Portfolio

AKANA expertise spreads across several sectors.

2019

MARESA + MARTÍN E HIJOS

Type of investment: AKANA has acquired a very relevant stake into the new Group, assuming the Executive Presidency of the Board of Directors and having a leading role on the Investment Committee.

AKANA Capital has led the integration process of MARESA (Marítimas Reunidas SA ) and Martín e Hijos to create a large logistics service operator in our country, taking a relevant stake in the resulting group.

The partnership with Akana in the capital contributes to the project the experience of its partners in the management of this type of mergers, as well as the financial resources to boost the development of the new group and reach a dimension that allows it to accelerate growth in a sustained manner.

This creates a logistics group with global revenues of more than 35 million euros per year, over 300 workers and the support of more than 100 external partners, 30,000 square meters of logistics capacity in the main industrial hubs of our country , and more than 300 semi-light and heavy vehicles, largely suitable for temperature-controlled transport.

The new logistic group develops its activity of international forwarding, transits and customs management, paletería and industrial parcel, as well as integral logistics in Madrid, Catalonia, Levante, Andalucía, Ceuta, Melilla, Canary Islands and Balearic Islands.

Juan José Andrés, one of the founding partners of Akana Capital has been appointed as Chairman of the new group. Mr. Andrés has extensive experience in multinational companies in the services, transport and logistics industries.

2017

SKYHOUR

Type of investment: Seed capital investment .
Skyhour is the gifting platform that inspires you to give & receive flight hours that can be used by anyone, anywhere, on over 350 airlines.
With a boost from JetBlue Technology Ventures, the Skyhour app is an instant change in how we transact air travel.
Founded in 2016, Skyhour offers a seamless and smart way to gift flights – one skyhour represents one hour in the sky, at a fixed cost of only $60 per hour. All skyhour recipients have complete freedom to book their flight on one of 350 international and domestic airlines directly through the app or web site. By enabling and encouraging people to give one another the power to fly, Skyhour inspires people to gift what’s possible and celebrate what moves people to get there.
Skyhour selected Akana as partners recognising Akana’s profound knowledge of the aviation industry, its pragmatic approach and quick decision making.

2017

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MONUMENT TRACKER

Type of investment: substantial minority investment with a permanent “seat” at the company’s Board of Directors and Strategic Committee.

MOT developed Guidea as a unique APP in the “travel companion” space. The company operates three different verticals: Airports, Telecom Operators and Cities & Local Authorities, all in a B2B2C business model with a tailor-made APP through a “white label” concept.

The company has implemented the brand new APP of AdP in all its 3 French Airports, it’s working with a number of municipalities and museums in France & Italy and has also secured deals with telecom operators.

Guidea is in essence an “e-concierge” APP Platform, able to cover all the needs of the Airports, Cities and Telecomms and additionally have some unique features such us superior geofencing, AI engine, incorporate some 150.000 activities in 200 global destinations and some 20.000 “proprietary” cultural articles.

Akana has actively cooperated with MOT to establish and develop the APP Platform and the relationship with a number of key stakeholders within the airport / aviation space. Through Akana’s active participation the company has been invited to participate in a number of tenders and projects concerning Airport APPs for large airports / airport groups.

AKANA expertise spreads across several sectors.

Consumer Products & Retail

Industrial

Support Services

Transportation & Logistics