“ASCRI is the association that brings together Venture Capital & Private Equity firms in Spain, as well as their investors, including insurance companies and pension funds. The members of ASCRI make mid- to long-term investments in unlisted companies, from start ups to consolidated companies, providing not only stable financing through equity, but also innovation and management support.
The Association’s mission is to connect the players in the industry in Spain, representing their interests before the Government, media and public opinion, both nationally and internationally, through alliances and synergies in Europe and Latin America. Its objectives include establishing an appropriate regulatory framework for the sector and communicating the positive impact of its activities on the industrial fabric and job creation.
As a participant in the UN Global Compact, one of ASCRI’s main objectives is to promote the sustainability of its members and their investee companies. ASCRI also aims to promote professional development through training programs and to actively raise awareness through the publication of statistical reports and economic and social impact studies, which show the added value contributed by this sector.”
We are Ascri
Equity Association (ASCRI) was born in 1986. Nowadays, it comprises almost 100 national and international Venture Capital & Private Equity firms, almost 90 service providers and 14 institutional investors, spreading and ensuring the professional standards among its members: transparency, good governance and best practice.
Nowadays ASCRI has 140 full members, who represent approximately the 90% of the Private Equity companies located in Spain. The association also includes 75 associated members and 12 institutional investors in Spain.
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At ASCRI we work for the economic and social progress of the companies participated by our Venture Capital & Private Equity funds and the economy as a whole, always having as our objective the defense of nature, justice and commitment to society. All this framed in our ESG-ODS application policy, an essential part of the Association and the Private Capital sector. ASCRI belongs to the Spanish Network of the Global Compact – United Nations Global Compact.
Impact investments are a determining factor in our activity. Proof of this are:
- The recently created ASCRI awards that we grant to the best sustainability policies applied to an investee company.
- The presence and active participation in the Madrid Climate Summit 2019.
- The Responsible Investment Guide with PwC.
- Organization of webinars on sustainability and diversity.
- Study on diversity and female presence in the VC&PE industry.
- Collaboration with Level20, an Association located in the United Kingdom that promotes the presence of women managers in the sector.
- Celebration of the “ASCRI Climate Week”.
- Collaboration periodically with the Food Bank.
- Creation of a Sustainability Committee
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Nowadays ASCRI has 120 full members, who represent approximately the 90% of the Private Equity companies located in Spain. The association also includes 75 associated members and 12 institutional investors in Spain.