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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.
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.