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About us

The MERCAL Consulting Group is an international consulting group founded in 1996, based in Portugal.

Mercal specializes in the areas of financial and investment advisory, corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A), sale of businesses, financial restructuring, investment projects and applications for Portugal 2020 and Golden Visa.

Mercal is integrated into the global IMCN network, with 230 consultants spread across four continents – Europe, Africa, America and Asia.

Mercal is an advisory body and partner of IAPMEI, AICEP, Tourism Funds SGII, World Bank, African Development Bank, European Commission, and other prestigious entities.

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“Mercal supported IAPMEI (Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) in its Ideas and Means Exchange by carrying out business plans, helping to make about a dozen award-winning companies that are currently successful cases in the various sectors of activity.”

Turismo Fundos-SGFII, S.A.

“Through FIEAE – Special Real Estate Fund Business Support were made plans to viability and financial restructuring in over forty companies in all sectors of activity, involving funding of about 100 million euros.”

Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa

“Mercal supported the Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa in obtaining financing and grants, helping to grow its business.

The Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa has a refined and welcoming environment. Its 60 contemporary rooms, facing the Douro river, provide a memorable stay.”

Schneider Electric

“Mercal has developed a Marketing Plan and Customer Satisfaction study, involving at national level the segments of distributors, quads, installers and builders. This study was essential for the new Marketing Strategy.”


“With the support of Mercal Inosat became a company on a global scale. They are currently present in 26 countries divided into 4 major regions: Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.”

Agricultural Cooperative of Beja e Brinches

“The work developed by Mercal allowed the successful merger of the two cooperatives, increasing their competitiveness, making them a reference at the national level and reinforcing their competitive position on an Iberian scale.”

ASM Industries

“The projects developed by Mercal allowed to obtain grants in various Grants Systems for the different initiatives of the group.”

“The work developed by Mercal also allowed the company’s successful internationalization to Mozambique, as well as conferring its capacity to expand to the countries of Southern Africa.”

Group Lux Hotels

“The support of Mercal allowed the Lux Hotels Group to obtain financing and grants, helping to enable and grow the business. The Lux Hotels Group through its several hotels offering guests the best the Portuguese hotel industry has to offer, through quality , innovative solutions and versatility of services.”


“The international marketing projects and applications for grants funds, developed by Mercal, allowed AIRFREE to have a greater capacity for innovation and penetration in several markets: Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Russia; USA, Mexico, Canada and Brazil, Emirates, Dubai, and China.”

Missing Children Europe

“Mercal developed for Missing Children Europe, a project for the Accreditation of the 116 000 Lines in Portugal and Spain. The initiative allowed for the harmonization of the performance of all the NGOs involved, enabling the implementation and guaranteeing its sustainability, and obtaining financing.”


“The services provided by Mercal have allowed the NIGEL Group to increase its competitiveness, grow in international markets, and benefit from investment grants. NIGEL also obtained certification of several ISO systems: Environment, Health, Safety at Work and Food Safety”


“Mercal has developed a Strategic Marketing Plan and Support for the Implementation of the sales plan, providing the information system and the marketing plans to support commercial and digital prospecting”

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