Juan Pablo Bayter
Juan Pablo is the current president of Oaklins International and a partner and co-founder of Axia, Oaklins’ member firm in Colombia. With almost 30 years of investment banking experience in Latin America and Europe, he has led M&A, capital raising, corporate finance and project finance transactions worth more than US$26 billion. He has broad industry experience, with particular expertise in the energy, IT, financial services, agriculture and real estate sectors. Notable transactions he has completed include the acquisition of an important stake in Banco W, a leading microfinance bank in Colombia; the sale of a substantial shareholding in two of the leading shopping centers in Colombia; the sale of Grupo Acción, one of the largest staffing and outsourcing companies in the country; the sale of a significant shareholding in Alqueria, one of the largest Colombian dairy companies; the sale of Primestone, a leading software company to Trilliant; the sale of Termoflores, a 450MW CCGT power plant; and structuring the US$5 billion Oleoducto al Pacífico oil pipeline project. Key clients he has recently advised include Atlas Renewable Energy, a leading global renewable energy company; HIG, a global private equity fund; and PSP, one of the largest Canadian pension funds.
Prior to establishing Axia, Juan Pablo was a director at Citigroup’s investment banking division in London. Before Citigroup, he worked at Schroders Investment Bank as assistant director, developing major infrastructure projects and advising on large privatizations in Latin America. Juan Pablo has an MBA joint diploma from Cranfield, UK, and Emlyon, France, and a civil engineering degree from the Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia in Colombia.