We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs, from search & acquisition through all phases of growth
We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs, from search & acquisition through all phases of growth

We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs, from search & acquisition through all phases of growth

Global scale

Investing globally, with focus on the US, Europe and LatAm

True partnership

Hands-on approach, providing clear guidance and support

Conference Room at ALZA’s office

About us

Leading international private equity firm specialized in Search Fund investments

Unique experience as successful Search Fund entrepreneurs and investors

Learn about our story

Portfolio

Solid high-growth companies led by talented entrepreneurs

See our Operating Companies and Search Funds

15

Operating
Companies

8

Different
industries

+ 3,000

Employees
in our portfolio

The Skin Center

Healthcare – United States

Capin Vyborny

Business Services – United States

Cristalware

Technology – Spain

International Assembly Inc

Business Services – United States

IPM Montessori

Education – Mexico

Dooblo

Technology – Israel

2019

Rentandes

Financial Services – Colombia

Frenkit

Industrial – Spain

2019

Merchant Capital Source

Financial Services – United States

Clinicos

Healthcare – Colombia

Servnet

Telecom – Mexico

2018

Infosel

Technology – Mexico

Mapex

Technology – Spain

2018

Travelmax

Business Services – United States

IS Entrega

Logistics – Brazil

The Skin Center

Healthcare – United States

Capin Vyborny

Business Services – United States

Cristalware

Technology – Spain

International Assembly Inc

Business Services – United States

IPM Montessori

Education – Mexico

Dooblo

Technology – Israel

2019

Rentandes

Financial Services – Colombia

Frenkit

Industrial – Spain

2019

Merchant Capital Source

Financial Services – United States

Clinicos

Healthcare – Colombia

Servnet

Telecom – Mexico

2018

Infosel

Technology – Mexico

Mapex

Technology – Spain

2018

Travelmax

Business Services – United States

IS Entrega

Logistics – Brazil

Our approach

The Search Fund is a proven model to become a transformational CEO

The asset class allows a group of investors to financially support an entrepreneur’s efforts to source, acquire and grow a profitable company

Discover the search fund model

Fundraise

Is a Search Fund the right path for me?

Search

How do I find the right company?

Acquire

What is required to execute a transaction?

Grow

How can I generate value for shareholders?

Exit

When is the right time to start a divestment process?

Our team

Committed to help our entrepreneurs drive lasting impact

Our team has vast investment and management experience on every phase of the business, including fundraising, sourcing, financial analysis, M&A, and board advisory

Know our team
Guillermo Zambrano
Biography

Guillermo is the co-founder of ALZA Capital Partners. He is a former Search Fund entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the Search Fund industry in Mexico and Latin America. Guillermo has ample experience in strategic, operational and investment-related roles.

Guillermo Zambrano

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Angel Alvarez
Biography

Angel is the co-founder of ALZA Capital Partners. He is a former Search Fund entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the Search Fund industry in Mexico and Latin America. Angel has extensive experience in private equity, M&A and investment-related roles.

Angel Alvarez

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

'“ALZA was one of the most supportive investors during my search, acquisition, and now in the operating company as a Board member. My experience with ALZA is a good reminder of why I wanted to become a searcher-to achieve my dream of being a CEO supported by strong mentors who cared about me.”

Jean-Paul Destarac, Chief Executive Officer at Capin Vyborny

"ALZA’s partnership has been critical to accelerating my search – offering best practices, pattern recognition, and long term alignment in our views. They push me to think about and anticipate blind spots in the search process which is fundamental to maximizing time."

Andro Rodriguez, Founder & President at Armour House

"I specifically sought out ALZA as an investor in my search fund because I valued their experience as entrepreneurs who had successfully utilized the search fund model themselves. I knew they could walk with me through the journey of entrepreneurship through acquisition and be a valuable and practical partner."

Eddy Zakes, Founder & CEO at Crosswalk Capital

"From the beginning, ALZA Capital has been an invaluable companion in my search, fully supporting me with my activities and questions and providing invaluable insights that only seasoned investors would have. I feel lucky to be partnering with them."

Toby Sacchi, Managing Partner at CS Investimenti

"It has been invaluable to have such highly collaborative and thoughtful partners. The team always provides quick and insightful  recommendations, enabling me to be more efficient in my search for a great company."

Naim Abdullah, Managing Partner at RiverRun Capital

"ALZA has been an incredible partner to my search. The team's deep LatAm knowledge combined with their search fund experience provide focused advice leveraging the decision process."

Anna Moreira, Managing Partner at Oca Capital