leon Dub

Fondo I, II

Patricio D’Apice

Fondo III

Hernán Pérez De Brigard

Fondo III



Medium size companies with high growth potential in dynamic industries


Seasoned management teams with a clear vision and discipline


Innovative business models with sustainable competitive advantages


Value building plans based on proprietary proven methodology, “Buidling Blocks”


Replication of successful business models in different markets and regions


Investment strategy oriented to regional expansion, leveraging on successful companies and management teams


Proactive participation in the decision making process, effectively influencing the direction of the business through best practices in corporate governance, strategic insight, on the ground management support, and a deep local network. Cross industry knowledge and experience at all corporate levels. Value building through a proven methodology that works at three levels:

Value Development

Unleashing of the company’s hidden, through the strengthening of the business fundamentals and decision making process

Value Building

Effective on-the-ground management support on strategy, management and processes

Value Replication

Optimization of the business model to allow for replication in other markets or regions

Corporate Governance

• Effective Board of Directors

• Focused advisory committees for the board and the management team

• Optimization of organizational structure

• Assessment of leadership and succession plans

Strategic Planning

• Strategy design and implementation monitoring

• Structured growth plans

• Organic and inorganic growth (M&A)

• Develoment of new business lines

• Expansion to other markets

• Consolidation, integration and replication

Management Support

• Business model review

• Active collaboration on management and commercial processes

• Enhacment of information and reporting systems

• Review of processes and controls

• Optimization of the capital structure

• Optimization of tax strategy

• Mergers and Acquisitions


• Inter company commercial developement

• Extensive banking relationships

• Relationship with top Colombian executives

• Access to government and regulatory entities

• Local market knowledge and intelligence

• Access to international networks


Europa América Laboratorios

Clinical Laboratory

2018 | Fondo MEF III

Rocsa Colombia

Distribution of Chemicals

2017 | Fondo MEF III


Dental Clinics

2015 | Fondo MCL

OPL Carga

Transport and Logistics

2014 | Fondo MCL

Grupo IGA

Restaurant Operator

2012 | Fondo MCL

TGT Gamas

Oil Services

2012 | Fondo MCL


Promotora Médica las Américas

Hospitals High Complexity

2013 - 2018 | Fondo MCL

Andres Carne de Res

Restaurant and Entertainment

2008 - 2017 | Fondo FTC


Health and Wellness

2007 - 2016 | Fondo FTC


Financial Services

2006 - 2013 | Fondo FTC

Infinite Herbs


2009 - 2013 | Fondo FTC


Oil Services

2009 - 2011 | Fondo FTC


Top Deal in Latin America


March 2018, Lavca

Most Succesful Industry Transaction Award


October 2017, ColCapital

Value Creation Recognition


October 2017, ColCapital

Business Impact Award


September 2014, ColCapital

Value Creation Recognition


September 2014, ColCapital


MAS Equity Partners invests in Europa America Laboratories

November 2018

MAS Equity Partners, through its private equity fund MAS Equity Fund III, closed an investment agreement with Europa América Laboratories (Eurolabs).

OPL Carga joins to Promigas to launch the first natural gas trucks

September 2018

The pilot project that sought to implement the use of vehicular natural gas in tractors in the country was a success.

MEP sells its participation in Promotora Médica Las Américas

September 2018

MAS Equity Partners, through its private equity fund MAS Colombia LATAM, sold to the Grupo Aúna, leader in the provision of health services in Peru.

MEP Recognized for Top Deal in Latin American Private Equity Awards

March 2018

The Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA) today announced the winners of the 2018 Latin American Private Equity Awards.

MEP together with Rocsa Colombia acquires 100% of Inproquim

January 2018

MAS Equity Partners through its private equity fund MAS Equity Fund III, has acquired a shareholding in Rocsa Colombia S.A

MEP obtains Award for the Most Successful Investment in the Industry

November 2017

Mas Equity Partners won the Most Successful Investment Award in the Industry with Grupo IGA, in the IV Gala of the Private Capital Fund Industry.

MEP creates new restaurant leader with Grupo IGA

April 2017

A new business group is consolidated in the gastronomic sector. It is the IGA Group, which arises from the union of Inmaculada Guadalupe

The power of Colombian boards of directors

March 2017

Julio Manuel Ayerbe and Carlos Hugo Escobar, highlighted by Colombian business digest Dinero, as models of good corporate governance.

New cargo railway operator is born, led by OPL Carga

November 2016

The National Agency of Infrastructure (ANI) confirmed that they are advancing work so that in 2017 regular start can be given to the operation of this broker

Clínica Las Américas one of the best health centers of Colombia

November 2016

According to an analysis of the Colombian Association of Clinics and Hospitals, in a sample of 146 institutions...

OPL Carga will build a port in Gamarra on the Magdalena River

September 2016

The Colombian logistics company OPL announced that they are completing the required designs for the construction of a port in Gamarra, on the Magdalena River.

MEP present in the ranking of the most valuable companies with three companies

September 2016

Kokoriko, Andrés Carne de Res and Bodytech, are three of the companies that are part of the history of MAS Equity Partners, and which are in the Ranking of the 50 Most Valuable Companies

MEP completes closing of its third fund

December 2015

MAS Equity Partners (MEP) completed the first closing of its third private equity fund in Colombia, MAS Equity Fund III, with the participation of local and international institutional investors.

New Investment in Sonria

December 2015

The fund MAS Colombia Latam closed its fifth and last investment in Sonría, a company Founded in 1992, Sonría is the leading chain of dental clinics in Colombia; has 78 clinics nationwide and 11 in Mexico.

MAS Equity Partners: 10 years in Colombia

September 2015

After 10 years of successful activity in Colombia, MAS Equity Partners (MEP) re-launches the firm, led by the pioneering team of SEAF Colombia and MAS SEAF Colombia

Why invest in Colombian companies?

September 2015

Meeting at the Country Club, the managers highlighted the economic factors with the greatest impact in 2015 and proposed the strategies to take advantage of opportunities in 2016.

MAS Equity Partners will invest in services companies

September 2015

"We are currently in a search for organizations with vision, to invest in their expansion. We are focused on the service industry.”

Kokoriko, a year of great expectation

April 2015

A good start to the year is the Grupo Conboca, which manages the brands of Kokoriko chicken restaurants and Mimo's ice cream. The company is growing above budget and the expectation of its manager, Juan Carlos Paba, is that sales could grow above 5%.

TGT Gamas launches new image and services

November 2014

TGT Gamas launched at the Expo Oil and Gas Colombia 2014 its new corporate image and an expanded range of services. With more than 30 years of services in Colombia, and a leader in continuous hydrocarbons registration services.

Business impact award for MEP’s investment in Bodytech

September 2014

For its management in Bodytech, the FTC Fund won the Business Impact Award granted by the Colombian Association of Private Capital Funds - ColCapital, within the framework of the First Gala of the Private Capital Fund Industry held on September 4.

Investment in OPL Carga

June 2014

The MAS Equity Partners team made a capital investment in OPL, a Colombian company leader in integrated logistics services. Since its founding in 2006, Organización OPL has positioned itself as one of the main and most important cargo transport companies in Colombia.

Sale of MEP’s fund participation in Refinancia

December 2013

The MAS Equity Partners team completed the total sale of the shareholding of the Transandino Colombia Fund in Refinancia S.A., a leading company in the purchase and management of overdue credit portfolios in Colombia, Peru and Mexico.

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