Private Equity - FacultyValue Creation through Private Capital
Rafael Gonzalo Peces
Managing Director at LCM Partners
Rafael is Managing Director at LCM Partners, part of LC Financial, which he joined in 2003 to launch their Spanish operations. LCM 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 in Europe, North and Latin America. Rafael has a MSc in Business Administration and an MBA from INSEAD. He is professor of Private Equity at IE’s Executive and Graduate programs and sits in different boards advising institutional investors.
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.
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.
Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills
Pablo is partner at the global law firm HSF and is an expert in private and public M&A transactions with a strong focus on private equity (in particular, LBOs and MBOs). Based in Madrid, Pablo advises leading Spanish and foreign entities, primarily in relation to corporate transactions, M&A and joint ventures. Pablo’s experience includes advising KKR, Magnum Capital, Antin Infrastructure Partners, among other private equity firms. His expertise in private equity and corporate/M&A practices is highlighted through listings in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He has been also ranked as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A Law and Private Equity Law by Best Lawyers.