Nexxus is an investment firm focused on private equity and mezzanine debt for middle market companies in Mexico and Spain. With over $1.6 billion of capital dedicated to growing more than 40 companies, we have positioned ourselves as one of the largest and most experienced investment firms in the regions where we operate.
Equity investments in middle market growth companies between US$15m and US$20m across Mexico.
1998 | US$77m | Fully realized
Equity fund with tickets between US$15m and US$20m in mid-sized companies in Mexico, special focus on pharma and health.
2002 | US$120m | Fully realized
Growth equity fund with investments between US$25m – US$50m in Mexico.
2007 | US$146m | Fully realized
Equity investments in Mexican middle market growth companies between US$25m and US$50m with a focus on consumer goods.
2010 | US$310m | Active
Growth equity fund with tickets between US$25m and US$50m in Mexican middle market growth companies with international expansion opportunities.
2013 | US$550m | Active
Equity investments between €10m – €25m in small and mid-sized companies across Spain and Portugal with international expansion opportunities.
2018 | EUR$170m | Active
Tailor-made debt structures between MXN$200m – MXN$800m for mid-sized Mexican growth companies.
2018 | MXN$3,500m | Active
Martin Ricoy has an Extensive career in US multinational in various management positions, such as Crown Cork, Campbell Soup Company or Ralston Purina.
He has served as CEO of Kayser Roth Corporation in Greensboro, CEO of GRUMA Corporation in Dallas, and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid for Europe.
Martin now serves as CEO of Pumping Team and Chairman of Gebomsa.
Martin holds a BBA from The University of Notre Dame (USA) and an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance.
Alonso is an Analyst in the Mexico City office Prior to joining Nexxus in 2019, Alonso served as an investment banking associate, providing advisory services in M&A, structured bond issuances, and private equity capital raisings. Alonso holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Alejandro is a Managing Partner at Nexxus Iberia. Alejandro has extensive experience in private equity and has participated in the completion of several of the firm’s investment cycles. He is also a board member and member of the Investment Committee of Nexxus Iberia. Prior to joining Nexxus in 1997, Alejandro worked for a family-owned company, overseeing plant design, quality control, administrative information systems and product design. Alejandro holds a bachelor’s degree with academic excellence in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Santiago focuses on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and provides support to Iberia. Prior to rejoining Nexxus in 2019, Santiago co-founded Tera Capital, a Mexican based search fund. Previously, he was an Equity Research Analyst at UBS in the Latin American group based in Mexico City. Santiago has an M.B.A. from Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Chemical Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana, where he serves as an adjunct professor.
Javier focuses on the firm’s Mezzanine investments in Mexico. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2016, Javier was Head of the Corporate Banking Coverage team for Deutsche Bank Mexico. Previously, Javier spent many years in senior banking positions for Citi-Banamex, GE Capital and Bank of America. Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Anahuac del Sur.
Juan Pedro focuses on the firm’s growth investments in Spain and Portugal. Prior to joining Nexxus Iberia in 2016, Juan Pedro worked in investment banking division at J.P. Morgan (London) and afterwards at AZ Capital (Madrid). Juan Pedro holds a double bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Law from the Pontifical University of Comillas (ICADE E-3) and an MBA from IE Business School where he graduated with distinction.
Luis is a Vice-President based in the Mexico City office. He focuses on the firm’s growth investments in Mexico and has executed several investment, divestment, and strategic operational processes for several portfolio companies. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2015, Luis worked at SAI Consultores, an Investment Boutique firm where he concentrated on equity and debt transactions. Luis holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana.
Mikel focuses on the firm’s portfolio companies development in Mexico and serves as member of boards and committees of certain portfolio companies. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2017, Mikel was responsible for the financial planning of Taco Holding, a Nexxus portfolio company. Mikel holds a B.S. in finance from Universidad Iberoamericana
Lorenzo focuses on the firm’s mezzanine investments in Mexico. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2019, Lorenzo worked in the Latam Infrastructure and Energy Investment Team at BlackRock where he participated on Equity and Debt transactions. Previously, he worked as advisor to the CEO at CFE, Mexican state-owned electricity utility. Lorenzo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and master’s in Finance both from Universidad Anahuac and has passed the CFA Level II.
Javier focuses on the firm’s mezzanine investments in Mexico. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2018, Javier was part of the Equity Research team at Morgan Stanley. Javier holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from ITAM and has passed the CFA Level II.
Daniel is an Associate in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2018, Daniel was an Analyst at a Mexican oil company. Previously, he was an Analyst in Fitch Ratings public finance area. Daniel studied Economics in the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and he passed the CFA Level I in 2017.
Rodrigo is an Analyst in the Mexico City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Rodrigo served as an Associate in the investment banking division at Actinver, where he also assisted in managing the bank’s private equity fund. Rodrigo holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Jaime is an Analyst based in Madrid City office. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2018, Jaime worked at 3i and at PwC in the Deals division, both in Madrid. Jaime holds a bachelor’ degree in Business Administration from ICADE.
+19 years in production industry; prior to 24/7, Freelance Production Manager 1998-00 and Producer of Bee’s Pictures 2000-04.
Leader and visionary. Holds relationship with clients. Aims to grow the business to a multinational production servicer.
Graduate in European Arts Audio-Visual Media Productions by Humberside University.
Diana is part of the Investor Relations team and previously served as a Mezzanine Analyst based in Mexico City. Before joining Nexxus in 2018, Diana worked at Scotiabank in the asset management area. Diana holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and has passed the CFA Level II.
Christianne is the firm’s Head of Investor Relations based in Mexico City. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Christianne was the IRO at Vesta and before that she was the IRO at ICA. Christianne holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration from Universidad Anahuac and a Corporate Finance degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana.
