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30 August, 2023

Martínez Nieto S.A. reaches an agreement with Magnum Capital to strengthen its growth

  • Martínez Nieto S.A. is a leading Spanish laboratory in the development of natural-based dietary supplements and cosmetics
  • The investment fund's entry into the shareholding of the Spanish nutraceutical company strengthens expansion and growth plans
  • The founding family will continue to be involved in the project after Magnum Capital's entry


Martínez Nieto S.A., a specialist Spanish laboratory in the manufacture and commercialization of dietary supplements, natural cosmetics, sports nutrition, essential oils, and healthy food, has reached an agreement with the investment fund Magnum Capital for their entry into the company's shareholding. The Martínez Nieto family, the company's founders, will continue to be involved in the project.

From its headquarters in Los Camachos (Cartagena), Martínez Nieto S.A. markets its products in nearly 70 countries worldwide, both under the MARNYS brand and by manufacturing products jointly developed with international clients. To do this, Martínez Nieto has one of the most advanced production facilities in Europe, expanded in 2021, with a total area of 23,500 m2.

Currently, the Martínez Nieto S.A. range includes over 400 nutraceutical and cosmetic references, based on the most advanced production technology on the market, scientific rigor, and the highest quality standards in the raw materials used. All of this to offer natural, effective products for over 55 years, with a firm commitment to research, innovation, social responsibility, and respect for the environment.

Magnum Capital's entry will allow facing new challenges and continuing the commitment to innovation, quality, and international expansion.

According to Roberto Martínez, CEO of Martínez Nieto S.A., "we believe that Magnum Capital, a fund of recognized prestige and proven experience, is the perfect partner to accelerate the national and international growth of our company. Combining the knowledge and experience of both companies will make us much more competitive and allow us to achieve very relevant goals."

According to Alberto Bermejo, partner at Magnum Industrial Partners, "we are delighted to be part of a company that has experienced significant growth in the nutraceutical sector (nutritional and functional supplements based on natural ingredients), demonstrating its ability to lead the market. We will bring all our experience and knowledge to continue adding successes."

With this operation, Magnum completes the seventh investment of its Magnum Capital III fund, following operations in Digitalent, Metrodora Education, Apices, Probelte, Sunmedia, and Grupo Fernando Corral.

Natixis Partners acted as M&A advisor to Martínez Nieto, S.A., along with Roland Berger (commercial), Bird&Bird (legal), and KPMG (financial). Magnum was advised by BCG (commercial), Herbert Smith Freehills (legal), and PWC (financial and fiscal).

About Martínez Nieto, S.A.

Martínez Nieto, S.A. is a Spanish laboratory specialized in the manufacturing and commercialization of dietary supplements, natural cosmetics, sports nutrition, essential oils, and healthy food. Since its foundation in 1968, the company has a renowned international trajectory and a portfolio of over 400 products. Its commitment to quality is endorsed by the most demanding entities in the world, with certifications such as GMP, ISO, or IFS, allowing the commercialization of the product range in more than 70 countries.

Martínez Nieto, S.A. has a team of over 200 employees committed to the development of natural products of the highest quality and efficacy.


About Magnum Capital

Magnum Capital, founded in 2006, is one of the leading private equity firms in the Iberian Peninsula. Since then, it has carried out 26 direct investments with a total amount of over 1.4 billion euros. In 2021, the establishment of its third investment vehicle, Magnum Capital III, was completed with a total committed amount of 450 million euros.