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Professional Team

Patricio Rotman

Partner

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 more than 25 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

Partner

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 25 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

Partner

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.

Daniel Serventi

Associate Director

Daniel Serventi 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. Serventi graduated as Public Accountant (1984) at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He then obtained a Master in International Business degree from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris, France).

 

In his more than 30 years of experience in corporative finance at Pistrelli, Henry Martin Asesores (later to become EY Argentina), Mr. Serventi lead several teams responsible for performing professional audit services in industries such as consumer retail, pharma, financial institutions, insurance and manufacturing. In 1998 Mr. Serventi was promoted to partner at EY Argentina.

 

Mr. Serventi started working in corporate finance during 2000. From 2006 to 2016 he was in charge of the M&A & Due Diligence Practice for South America (including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia). Out of the Buenos Aires office where he was located, Mr. Serventi also led the start-up of EY M&A & Due Diligence practice in Chile, Peru and Colombia, and managed the development and consolidation of such department in Brazil.

 

Mr. Serventi acquired a vast experience in providing M&A, due diligence and valuation services to corporate clients. He worked in more than 180 buy-side and sell-side transactions and coordinated valuation projects for several companies in the region related to the development of business plans, expansions, divestitures and financial restructuring.

 

Mr. Serventi acted as financial advisor for various private equity funds including GP Investimentos, Linzor Capital, Victoria Partners, Carlyle Group, Pegasus, Inverlat and Advent, among others. He was also in charge of the execution of various consultancy and debt restructurings for multinational companies such as Manchester RE, Fosum, Alicorp, AES, Carrefour, Generali, EDF, AB Inveb, Campari, Lloyds and AX, among others, and in fundraising for domestic firms such as Banco Macro, Banco de Santa Fé, Grupo Cardón, Ledesma, Prevención ART and Provincia Seguros and ART.

 

In 2016, Mr. Serventi joined Finanzas & Gestión as a Associate Director.

Federico Luttini

Business Manager

Federico Luttini joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2015 after he obtained a BA in Business from the Universidad de Belgrano (UB) and a Master in Finance degree from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT). Mr. Luttini is also certified as a CFA Level I by the CFA Institute.

 

Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mr. Luttini worked as M&A Associate at PwC Argentina and as Corporate Finance Senior Analyst both at Corporación América (Eurnekian Group) and at BRF Argentina.

 

Federico Luttini actively participates in the analysis, evaluation and execution of a wide variety of deals including M&A, project financing, corporate financing and debt restructuring, among others.

 

During 2016, Mr. Luttini was an assistant professor of postgraduate courses such as “Valuation” at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT).

Agustín Magliola

Business Manager

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.

Manuel Freire

Project Leader

Manuel Freire joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2018. He obtained an Engineering degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA) and is currently in the process of completing a Master in Finance program at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).

 

Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mr. Freire worked as Strategic Planning Analyst at Corporación América and at Compañía General de Combustibles. Formerly, he also worked for SC Johnson and Philips.

 

Manuel Freire has experience in the analysis, evaluation and execution of various types of corporate finance and investment banking deals.

Federico Domenici

Senior Financial Analyst

Federico Domenici joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2016 after he obtained a BA in Business Economy and a Master in Finance degree from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).

 

Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mr. Domenici worked as a Business Consultant for Accenture and in the Payments Department at Mercado Pago / Mercado Libre. Formerly, Mr. Domenici worked as Assistant to the MBA Director at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella (UTDT).

 

Federico Domenici has experience in the analysis and evaluation and provides support in the execution of various types of corporate finance and investment banking deals.

Manuel Saman

Senior Financial Analyst

Manuel Saman joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2016 after he obtained a BA in Business Administration from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata (UNLP). Manuel Saman is currently in the process of completing a Master in Finance program at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT).

 

Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mr. Saman worked as a Financial Analyst in the Treasury and Planning departments at YPF.

 

Manuel Saman has experience in the analysis and evaluation and provides support in the execution of various types of corporate finance and investment banking deals.

Cruz Dell’Acqua

Junior Financial Analyst

Cruz Dell’Acqua joined Finanzas & Gestión in 2018. He is currently studying Industrial Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA).

 

Prior to joining Finanzas & Gestión, Mr. Dell’Acqua worked as Private Equity Intern at Patagonia Capital Partners.

 

Cruz Dell’Acqua has experience in the analysis and evaluation and provides support in the execution of various types of financial transactions.

Carolina Hoiak

Office Manager

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.