José Antonio Martín de los Santos is a Partner at Socios Financieros, Oaklins’ member firm in Spain. José Antonio joined Socios Financieros in 2007. Prior to this, he was a Partner at Ernst & Young Corporate Finance from 2002, having previously worked in corporate finance since 1999. Before this, he had spent six years at the Investment Banking Division of ABN AMRO Bank at its headquarters in Amsterdam. He has also worked for Credit Lyonnais and AB Asesores.
José Antonio specializes in advisory work, including public and private M&A transactions and valuations for both listed and non-listed firms. He has advised such Spanish companies as Repsol, Endesa, Aegon, Ercros and Zeltia as well as international corporations in their growth and development plans in and outside Spain. In addition, he has led a number of domestic transactions with private equity firms, including the acquisition by 3i of Mémora, which has been the largest PE buy-out in the Spanish market in 2008.
José Antonio holds an Economics and Business Administration degree and a Masters in Finance for Cooperative Companies from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has also followed a number of finance and negotiations programs at The Amsterdam Institute of Finance. Furthermore, he has been a teacher for the Universidad Complutense's Masters in Finance (valuations module) for more than 10 years. He speaks English, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese fluently.
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