Private Equity - FacultyValue Creation through Private Capital
Rafael Gonzalo Peces
Managing Director at LINK Financial
Rafael is Managing Director of Operations, Strategy & Corporate Development at LINK Financial, parent company of LCM Partners, which he joined in 2003 to launch their Spanish operations. LINK is one of the leading funds in Europe investing in distressed consumer receivables and providing direct lending opportunities. Previously, he has worked for Bain & Company, Merrill Lynch and PwC, among others. Rafael has a BA in Business Administration and an MBA from INSEAD. He is professor of Private Equity in IE’s Master in Finance and Master in Advanced Finance, member of the advisory board for Spain & Portugal at Wolters Kluwer and member of the academic counsel at FIDE Foundation.
Ignacio is currently the CEO of Audax Capital Partners, a financial firm specialized in M&A and fund management and Chief Strategist at Inversis Banco. He has 25 years of investment banking experience having worked in M&A, Debt Financing, and Financial Restructurings. He has worked for BBVA, Rothschild, and Lehman Brothers. Ignacio completed his post-graduate studies at Kiel Institute of World Economics in Germany and the London School of Economics. He is professor of Advanced Corporate Finance at IE Business School in Madrid and a Visiting Professor at the Chicago University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the University of the Pacific in California.
Eusebio has over 25 years of professional experience analyzing, structuring and executing corporate debt and private equity transactions, as shareholder, lender, borrower, manager and investor. He is currently leading a firm focused on advising Spanish mid market firms and funds looking for resources, investors and/or investees. From 2010 until January 2015 he was Partner at N+1 Mercapital (now Alantra), the leading private equity firm in Spain, also present in Latin America. He has worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Nuter Feed as Corporate Director, and in consulting for Accenture and SiarBossard. Eusebio has a BA in Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.
Alberto is Partner and Head of Corporate at Herbert Smith Freehills. He has broad experience working with clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, LBOs for private equity players, corporate restructuring, equity capital markets transactions and private commercial transactions. Alberto’s experience includes advising Portobello Capital, KKR, and H.I.G. Capital, among others.
Damian has nearly twenty years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance and investment management. He has worked for some of the top leading global financial institutions. He started his career at JP Morgan and since then has worked for Ernst & Young, BNP Paribas and Haitong Bank, where he was a Managing Director and Head of Equity and Debt Capital Markets. Professor Rubianes started his academic career in 2013 and is now dedicated full-time to teaching, as an associate professor at Universidad CEU San Pablo and IE Business School.