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 but mainly focuses on the energy, agriculture and food and beverage sectors. Notable transactions he has completed include advising Morelco's shareholders on the sale of the company to Graña Montero, the sale of Termoflores, the acquisition of Hemco (Nicaragua) by Mineros, structuring the US$5 billion Oleoducto al Pacífico oil pipeline project and advising a group of financial investors on the acquisition and related financing of Termoyopal. Key clients he has recently advised include Loto del Sur, a premium natural cosmetic brand, and Alqueria, a Colombian dairy leader.
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.
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