Alia Capital Partners Enters Ecija

Ecija has announced a significant development: Alia Capital Partners is joining its capital structure. This strategic move, will see the private equity acquire a minority stake in the law firm, injecting substantial capital. The financial details of the investment have not been disclosed, but the majority ownership remains firmly with the existing partners.

Hugo Écija, the founder of the firm, will continue to lead as Executive Chairman, ensuring continuity in leadership. Pablo Jiménez de Parga will serve as Vice President, while Alejandro Touriño will remain as Managing Partner. This leadership team is set to guide the firm towards ambitious future goals.

Strategic Growth and Innovation

The infusion of capital from Alia Capital Partners is poised to accelerate Ecija’s strategic plan. The firm aims to consolidate and expand its business across Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, with a projected revenue target of €150 million by 2028. For 2024, Ecija expects to surpass €100 million in revenue, demonstrating strong growth and market presence.

Recognized by the Financial Times in 2022 as the most innovative firm in continental Europe, the law firm is committed to leveraging this investment to further enhance its technological capabilities. The firm plans to develop proprietary technological solutions, open new offices in Spain and abroad, and recruit new partners and teams, adding to the more than 20 new partners anticipated in 2024.

The entry of Alia Capital Partners marks a pivotal moment for Ecija, reinforcing its strategic vision and commitment to innovation. With sustained leadership and fresh capital, Ecija is well-positioned to continue its trajectory of growth and excellence in the legal sector.

Alia Capital has retained PKF Attest as legal, tax, labour and financial due diligence advisor, and Main Legal as legal advisor in the transaction.

mercedes.galan@lcpublishinggroup.com

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