José Guillermo Acosta
José Guillermo is a partner at Axia, Oaklins’ member firm in Colombia. With over 10 years of investment banking experience, he has led and executed M&A, capital raising, corporate finance and project finance transactions worth more than US$5 billion. His key areas of expertise are in consumer & retail, oil & gas and financial services. Deals he has worked on include advising Altra, Mercantil Colpatria, SCL Energía Activa and Colfondos in the acquisition of Termoyopal S.A., and Mineros S.A. in its acquisition of Hemco. More recently, José Guillermo has been involved in deals with Justo & Bueno, a Colombian hard discount food retailer; Alqueria, a Colombian dairy leader; and Rentandes, Colombia’s leading leasing company.
Before joining Axia in 2008, José Guillermo completed an internship at a local boutique investment company. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the Universidad de Los Andes.