As business executive and prominent investment professional, Mr. Faus has led numerous transactions in Real Estate, Private Equity and Venture Capital mostly in Spain and Latin America.
In 2006 he founded Meridia Capital Partners, SGEIC, SA, one of leading investment fund management firms in Spain. Mr. Faus chairs the Board of Directors of Meridia Capital and all its Investment Committees. At present Merida Capital is managing Meridia II, Meridia III and Meridia IV in Real Estate and Meridia Private Equity I. In addition to this, Meridia supports the impact investing space as exclusive advisor to Franklin Templeton in Spain and Portugal for its pan-European Social Infrastructure Fund. It also participates in Aldea Ventures, a Barcelona-based venture capital investment platform focused on innovation economy in Europe.
Prior to founding Meridia Capital, between 2001 and 2006 Mr. Faus was CEO and minority shareholder of HOVISA, a real estate company based in Barcelona and owner of Hotel Arts (operated by Ritz-Carlton). He also acted as Iberian Managing Partner for Patron Capital from 2003 to 2006. Prior to his investment career, Mr. Faus worked as M&A lawyer.
Mr. Faus is a member of the Board of Directors of Indukern, a chemical and pharmaceutical group. Between 2010 and 2014 he also served as Director of Colonial, one of the largest publicly traded real estate companies in Spain.
At an institutional level, since 2019 he serves as President of Cercle d’Economia, a prominent civic association focused on economic, social and political progress. Between 2010 and 2015 he also served as Vice President at FC Barcelona.
Mr. Faus has won several awards including the 2002 Deal of the Year by the International Hotel Investment Forum and the SAHIC 2011 Award for Best Investor. Meridia Capital received the Southern Europe Firm of the Year PERE Award in 2016.
He is also an active business angel in the Spanish start up arena, having invested in various local innovative venture companies to date.
Mr. Faus is also involved in the academic sector, he is a member of the ESADE Alumni Executive Board and has collaborated with different professors at Harvard, IESE and ESADE Business Schools imparting case studies based on his own experience.
He received a Law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, a Masters in International Law from Georgetown University and an MBA from ESADE Business School.