Chris is responsible for sponsorship and business development at Acuris. He leads events for Debtwire's fixed income forums and Mergermarket's M&A conferences in Central & Eastern Europe, Spain, UK, and South Africa.
Rafel Muñoz joined MCH in 1999 and since then he has been directly involved in multiple growth and LBO deals. Within MCH, Rafael has developed specific expertise in the active support of participated companies, particularly in the areas of debt restructurings, financial control and expansion into Latam markets. He has participated in the Boards of Directors of Qualytel, Televida, Hogar and Segur Ibérica. He is currently a board member of Pumping Team and Altafit. Previously, he worked at the Natwest group in Madrid as a corporate finance analyst. Rafael has a degree in Economics and Business Administration (specialization in Finance) from CUNEF-Universidad Complutense in Madrid.
Fernando Navarro is a partner in the EMEA Banking Team and head of the Madrid Banking Group.
His practice focuses on a wide variety of financing transactions through syndicated and bilateral loans, acting for both lenders and borrowers, as well as on derivatives, structured products, securitisation and DCM. He has also participated in a number of portfolio disposals acting for numerous Spanish and international banks and funds.
Fernando has vast experience in asset finance, trade finance, aviation finance and project finance.
Fernando is highly recommended as a Banking lawyer by Chambers where he is mentioned as being capable to translate "questions of great legal and technical complexity to a commercial and easily intelligible level" and by IFLR1000 where is rated as "highly regarded".
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.
Daniel Herrero has 21 years of experience in the Mezzanine, Leveraged Finance and Corporate Finance areas.
In 2007 Daniel co-founded Oquendo Capital, the first Spanish private debt investor focused on small and medium-sized companies. Oquendo is currently investing the third mezzanine fund and is raising the first Real estate vehicle. Since inception, Oquendo has analyzed over 400 investment opportunities and has deployed in excess of 200 million euros.
Prior to the formation of Oquendo, Daniel developed his professional career in London, holding different positions in the M&A practice of the top international Investment Banking firms Deutsche Bank, Bankers Trust/BT Wolfenshon and Merrill Lynch. I
Daniel has a degree in Economics and Buesiness Administration from the Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) of Madrid.
Before joining Muzinich & Co., Inc., Luis was Head of Leveraged Finance & Sponsors for Iberia at Credit Suisse focusing on corporate debt origination based in Madrid. Previously, Luis held a number of positions in corporate & investment banking in London, most recently at Barclays where he worked for eight years and was Head of Debt Finance for Southern Europe, and prior to that at ABN AMRO for four years in the investment banking division covering European clients in the Telecoms & Media sectors. Luis started his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch in Madrid where he worked at the Corporate Finance & M&A teams. Luis holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from UPC (Spain) and a MBA from ESADE Business School and Duke University.
Chiara joined Debtwire in February 2008. Since then she has been covering restructurings and distressed, with a focus on retail, construction and food & beverage sectors. In the past few years she has been expanding Debtwire's Southern Europe coverage, unveiling distressed opportunities in Spain and Italy. She is currently an Editor in charge of leading new coverage initiatives.
In Italy she worked as reporter at Corriere della Sera, Il Messaggero, RAI covering current news and international affairs.
Chiara graduated in Classics at Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, where she also got a PhD in June 2010.