Juan Pablo Bayter
Juan Pablo is a partner and co-founder of Axia, Oaklins’ member firm in Colombia. With over 20 years of investment banking experience in Latin America and Europe, he has led and executed 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, agriculture and food & beverage sectors. Notable transactions he has completed include the sale of a substantial shareholding in Alqueria, one of the largest Colombian dairy companies; the sale of a significant stake in Loto del Sur, a premium natural cosmetics brand, to Puig; advising Morelco’s shareholders on the sale of the engineering company to Graña Montero; the sale of Termoflores, a large CCGT power plant; the acquisition of Hemco, a gold mine in Nicaragua, by Mineros; structuring the US$5 billion Oleoducto al Pacífico oil pipeline project; and advising a group of private equities on the acquisition and related financing of Termoyopal, a gas-fired power plant. Key clients he has recently advised include Fundación WWB, the majority shareholder of Banco W, and Advent, a global private equity fund.
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 in the project finance division developing major infrastructure projects and advising on large privatizations in Latin America. Juan Pablo has an MBA joint diploma from Cranfield, UK, and EM Lyon, France, and a civil engineering degree from the Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia in Colombia.