Ana is the firm’s General Counsel based in Mexico City. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2016, Ana worked for 4 years at Basham as a paralegal focused on general corporate matters and corporate finance transactions. Ana received her law degree in 2016 from Universidad Anáhuac.
Rafael is an Analyst based in Madrid office. Prior to joining Nexxus Iberia in 2020, Rafael worked for 3 years at Alantra’s (former N+1) Active Fund QMC and Corporate Finance areas. Rafael holds a Master’s in Finance from IE Business School and a double degree in Business Administration and Finance from Barton College. Rafael passed the CFA Level III in 2019.
Nur Cristiani, CFA, is J.P. Morgan’s Mexico Equity Strategist. She has been with the firm for ten years and has been ranked among the top 3 in Mexico Strategy in Institutional Investor for all of them. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Nur worked as an EM Strategist for the Mexico Onshore Private Bank of Credit Suisse and as a portfolio manager at BBVA for six years, managing LatAm portfolios ranging from government and corporate fixed income to derivatives and equities. She was the youngest woman to receive the CFA designation in Mexico back in 2009 and is actively engaged in J.P. Morgan´s efforts for promoting female advancement in the financial industry.
Prior to joining Modatelas, he served as the SVP & Chief Merchandising Officer at Walmart Mexico and Central America. With more than two decades of experience in retail, Alvaro has been responsible of the commercial strategy, sales, margins, profits, P&L and store growth of Walmart, Bodega discount stores and Superama supermarkets. Previously he held senior positions as Vice-president of Walmart, Suburbia, Bodega Aurrera and Superama. Alvaro also serves as a member of the Board and Foundation of Walmart. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration from la Universidad de las Américas.
Mariuz has a Law and International Relations Degree, with a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Latin America. After a period in the academia and civil society organizations, she has 15 years’ experience in corporate sustainability and is now Director of Sustainability and Responsible Investment in Grupo Financiero Banorte. She is President of the Sustainability Group in the Mexican Stock Exchange, Vice-President of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in the International Chamber of Commerce – Mexico. She is part of the group of founders of the Principles for Responsible Banking with the United Nations, member of the LATAM Committee for the Principles for Responsible Investment and Co-Chair for the Global Working Group of the Task-Force for Nature-Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).
Marimar is founding partner and CEO of Miranda ESG, a sustainability advisory firm for corporates and investors. She is also partner of Miranda IR (aninvestor Relations advisory firm for corporates) and co-founder of Mujeres en Finanzas Mexico (a non-profit organization which seeks to provide the necessary tools to help women in the Mexican financial industry advance their careers). Marimar has over 16 years experience in financial and strategic analysis. Before Miranda Partners, she held different positions at UBS, specializing in real estate Equity research for over 10 years. She has analyzed companies in different industries and different development stages, including many of them undergoing capital market transactions. Marimar graduated with honors from the Economics program at ITAM and later completed a Masters in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Operations Research from Columbia University in New York. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst certificate from the CFA institute
Mr. Raull has ample experience in the financial services markets, having worked for Citigroup and Banamex for more than 13 years in Mexico, the United Kingdom and the USA. Between 1995 and 2000 Mr. Raull was General Manager for Banamex’s Houston Agency. He obtained his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and is fluent in Spanish, German and English.
He is a founding partner and CEO of Transnetwork LLC; the most diversified B2B electronic domestic and cross-border processing and payment platform in Latin America, with over 60,000 locations through the largest retailers and Banks in 12 countries.
Aby Lijtszain is a distinguished Mexican entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in the transportation and logistics industry in Mexico. In 1998, at the age of 20 he executed his first acquisition and founded Transportes LIPU, which today is the largest student and personnel transportation company in the country. Some years later, and with a vision of integrating a highly fragmented sector, he founded TRAXION. Currently, Mr. Lijtszain is co-founder and Executive President. In only eight years, TRAXIÓN has evolved into the largest mobility and logistics company in Mexico and consolidated as the pivot between the logistics and transportation industry, and the financial sector in the country, establishing the first such investment platform in Mexico. Moreover, Mr. Lijtszain has executed and successfully integrated more than 15 M&A transactions and founded and sponsored several companies including a vehicle leasing firm aimed to government institutions, diverse advertising and marketing businesses, and a security company. Mr. Lijtszain holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de México (ITAM) and earned a degree in Business Consulting from the same institution.
Jorge Restrepo is a Colombian entrepreneur with broad experience in the tourism industry and deep knowledge of digital marketing and travel focused technological innovations. At the age of 32, Jorge founded TiquetesBaratos.com, the leading online travel agency (“OTA”) in Colombia by number of transactions. In 2015, Jorge joined PriceTravel through the acquisition of TiquetesBaratos. Jorge now serves as Co-CEO, where he has implemented a state of the art technological platform and overseen the implementation of key strategies and best practices throughout the company, positioning PriceTravel as one of the leading OTAs in both Mexico and Colombia. Jorge holds a Business Administration Degree from the ICESI Colombia.
Arturo is the Chairman and Senior Managing Partner of the firm. For over two decades, Arturo has helped Nexxus become a leading growth investment firm in Mexico and Spain. He has deep experience in private equity and investment banking, having participated in numerous debt and equity transactions, both private and public, as well as in multiple advisory assignments. Prior to Nexxus, he held senior positions at Grupo Santander México, Grupo GBM, Interacciones and Grupo Serfin. Arturo also served as Chairman of the Board of the Mexican Private Equity Association (AMEXCAP) and on the Board of the Latin American Venture Capital Association (LAVCA).