(A): How do you make sure your services align with the latest industry trends? What is the biggest problem you want to help solve through your products and services?
(Á Á): “I usually tend to focus more on the present and the future than to look back. Similarly, Aglaia Capital’s focus lies in two main areas. First, on the advisory Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity, converging selected niche funds and investors, off-market deals, mainly in Europe, selectively in other geographies, specialized in Financing structures, Hotels, Real Estate, and Fintech, Blockchain, and Digital Assets. Overall, financing structures for Real Estate and Corporates, as well as off-market deals on Hotels, or Real Estate and Distressed Assets have been our core activity, which we are continually adapting according to the situations, and demands of the investors and sponsors. New technologies and digitalization are shaping the evolution of the financial sector, transforming also our industry, and I have incorporated digital assets in our offering. Second, we are focused on a Venture Capital business for early-stage Fintech Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) projects, empowering the foundations of a new financial infrastructure that we consider being the engine for the natural evolvement of the Financial Industry and Capital Markets. Besides, we offer Aglaia Capital Club, an Investment Club with services for Investors.”
(A): As a female leader in an industry dominated by male professionals, what were the most defining moments in your journey? Is there any specific advice or ‘success secrets’ you would like to share with the aspiring women behind you striving to reach their goals?
(Á Á): “I have had many defining moments in my professional career, that brought me discoveries, and, at the same time, led me closer to my essence. All of them, and some wonderful people with who I shared that journey form pieces of my growing process, and of what I am now. The main challenge and advice for a generation of women behind mine maybe just “be”, without looking back to past stereotypes. As for the success secrets that I have acquired, I think that a good dose of authenticity, passion, honesty, as well as vision, determination, resilience, and creativity, has helped me in my vital growth. To sum up, following my instincts, flexibility, vision, and purpose have been my main tools to overcome any challenges faced on the way.”