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“The 2018 inaugural IIF LatAm event proved to be a highly productive day of exchanges between the LatAm industry experts and the investor community – a great opportunity to have to-the-point discussions on what is to be expected and where to focus and rationalize efforts."
"The uniformly top quality of speakers and delegates and the strong representation from fund investors really differentiated the conference in an increasingly crowded LatAm infra conference space."
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Tony Gordon is involved in all aspects of AVAIO’s investment and operational activities. Mr. Gordon represents AVAIO as a board member of Mexico Pacific Limited, LLC.
Mr. Gordon has over 30 years of experience investing in real assets, having built global platform investment vehicles targeted at power; midstream; oil field services; clean coal; emissions risk management; and renewables.
Mr Gordon's focus areas include Energy, Water and ESG
Adi J. Blum is a Managing Director of the BlackRock Real Assets group within BlackRock Alternative Investors. Mr. Blum is responsible for investment origination, execution and exit strategy, focusing on the energy infrastructure sector.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2017, Mr. Blum was a Managing Director on the Energy Infrastructure team at First Reserve. Prior to joining First Reserve in 2011, Mr. Blum was a Vice President at High Road Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm. Prior to High Road Capital Partners, he was an Associate in Citigroup Markets & Banking’s Mergers & Acquisitions group.
Mr. Blum earned a B.S. from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in 2000 and an M.B.A. from New York University, Stern School of Business in 2006.
Jorge Camiña joined Allianz Global Investors in June 2016 as Director within the Infrastructure Debt team based in New York. Prior to joining, Camiña was Head of the Project & Acquisition Finance Group for Santander Global Corporate Banking in New York, leading a team responsible for the origination and structuring of non-recourse financing in North America, with a particular focus on infrastructure and energy in the US and Canadian markets. Camiña joined Santander in 2005 and held several positions and responsibilities at the Non-Recourse Financing Credit Group in Madrid and with the Corporate Syndicate Loans group in New York. Camiña’s background includes experience across different geographies, having worked on Latin American, US and European transactions, and segments ranging from Corporate Loans to Project Finance and Leverage Buyouts. Prior to joining Santander Camiña was with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria at the M&A Advisory Group in Madrid. Camiña initiated his career with Arthur Andersen and before that with ABN Amro Bank.
Carlos Viana heads the Latin America Interest Group at White & Case. Market-leading project sponsors and developers, as well as financial institutions and equity and debt fund investors, look to Carlos for advice on the development and financing of major infrastructure, natural-resource, industrial and energy projects and portfolios across Latin America. He has recently played a leading role in a number of landmark mandates in Latin America, including: the SIC-SING interconnection project and the Huatacondo, Laberinto and San Juan renewable energy projects in Chile; the Longitudinal de La Sierra road project and the Matarani port expansion in Peru; the ongoing acquisition, development and equity and debt financings of various thermal and renewable energy projects in Mexico; the ongoing first international PPP financing in Paraguay; the acquisitions and/or refinancings in the capital markets and loan markets of various renewable energy projects in Uruguay; the financing of six RenovAr projects in Argentina as well as supporting the bids for various projects by a major international consortium in Round 1 of the Argentina Roads PPP program; and the Pecasa and Agua Clara renewable energy projects in the Domincan Republic.
Nicolas joined Actis in 2011 and is part of the Energy team in Mexico covering Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America. He participated in the monitoring and exit of Actis’ investments in Energuate and GME, and is part of the investment team for Zuma, Atlas (where he is investment manager) and Saavi Energia.Prior to Actis, he was an investment banker within Citigroup’s Latin America Investment Banking team from 2007 to 2010, where he focused on M&A transactions in the energy and infrastructure space. He started his career in 2006 at BOT Consulting, a boutique strategy consulting firm in Colombia.Nicolas holds a BSc. in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Partho Sanyal, Managing Director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Latin America Investment Banking Group, has approx 19 years of investment and merchant banking experience at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and has worked in over 25 countries. He joined the Firm in 2001 and has spent much of his time covering the broader infrastructure sector - including power generation and distribution, water and wastewater, electric transmission, renewable energy and waste and environmental services. Since 2013, Partho assumed responsibility for covering the Utilities and Industrials sectors in Latin America.
Partho has experience with advisory, capital raising and structured finance transactions. Since 2001, Partho has been involved in over 80 capital markets transactions that have raised approximately $100 billion in capital. His experience includes the €4.5 bn IPO of Iberdrola Renovables, €1.6 bn IPO of EDP Renovaveis, €2.3 bn IPO of Enel Green Power, the $431 mm IPO of NRG Yield and the $828 mm IPO of Abengoa Yield and capital raises for CPFL Energia, Renova Energia, Ameresco, Invenergy, US Geothermal, Clean Energy Fuels, Fuel Systems Solutions, Fulcrum Bioenergy, Abengoa, TAESA, Rotoplas, Aguas Andinas, Pampa Energia, and Covanta.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch & Co., Partho spent approx. 5 years at the World Bank Group, where he focused on advising Governments around the world on privatizations of their infrastructure assets in emerging markets.
Juan Pereira leads the research team for Latin America from the New York office. He joined Inframation in 2016 and had been focusing primarily on greenfield activity and fundraising in the Spanish and Portuguese Speaking markets of the Americas. He started covering the Southern Cone activity, mainly Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Juan started his career in Uruguay where he worked in journalism and public affairs. He holds an undergraduate degree in Communications from Universidad Catolica del Uruguay and a master’s degree in international finance by Columbia University.
Mark Repsher is a LatAm energy and infrastructure expert at PA Consulting. Mark is an energy advisor with deep experience in understanding environmental regulations, and for over fifteen years has guided clients through initiatives spanning strategic resource planning, divestitures of non-core assets to enhance shareholder return, mergers and acquisitions, project development, restructurings and other litigation, off-take contract structuring and valuation, asset financing, identification of concrete value "off-ramps" to realize investment returns for specific power assets, and best practice analyses. He has worked with and presented before various Boards, CEOs, CFOs and executive management teams of utilities, cooperatives, private equity, independent power producers, and infrastructure funds when delivering on the aforementioned initiatives. Mark holds a B.A. in Economics.
Head of Vinci Partners' Structuring and Investor Relations team and member of the Investment Committee of Vinci Partners' Infrastructure team. From 2008 to 2009, he was a member of the Private Equity team of UBS Pactual Gestora de Investimentos Alternativos where he was responsible for sourcing, monitoring and analyzing investments in private and publicly traded companies. From 2009 to 2015, he was a partner and member of the Investment Committee of Vinci Partners' Real Estate team and partner of Vinci Partners' Private Equity team. Prior to join UBS Pactual, he worked at Credit Suisse's Investment Banking division, Iposeira Gestão de Ativos and at Oi. From 1998 to 2000, he worked at Internet start-up companies for GP Investimentos and at Playcenter S.A. He holds a degree in Civil and Industrial Engineering from PUC-Rio and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.