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Carlos Barona

Partner

Axia

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Email: cbarona@axiaib.com
Work phone: +57 1 5804080
Mobile: +57 317 6673152

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Carlos is a Partner and co-founder of Axia, Oaklins’ member firm in Colombia. With over 25 years of investment banking experience in Latin America and Europe, he has worked on financing and M&A transactions across a wide spectrum of industries with an aggregate value exceeding US$150 billion. His key areas of expertise are in consumer and retail, financial services and energy. Notable clients he has recently advised include Justo & Bueno, a Colombian hard discount food retailer; Refinancia and Referencia, South American financial solutions institutions; and Rentandes, Colombia’s leading leasing company.

Before returning to Colombia in 2006, Carlos worked for 12 years with Citigroup London and was a Director in the Credit Markets Group, responsible for debt origination and structuring for European clients. He focused on acquisition financings, restructurings and other types of structured transactions. Carlos received his master's degree (Maîtrise en Administration et Gestion, summa cum laude) from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium and his Bachelor of Science from Babson College, Massachusetts, USA.