Covadonga Pastrana

Investment Senior Associate

Madrid, Spain


I am an accomplished finance professional with a Senior Associate role at NK5 Partners, specializing in investment and restructuring, where I led the acquisition of a distressed healthcare company and engaged in various financial transactions. I previously gained extensive experience in M&A, debt restructuring, and financial due diligence during my tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers as part of the Deals Edge Graduate Program. My educational background includes a Master's from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) and a Bachelor's in Economics from Universidad de Navarra (UNAV), supplemented by international exchange programs in finance and politics. I hold certifications such as CFA Level I and possess strong software skills. Fluent in multiple languages, I am also known for my exceptional soft skills, including teamwork and a keen attention to detail, which have been instrumental in my professional success.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 3 years

Seniority Level: Associate

Sector Experience: 

Banks Consumer Services Metals and Mining Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Real Estate Management and Development Telecommunication Services


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Financial Due Diligence, Target financing, M&A Marketing Materials, Financial Modeling, Company Valuation, Corporate Development, Buy-Side M&A

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, English, French

Work Experience

NK5 Capital Partners - Investment fund

Investment Senior Associate



- Now

Completed acquisition of a distressed company in the healthcare sector (€20 million revenue). Engaged in all aspects of transactions: M&A, financial modeling, due diligence, valuation, and analysis. • Participated in debt restructuring process of a €300 million revenue company in the food industry, performed cash management and financial modeling projections. • Team leader on the sale process of a €18 million asset portfolio as part of a restructuring process. • Participated in the modeling and analysis of a €125 million portfolio of NPLs and their subsequent sale process. • Constructed Excel-based models of targeted companies and detailed financial analyses for companies in a broad range of industries. Support on all aspects of transactions (M&A, Debt Advisory, Cash Management, Restructuring).

PwC España

Deals Associate - Transaction Services (TS)



- 1/9/2022

PwC España

Deals Associate - Corporate Finance (FIG) | Deals Edge Graduate Programme



- 02/02/2022

PwC España

Deals Associate - Restructing & Debt Advisory | Deals Edge Graduate Programme



- 01/09/2021

PwC España

Deals Associate - M&A | Deals Edge Graduate Programme



- 01/04/2021

KPMG España

Financial Risk Management Intern



- 01/08/2019


Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles



- 1/9/2022

Relevant Coursework: Financial Modeling, Financial Statement and Reporting Analysis, M&A, Valuation Techniques.

University of Navarra




- 01/01/2020

This program shapes its students into economists with a capacity for analysis and leadership, as well as with remarkable social and communication skills, in order to be able to understand complex problems to create solutions from flexible and open perspectives. • Degree in Economics: Calculus, Algebra, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance, Accounting, Investments, Econometrics, Economic History, Probability and Statistics, International Finance, International Trade, Global Political Economy. • Leadership and Governance Program: International Law, Debate, Negotiation, Rethorics, Introduction to Law, Creativity, European Law, Comparative Politics, Demography, Sociology, International Organizations, Political Communication, International Agenda, Ethics, Political and Social Leadership, Public Management, HR. http://www.unav.edu/en/web/grado-en-economia-y-leadership-and-governance-program

University of Groningen

Economics and business



- 01/01/2020

Bentley University

Business and economics



- 01/01/2018

Imperial College Business School

Innovation and entrepreneurship



- 01/01/2019

International Seminar of Innovation & Entrepreneurship focused on a practical approach to the business and startups development. During two weeks, I worked with a team of 4 on a business idea with a social impact in order to present a final pitch in from of potential investors. Our idea was "Serena", an app to tackle women insecurity around the world and preventing rapes, robberies, etc.

Georgetown University

Political Science and Government



International Seminar of Politics and Governance in the Georgetown University (Washington, DC) with professors of the School of Public Policy and the School of Foreign Affairs, as well as with lectures within the Department of State or the Congress, among other institutions

Licenses / Certificates

CFA Institute

Passed CFA Level I