Nexxus by the numbers

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Divestments

(6 IPOs)

Our Ambition

Is to be a multi-region alternative asset manager with whom investors and enterprises prefer to associate with due to our consistent top tier returns, value creation capabilities and integrity

What we do

We invest across regional alternative asset classes on behalf of our investors, aiming to generate attractive investment returns through a disciplined approach to create value

Nexxus Private Equity Mexico

Investment approach based on a structured and disciplined due diligence process, where we strive to create value by investing in medium-sized companies in Mexico where our capital, insights, and operational support can drive transformation

Ticket size

>US$15m

Focus

Companies with MX/US footprint or international growth potential

Region

Mexico and US 

Target

Medium-sized companies in resilient industries

Investment Strategy

Majority and influential minority stakes

Sectors

Fragmented industries with consolidation potential

Nexxus Private Equity Iberia

Nexxus Iberia partners with management teams of Spanish and Portuguese growing and profitable SMEs to support them in their organic and inorganic growth plan, in the internationalization process and in the definition of the corporate governance policies

Ticket size

€10m - €25m

Focus

International expansion

Region

Spain and Portugal

Target

Small and medium-sized companies

Investment Strategy

Majority and influential minority positions

Sectors

Fragmented industries with consolidation potential

Nexxus Mezzanine Mexico

We provide tailor-made debt/equity structured financings to mid-sized Mexican growth companies, while supporting their institutionalization path. Investment approach based on pursuing a cash flow lending strategy, where the source of repayment comes from cash flow generation but also relying on strong structured collaterals

Ticket size

MXN$80m - MXN$800m

Structures

Convertible, preferred stock, senior, subordinated, secured or unsecured debt

Region

Mexico 

Target

Medium-sized companies in resilient industries

Financing Opportunities

Refinancing, M&A, credit lines, growth, and recaps

Strategic JV with Ignia

Ignia is a a venture capital firm that invests in world-class tech entrepreneurs solving problems faced by the emerging middle class in Latam

For more information, visit Ignia

We support companies with funds, talent, and experience to take them to a higher level

People

Procuring best talent, aligning interests, promoting best performers and retaining essential teams, while providing key experience and network

Accelerate revenue growth

With new business lines, products or services, and new geographies

International expansion

Diversifying revenue with exposure to US, LATAM and European markets

Capital allocation

Helping companies optimize their capital structure by financing their projects through debt or equity

M&A and market consolidation

Searching for new opportunities, accelerating the process, while management teams focus on due diligence and industrial fit

Technology adoption

Increasing technological adoption that could potentially result in new business and optimal operations

Corporate governance

Building institutional government bodies and implementing best ESG practices suitable for SMEs and specific business strategies

We focus on creating long-term value for our investors and our portfolio companies

Trusted partner

Reputation results in robust proprietary pipeline

Cohesive team

Cycle-tested leadership with a deep knowledge of the local markets where we operate

Multi-sector specialist

Investing across the capital structure with a focus on recurring industries where we have been successful

Multi–region presence

Visibility of trends result in investment ideas and better assessment of geographic expansion for portfolio companies

Value creation

Tailored plans and intensive monitoring for every investment, relying both on internal and external resources

Hear from our leadership team

José Antonio Roca

Mexico
Intern

José Antonio is an intern at the Mexico City office. He is currently in his final semester of studies towards a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Tecnológico de Monterrey. José Antonio also completed a Business Analysis and Valuation course at the London School of Economics.

Alonso González

Mexico
Analyst

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 Diazayas

Iberia
Managing Partner

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 Villalobos

Mexico
Director

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 professor.

Javier Orozco

Mexico
Director

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 Dávila

Iberia
Director

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 Ascencio

Mexico
Vice-President

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 Aranzabal

Mexico
Associate

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

Edgar Velasco

Mexico
Associate

Edgar focuses on the firm’s mezzanine investments in Mexico. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2021, Edgar was part of the Investment Banking team at Banorte, where he participated on equity and debt capital markets transactions. Edgar holds a degree in Economics from Universidad Anahuac.

Javier Rodriguez

Mexico
Associate

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 Uruñuela

Mexico
Associate

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 González

Mexico
Analyst

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 Gómez

Iberia
Analyst

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.

Martin Ricoy

Pumping Team Chairman

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.

Diana Echemendia

Mexico
Investor Relations

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.

Fernando Zapata

Mexico
Legal

Fernando is part of the legal team based in Mexico City. Prior to joining Nexxus in 2020, Fernando was an associate at EY Law and Creel, García-Cuellar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. in M&A and Banking and Finance Law and was responsible of the pro bono area. Fernando holds a law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho and has an LLM in Banking and Finance Law from Queen Mary University of London.

Christianne Ibáñez

Mexico
Head of Investor Relations

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 Vidal

General Counsel

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 Ruiz

Iberia
Analyst

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.

Marimar Torreblanca

Miranda Partners ESG CEO

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

Álvaro de Arrigunaga

Modatelas CEO

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.

Jorge Raull

Transnetwork CEO

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

Traxion Executive President

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

PriceTravel Co-CEO

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.

Ivo Van Vollenhoven

Twenty Four Seven CEO

+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.

Arturo Saval

Chairman and
Senior Managing Partner

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).