Lanifos is the management company of The Quifel Group.

Lanifos is formed by a team working in the various business sectors, be it for existing companies or for new investment opportunities.

Pedro Pinheiro and Pedro Marques dos Santos follow most current investments and new opportunities, with the exception of the Real Estate sector, which is also followed by Bernardo Horta e Costa. The Administrative and Financial area is also coordinated by Pedro Marques dos Santos and the Financial Directors of each affiliate. Paulo Maia is the Head of Tax, Accounting and Legal.

Miguel Pais do Amaral

Has a graduate degree in Engineering by Instituto Superior Técnico and a MBA degree by INSEAD.

His professional career initiated his professional career at Goldman Sachs’ London branch and in 1987, he founded Fininter and the investments holding Alfa Capital.

In 1991, Miguel began in Portugal the activity of Private Equity european funds known as Euroknights, being afterwards responsible for the activity of those funds in Portugal and in Spain. In 1995, Miguel Pais do Amaral founded the Media Capital group, which became the leading media company in Portugal, working in Television Production, Internet, Radio, Musical Production and Cinematographic Production. The Media Capital Group made an IPO in 2004 and its control was alienated to Prisa group in 2005.

From 2007 onwards, he concentrated his business activities on The Quifel Group and then made various different investments in many business sectors.


Pedro Marques dos Santos

Has a graduate degree in Economics by Universidade Católica Portuguesa where he was also a Teaching Assistant and a post-graduate degree at Harvard. Initiated his career in The Boston Consulting Group and has engaged in several managerial roles in insurance, healthcare and venture capital companies.

Works together with Miguel Pais do Amaral since 2009. He’s currently the Financial Director for the whole of The Quifel Group, as well as the Business Development Director where he works on the strategy, prospection and analysis of new business opportunities, in particular in Energy, IT and Real Estate.


Pedro Pinheiro

Has a graduate degree in Economics by Universidade Nova de Lisboa and has engaged in several management roles in Media Capital Group in the division of M&A, Business Planning and Subsidiaries’ Monitoring.

Works together with Miguel Pais do Amaral since 2001, and from 2008 onwards he joined The Quifel Group, where presently he is the Investment Director. Pedro coordinates and follows some of the ongoing investments and is working on the prospection and analysis of new investment opportunities.


Paulo Maia

Has a graduate degree in Business Management by Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and has a post-graduation in Fiscal Management through ISCTE. Started his career in the auditing company BDO & Associados SROC, where he practiced directive functions in the Fiscal advisement sector.

Currently, he is the Head of Tax, Accounting and Legal of The Quifel Group, being responsible for the coordination of the Fiscal sector of various companies and investments.


Bernardo Horta e Costa

Degree in Civil Engineering in the Catholic University of Leuven - Belgium, having accomplished a post-graduate course in Executive business Management in UNL. Worked within the Project companies (Consulpano) and Construction companies (Proconstrói, Construções Técnicas and Socopol), beginning his work in Real Estate sector in cooperation with Miguel Pais do Amaral.

Worked as Director in many companies (Quinta Patino Sales department, and General director of Quinta da Beloura) and worked at the administration of Temple SGPS, having managed many ventures (“Quinta Mineiro”, “Campolide Park” and Residential Building “Alto do Parque”).

From 2007 onwards, he is the manager of many ventures in collaboration with The Quifel Group and also cooperates in the prospection and development of Real Estate Projects and Investments, both in Portugal and abroad.