Javier Rigau, the co-founder of Spanish private equity firm Abac Capital, has died at the age of 41 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Ger (Baja Cerdaña).
He was the youngest partner of Abac, which he set up with his partners and colleagues Oriol Pinya and Borja Martínez de la Rosa in 2014.
Prior to founding Abac Capital, Rigau was a principal at Apax Partners, where he spent more than 12 years.
He had studied at Harvard Business School, Esade, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
In 2015, Abac Capital closed its Abac Solutions fund closed with commitments in excess of €320 million to invest in Spanish medium-sized companies.
Abac Solutions has invested in eight companies: Metalcaucho, Figueras Group, PronoKal Group, Plating Brap, Beer & Food, Motocard.com, Grupo Agroponiente and Isolana.