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Leo focuses on growth, LBO and distressed investments in the Iberian Peninsula. He is involved in the Tres60, Compañía del Trópico, Exterior Plus and Bodybell investments. Before joining H.I.G., he was an Investment Director and, subsequently a Partner at Gala Capital Partners, a leading Spanish Mid Market Private Equity firm. During his 7-year tenure at Gala Capital Partners, he also acted as Chief Executive Officer of Núcleo de Comunicaciones y Control, S.L. for 2 years. Previously, he advised European small and mid-cap companies on Corporate Finance and M&A transactions at Credit Suisse in Zurich and in Madrid.
Leopoldo is a CFA Charterholer, holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Manuel graduated in Business Administration from Denver University (Colorado, USA) and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (USA).
He has worked almost his whole career in Investor Relations. He joins Sareb from the consultancy Orient Capital, where he worked for the past four years. He was also the founder and partner of Logical IR Solutions, Director of Strategy and External Relations at Parquesol Inmobiliaria, CEO of Eurocofin Investor Relations, Director of Equities at AB Asesores Bursatiles and Bankinter, and President and CEO of Link Securities (Brokerage House), among other roles.
Daniel Lopez-Cruz joined Investcorp in 2005. Prior to joining Investcorp, Daniel held several positions at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, where he spent seven years originating and executing a broad range of leveraged finance and high yield transactions. Before Morgan Stanley, Daniel worked for UBS Warburg in New York for three years.
Daniel holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a dual degree in Business Administration and Law from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas - ICADE, in Madrid.
Mr. Díez has more than 14 years of experience in leveraged finance, private equity, structured credit and direct lending. He has concentrated his career in Europe and Latin America in firms like Credit Suisse First Boston, JP Morgan Partners and Barclays Capital. Before joining TREA in August 2014, he was a partner at Capitania, the largest Direct Lending fund in Brazil. His responsibilities included the origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and restructuring of credit investments in industrial, infrastructure, agricultural and real estate through senior debt, receivable securitizations, CLOs, convertible and mezzanine debt. Mr. Díez holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Master in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics with Distinction.
Founder of Be-Spoke Capital. Lars co-founded and was the CEO of the Capital Efficiency Group AG, (the manager of the PREPS platform) which provided over €2.2bn in SME credit across Europe, financing 315 companies across 8 countries. He established origination partnership agreements with with Unicredit, SEB, Banco Sabadell, ING, Barclays, Bank Austria , Banco Populare, JP Morgan, and Credit Suisse. Before he was a Member of the Executive Team of Swiss Re NM in charge of Global Banking, managing international teams across multiple sectors, and a member of the Executive Team and Managing Director of Fox-Pitt, Kelton. He had worked as consultant for The Boston Consulting Group and started his career in M&A at UBS. He studied Finance at the HSG St Gallen and ESCP.
Ignacio Serra is a Senior Director in the FTI Consulting and is based in Madrid. Ignacio is in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring team.
Ignacio is an experienced strategy and transformation professional with more than 15 years’ experience delivering advisory services to the boards of multinational companies and Private Equities. He is a subject matter expert in Non Performing Loans and Real Estate management in Financial Institutions and Servicers, having advised in the acquisition, strategic planning and transformation of most of the players in this sector in Spain.
Sven Andersen is the CFO of FREO Group. He is based in FREO’s Luxembourg office
Sven has more than 20 years of experience in investments, financing and capital market products.
Prior to joining FREO in 2017, Sven was a partner and head of Real Estate M&A within KPMG. Prior joining KPMG in 2009, Sven headed the Real Estate Investment banking division for Germany, Switzerland and Austria at Lehman Brothers. From 1997 to 2006, he worked for Deutsche Bank, at various positions in Frankfurt, London and New York, inter alia in the corporate development department.
Sven Andersen holds a master of science in Economics.
Blanca Perea has more than 15 years’ experience in the energy sector, and has worked on regulatory and competition issues — studying the impact of legislative reforms, new policies and energy efficiency programmes — as well as market research and the financing and valuation of energy assets, among others. She has recently participated as an expert witness in numerous lawsuits pertaining to the electricity reforms in Spain, obtaining the first favourable ruling from the Spanish Supreme Court.
Blanca Perea joins the firm after almost three years as a partner at Bluecap Management Consulting. Previously, she was a senior manager at PwC’s energy practice and managing director of COGEN España, the Spanish Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration.
Blanca Perea has a Ph.D. in Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Physics from Catalonia’s Universidad Politécnica, and was a researcher at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) for eight years. She also holds an MBA from Georgetown-ESADE.
Jacques McChesney is a New York-qualified partner in the European Capital Markets group of the London office. Jacques is an experienced lawyer, practicing in European leveraged finance and debt capital markets, with a focus on high yield acquisition finance and bond deals. He represents issuers, sponsors and lenders on complex corporate financings. In addition, he advises clients with respect to investment grade offerings,restructurings, debt tender/consent solicitations, equity offerings, private placements, medium-term note programs, acquisitions and hybrid securities offerings.
Jacques is ranked as a top tier lawyer in leading legal directories, in which he is described as “a distinguished high yield bond lawyer, whom clients find is the person you want ‘beside you in a negotiation with a bank, rather than in front of you’.
Alessia Pirolo is a senior reporter at Debtwire ABS covering Southern European commercial real estate with a special focus on non-performing loans. Before joining Debtwire, she covered U.S. and European commercial real estate for The Wall Street Journal, and the Commercial Observer. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.