About Dif Capital

Dif Capital is the area dedicated to corporate solutions of Dif Broker. Here we provide financial intermediation services and capital raising solutions. We support our customers in an execution only regime, as intermediary for placement of financial assets (equity and debt), and support in raising private capital for expansion of activity to new segments or new geographic areas.

The work carried out by DIF Capital covers various sectors holding interests in opportunities in the domestic and international markets market. Our dedicated team consists of partners with high experience in the sector and we are prepared to deliver a value proposition for companies in the public or private sector wishing to access our services. We combine our principles of conduct to our delivery in achieving the objectives of our clients.

Senior partners at Dif Capital:

Frederico Castro Santos

Frederico Castro Santos, Managing Partner, joined DIF Capital in January 2015 and has more than 7 years experience in Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays Bank and CEFG (China Europe Financial Group) in Singapore. Frederico has a wide experience developing and implementing structured asset solutions as well as liability transactions with Corporate Clients, furthermore he has been involved in cross border capital raising for Real Estate development projects and joint venture creation with an emphasis in the South East Asia market. Frederico, has also collaborated in several consulting projects with "Information Service Industry".

Frederico holds a BA in Economics from NOVA School of Business and Economics and is a level III CFA Candidate. He has attended several courses in other areas of interest such has programming, option valuation and macro economic topics.

Luís Tavares Bravo

Luis Tavares Bravo, Managing Partner, joined DIF Capital in March 2015 and is working capital raising opportunities global wide. Luis as a previous solid experience of 15 years in banking working both sell side and buy side, first as head for the Iberian Macro and Equity Strategy Research at Barclays, and managing the client desk working at Sales Trading and running private bank multiasset non-discretionary portfolios for global markets at Barclays Wealth in Lisbon. Luis earned a BA degree in economics from Superior Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Technical University of Lisbon (ISEG/UTL) and a Post-graduate course in Financial Markets, at the Centre of Superior Studies for Markets and Financial Assets (CEMAF/ISCTE).