Guillermo is an investment professional with over 10 years of private equity, real estate private equity, and investment banking (M&A) experience. His expertise includes execution of private equity and real estate investments, management of portfolio companies, capital raising at the debt and equity level, and M&A transactions. Guillermo holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia.
Executed a growth equity investment in a specialized beauty retailer. I assessed the investment opportunity, conducted due diligence, and structured and executed the transaction.
Led the sale of a 52.5% stake in a 55,000 sqm greenfield shopping mall to a leading publicly listed shopping mall company ($135 million asset cost). I co-led the arrangement of financing with a leading regional bank.
Oversaw and approved the rollout of six new assets for a hostel-booking platform. I executed the capital raise to continue platform expansion from a leading Latin American family office.
Led the expansion plan for a senior living platform including asset development and acquisition (two assets closed to date). I also led the financing arrangement from a leading Colombian bank for both assets.
Focus areas: Investing, Capital Raising, Financing, M&A (Buy-side), Portfolio Management
2015 - 2018
Executed a growth equity investment in a telecommunication infrastructure company located in Chile, Colombia, and Peru. I led underwriting and due diligence and developed the post-closing action plan.
Collaborated with the management team in a capital raise for an industrial real estate platform in Mexico. I led the successful monetization of Equity International’s stake.
Oversaw the portfolio company's management team in a transformative add-on acquisition of a key competitor. I also led the underwriting and capital raise of Equity International's follow-on investment.
Focus areas: Investments, M&A (Buy-side), Capital Raising, Portfolio Management, Real Estate, Private Equity
2014 - 2014
Served as an advisor to an industrial conglomerate evaluating a potential separation. I analyzed the potential value unlocked under different scenarios and recommended an optimal break-up strategy.
Assisted an industrial conglomerate with an anti-raid strategy against a leading activist hedge fund and the pursuit of a merger of equals with a leading competitor.
Advised a manufacturing company on an assessment of the potential impact and synergies of acquiring an IoT software target.
Focus areas: Investment Banking
2005 - 2013
Managed the execution of multiple sell-side and buy-side transactions in more than 10 industries.
Served as a sell-side advisor in the sale of Colombia’s largest pharmaceutical company to a leading Chilean pharmaceutical company.
Participated as a sell-side advisor in the sale of the Andean region’s leading credit bureau to Experian.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
MBA in Business
2013 - 2015
Harvard Business School - Boston, MA, USA
Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering