With more than 20 years in the Business, our members have a broad experience in advising on local and international transactions. We have advised companies in different parts of the world including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Poland, Italy, Norway, Slovakia, Germany and Malaysia.
Martín brings more than 35 years of experience in financial advisory, investment banking and private equity. Before joining Fenix Partners in 2019, he was the Founding Partner of Prefinex, an independent M&A firm specialized in mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and fund raising. Martin has participated in more than 120 M&A transactions in a variety of industries and sectors. Martín received a B.S. in Business Administration from the Universidad Católica Argentina, where he has been teaching Finance courses for more than 30 years.
Sebastián brings 18 years of experience in investment banking in Buenos Aires and London, where he was based from 1999 to 2006. Before merging AST with Fenix Partners, he co-founded AST Partners, an investment banking firm focused on corporate finance advisory in Argentina, where he was involved in a broad range of assignments including M&A advisory roles and capital raisings in Argentina and Latin America. Prior to that, Sebastián was Associate Director at HSBC Bank (London, UK), where he specialized in acquisition financing and debt advisory with UK and European coverage. Sebastián’s expertise includes M&A advisory, project financing and capital raising. He has experience in several industries, including Agribusiness (partial sale of Satus Ager to Victoria Capital, partial sale of Milkaut to Patagonia), Aviation (Menzies acquisition of Desacol), Infrastructure (Abertis acquisition of TBI) and Media (financial advisory to Grupo Prisa, Dixons, O2), among others. Sebastián has an Economics degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Tristán López Gordillo
Tristán brings more than 25 years of experience in the private equity and investment banking industries, primarily in Buenos Aires and New York where he lived from 2001 to 2010. Before merging AST with Fenix Partners, he co-founded AST Partners, an investment banking firm. Tristán was previously a Managing Director at DFC Associates, an associate at The Exxel Group and an analyst at Hermes Management Consulting. His expertise includes M&A advisory, project financing, fund raising and private equity investments. He has advised in a number of transactions in several fields, including the sale of Sofrecom Argentina (a subsidiary of Orange) to Grupo Olmos, the sale of Empretienda to Uala, the acquisition of several companies across Latin America by Waterlogic, the acquisition of Nova and Delibest by The Rohatyn Group, the sale of Apex America to Sykes Enterprises, the sale of Allus BPO to Eton Park, the sale of Grupo Multivoice to Xerox and the sale of Actionline (a subsidiary of WPP) to Aegis Global BPO. Tristán received a BS in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina and an MBA from the Stern School of Business (NYU).
Esteban brings more than 25 years of experience in financial advisory, investment banking and private equity. Before founding Fenix Partners in 2003, Esteban was Managing Director and Member of the Board at Nación AFJP and Commercial Manager at Banco Privado de Inversiones. His expertise in M&A advisory includes advising Waterlogic on its LATAM development; advising companies such as EOG and Orange in their country exit strategy; advising families in the total sale of their business such as PEISA and Labmed; advising companies such as Schlumberger and Grupo Rotoplas in their country entry strategy; and advising companies such as Mercuria, ROCH, Seeds Energy and President Energy in the search for partners and investors. Esteban received a BS in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina and an MBA from the Stern School of Business (NYU).
Francisco brings more than 25 years of experience in investment banking in Buenos Aires and London, where he was based from 1996 to 2003. Before joining Fenix Partners, Francisco was Vice President in the Oil and Gas team at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and part of the South American Energy team at Cazenove and Co. in London. Since his return to Buenos Aires, Francisco has participated in oil and gas transactions including YPF, Schlumberger, Pampa Energia, Crown Point, Mercuria, Roch, Apco, EOG Resources, ENAP Sipetrol, CGC, President Energy and Azabache Energy. Francisco has also advised companies such as Celulosa Argentina, Orange, Voltu, Semtive, Quintana Well Pro, Sociedad Comercial del Plata, and Ecogas, amongst others. Francisco has also conducted private equity investments in Bodega Chakana, Seeds Energy and in Romi Chile. Francisco received a B.S. in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina.