Patricio Rotman is a partner and managing director at Finanzas & Gestión and is responsible for the coordination and execution of financial advisory projects and investment banking transactions for various companies and institutions.
Mr. Rotman received an Engineering degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), a Master in Finance degree from the Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (CEMA) and is currently a Professor of Acquisitions, Valuation and Corporative Finance at the MBA Program of the Universidad de Palermo (UP).
In 2002, Mr. Rotman founded and arranged, along with Mr. Carlos Melconian and Mr. Rodolfo Santangelo, the initial activities of Finanzas & Gestión as a business unit of M&S Consultores specialized in providing financial advisory services to companies.
In his 30 years of experience in business and finance, Patricio Rotman occupied diverse executive positions in public and private organizations in Argentina. Within the public sector and during 2001 and 2002, he was responsible for coordinating the overhaul and reorganization of the National Institute of Social Services (INSS, similar to Medicare in the US), including the renegotiation of all supply contracts and the structuring of a new public auction system for the procurement of critical resources. As consultant to the United Nations (UN) program and under sponsorship of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), he advised the Argentine Federal Revenue and Tax Service (AFIP) in the structuring of a plan to modernize and reduce costs in the tax collection system.
From 1987 to 2001, Mr. Rotman held a number of different positions in the private sector, including the development of an extensive professional career in the financial sector for local and foreign financial institutions. He has led and participated in various types of corporate finance and investment banking transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures of Argentine companies, placement of debt and equity securities, implementation of association agreements and joint-ventures, restructuring of financial and commercial debts and promotion of direct investments by local and foreign companies. Furthermore, Mr. Rotman has a deep understanding of the business environment at a regional and sectorial level, having participated in many deals in Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay during his career.
As a partner and manager of various local consulting firms, he was responsible for the analysis, evaluation and execution of various transactions including mergers, acquisitions and financial restructurings. As Corporative Finance Head of Banque Nationale de Paris, he was responsible for the execution and supervision of deals in the areas of corporate finance, business development, local and foreign direct investments and mergers and acquisitions in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Among other transactions, he advised foreign companies that invested in the region and negotiated agreements related to the sale, financing, investment and technological cooperation with investment funds, US and European companies and Argentine clients in the financial, industrial and commercial sectors.
In 2002, Mr. Rotman joined Finanzas & Gestión as a Partner and Executive Director.
Fernando Badessich is a partner and managing director at Finanzas & Gestión and is responsible for the coordination and execution of financial advisory projects and investment banking transactions for various companies and institutions.
Mr. Badessich obtained a BA in Management from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) in 1989; he then obtained a degree in Finance and Economy from Harvard University (Extension School of Business, 1990) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from Sloan School of Management at MIT (1994).
Mr. Badessich has over 30 years of experience as financial advisor to public and private companies, governmental entities, financial institutions and individuals.
His professional career started in 1990 when he joined Merchant Bankers Asociados as part of the financial advisory team. During those years, he developed experience in privatizations (YPF, Somisa and Gas del Estado), as well as in the valuation and promotion of investment projects in the real estate, energy and telecommunications sector.
Once graduated from MIT, he continued his career in the US (1994 to 1997) as a Salomon Brothers investment banking professional, within the LatAm Corporate Finance Unit. During those years, he became involved in a variety of businesses and with various clients, including advising governments in privatizations (Panama, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Argentina and Colombia), equity capital markets transactions for a number of companies (Banco Ganadero, Laboratorios Chile, CCU and Siderar), placement of debt securities (144A bonds, Yankee bonds, structured notes, convertibles), advisory in mergers and acquisitions (Rio de Janeiro Refrescos, Kaiser Aluminum, BBV, Bristol Myers) and a large number of other corporate finance transactions.
In 1997, Fernando Badessich returned to Argentina as Country Representative of NationsBank, the fifth largest bank in the US at that time, to further develop its presence in Argentina and Chile. In 1999, as a consequence of the merger of said bank with Bank of America, Mr. Badessich assumed the general coordination of Bank of America’s corporate and investment banking operations in the country, position which he occupied until early 2004. During those years, he developed a fluid dialogue with the local business and financial communities and participated in numerous transactions, including project financing, syndicated loans, bond placements, sale of companies, and restructuring of financial indebtedness, among others. He was also a director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Argentina (AmCham), a member of the Council of the Americas, of the MIT Alumni Club in Argentina, and of other cultural and business institutions.
In 2004, Mr. Badessich joined Finanzas & Gestión as a Partner and Executive Director.
Mario Caramutti is a partner and managing director at Finanzas & Gestión and is responsible for the coordination and execution of financial advisory projects and investment banking transactions for various companies and institutions.
Mr. Caramutti graduated as Public Accountant (1995) and in Business Administration (1996) at the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA). During 1999 he attended INSEAD (formerly Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires in Fontainebleau, France) where he obtained his Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. He is currently teaching various postgraduate courses including “Advance Corporate Finance” at the Universidad de San Andrés (UDESA) and “Valuation”, “Financial Restructuring” and “Structuring of Debt Transactions for Large Companies and SMEs” at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT).
His professional career started in 1993 when he joined the Private Bank at Crédit Lyonnais Argentina, where he was part of a team responsible for delivering investment advice and for administering clients’ portfolios.
In 1994, he continued his career working for the Investment Banking Unit at Banco Galicia. He then joined a team responsible for structuring transactions related to short and long-term financings for Argentine companies, namely equity and debt issuances and syndicated loan transactions. Mr. Caramutti developed solid corporate finance skills through the involvement in a variety of deals, mainly with power and consumer retail companies. Between 1994 and 2003, he participated in transactions in the aggregate amount of US$5 Bn. for various clients of the bank (Canale, Importadora y Exportadora de la Patagonia, Cobra, Instalaciones y Servicios, CAPSA, CAPEX, Aguas Argentinas, Hidroeléctrica Los Nihuiles, Hidroeléctrica Diamante, EDENOR, EDEMSA and IMPSA, among others).
In 2004, Mr. Caramutti joined the Corporate and Investment Bank of Citi in Argentina, where he managed the relationship with the metals and mining companies, including those with the top two corporate clients and revenue providers of the bank at that time (Techint Group and Aluar). He actively participated in the origination and lead the execution of a US$300mm syndicated loan for Tamsa, a US$125mm pre-export finance facility for Siderca, Hylsamex’s US$1.4 Bn. acquisition financing by Ternium (“Syndicated Loan of the Year in Latam” for both IFR and LatinFinance), a US$565mm project financing for Aluar, Maverick’s US$2.7 Bn. acquisition financing by Tenaris and Hydril’s US$2.0 Bn. acquisition financing by Tenaris.
In 2007, Mr. Caramutti moved to Crédit Agricole CIB to assist in the development and implementation of the bank’s growth strategy in Argentina and to manage a limited number of Uruguayan clients. During that period, he also acted as Substitute Representative in front of the Argentine Central Bank (BCRA). Mr. Caramutti actively participated in the origination and execution of the Grupo IMSA US$3.75 Bn. acquisition financing by Ternium, various financings for Pan American Energy for close to US$2.0 Bn., including a US$500mm international bond issuance in 2010, a US$150mm pre-export finance facility for Aluar, a US$100mm structured commodity finance transaction for Pluspetrol and a US$239mm CAF A/B loan facility for Renova.
In 2012, Mr. Caramutti joined Finanzas & Gestión as a Partner and Executive Director.
Alberto Lagos Mármol
Alberto Lagos Mármol is responsible for the coordination and execution of financial advisory projects and investment banking transactions for various companies.
Mr. Lagos Mármol graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the Faculty of Engineering and Agricultural Sciences at the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) in 1993.
Mr. Lagos Mármol has close to 30 years of professional experience as a financial advisor to companies, financial institutions and individuals in Latin America. His professional career started in 1994 when he joined the financial advisory group at Merchant Bankers Asociados. During his time there, he developed experience as a generalist banker and participated in sales processes of various companies in the financial and industrial sectors.
In 1997, he continued his career in the US, where he worked as an associate in the LatAm Corporate Finance Group of Salomon Brothers, based in New York. Mr. Lagos Mármol actively worked with a variety of businesses and clients, including the Argentine government, YPF, and Siderar.
In 1998, Mr. Lagos Mármol returned to Argentina and continued his career in Merchant Bakers Asociados. In 2012, when Merchant Bankers Asociados merged with Lazard, he was promoted to Managing Director. During those years, he was responsible for leading merger and acquisition processes with clients including Sullair Argentina, Hicks Muse Tate & Furst, Cepas Argentinas, El Tejar, Alicorp (Peru) and Grupo Favorita (Ecuador). He also actively participated in various financial restructuring processes during the 1998-2006 period with clients like Alpargatas, San Miguel, Transportadora de Gas del Norte, Scotiabank Quilmes and PDVSA.
From 2016 onwards, and after Lazard’s acquisition of MBA Lazard, Mr. Lagos Mármol was responsible for leading the Consumer and Agribusiness Group for Lazard in Latin America (ex Brazil and Mexico). During those years, he led various transactions in the sector including the dispositions of Mastellone, Solvay Indupa, ADES Latinoamerica and Ingenio Concepción.
In 2020, Mr. Lagos Mármol joined Finanzas & Gestión as a Director.
Gabriel Langenheim is responsible for the coordination and development of financial advisory and investment projects for companies.
Mr. Langenheim graduated as an Economist from the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) in 1992. He then attended the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, United Kingdom – 1995) where he obtained his Master of Science in Accounting & Finance degree.
Mr. Langenheim has close to 30 years of professional experience as a financial advisor to companies, banks, governments and public institutions. His professional career started in 1993 with the portfolio management group at The First National Bank of Boston, focusing on the analysis of investment and arbitrage strategies for equity, fixed income, money market and tailor-made funds for companies.
In 1995, he continued his career in New York, where he worked as an Associate in the Latin American Financial Advisory Group of The Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Langenheim was part of this corporate finance advisory team in the execution of M&A, project finance, debt capital markets and syndicated loans transactions for clients in Latin America.
In 1997, Mr. Langenheim returned to Argentina with NationsBank, and after its merger with Bank of America, he continued his career as a Vice President in BofA’s Corporate and Investment Banking Group. He led and coordinated teams originating and executing M&A, capital markets, loan syndications, and debt restructuring advisory assignments for Argentine clients. In 2004, he joined Rio Bravo Inversiones S.A. as Executive Director focusing on M&A, private equity and local capital market transactions.
In 2007, Gabriel Langenheim joined Itaú BBA as responsible for setting up and developing Itaú BBA’s investment banking coverage in Argentina and the bank’s efforts to expand its investment banking practice throughout the region. In 2014, he became Head of Fixed Income for Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and non-presence countries. Early in 2019, Mr. Langenheim consolidated all investment banking products as Head of Investment Banking for his coverage area, position he held until he left the bank in 2020. During his period at Itaú, he led teams for the origination and execution of more than 100 transactions (ECM, DCM, Syndicated Loans and M&As) amounting to more than US$30 Bn. for clients in the region, the bank became a leader house for international corporate bonds and he was responsible for many landmark transactions (the bank first NYSE-only IPO, the largest LatAm IPO since 2011, the then largest Argentine corporate bond ever in 2014, a sovereign deal of the year, the largest sub-sovereign local currency international bond, etc.).
In 2020, Mr. Langenheim joined Finanzas & Gestión as a Director.
Agustín Magliola joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2017. He obtained a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from the Universidad de San Andrés (UDESA).
Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mr. Magliola worked at Lazard, being part of transaction teams dedicated to the execution of M&A and debt restructuring projects. Formerly, he also worked for Grupo Bimbo in the company’s Corporate Development Department.
Agustin Magliola has experience in M&A and debt restructuring, having worked all over Latin America for companies in different sectors including financial institutions, consumer retail, manufacturing and logistics.
Lucas Bett joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2020. He obtained a Public Accountant degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and is currently in the process of completing a Master in Finance at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).
Prior the joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mr. Bett worked as a Senior Analyst at Crisil Irevna and for the accounting firm Fratantoni, Diez & Asociados.
Lucas Bett has experience in the analysis and evaluation and provides support in the execution of various types of corporate finance and investment banking deals.
Senior Financial Analyst
Joaquín Vago joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2020. He obtained a BA in Economics from the Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA) and is currently in the process of completing a Master in Finance at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).
Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mr. Vago worked as a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Finance department at Grupo Financiero Galicia.
Joaquín Vago has experience in the analysis and evaluation and provides support in the execution of various types of corporate finance and investment banking deals.
Senior Financial Analyst
Juan Lynch joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2020. He obtained a BA in Business Administration from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) and is currently in the process of completing a Master in Finance at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).
Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mr. Lynch worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst in ABECEB and PwC Argentina.
Juan Lynch has experience in the analysis and evaluation and provides support in the execution of various types of corporate finance and investment banking deals.
María Belén Mourad Simes
María Belén Mourad Simes joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2020. She obtained a BA Economics from the University of Michigan, and is currently in the process of completing a Master in Finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).
Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mrs. Mourad Simes worked as a Senior Consultant at Management Solutions and as an Intern at Capital Markets Argentina.
María Belén Mourad Simes has experience in the analysis and evaluation and provides support in the execution of various types of corporate finance and investment banking deals.
Carolina Hoiak joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2014 after studying Engineering at the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA).
Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Ms. Hoiak worked for McKinsey & Company, Pegasus Venture Capital, Caterpillar – Finning Argentina and Cisco Systems.
Carolina Hoiak has experience in the coordination and administration of various day to day activities at Finanzas & Gestión, including providing support on accounting and design activities.
Currently pursuing a degree in Economics and Agricultural Administration at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Mr. Mendoza joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2018.
Tiago Mendoza supports our administration area and is responsible for various tasks in our office.