Directorio

se eligió a los siguientes miembros del directorio

Javier

Zavala

Partner

Javier was previously the Co-Head of Financial Institutions Group for Latin America at Merrill Lynch based in New York, with responsibility over all financial services companies within the region, including banks, insurance companies, broker dealers, pension funds, asset managers, etc. While at Merrill Lynch, Javier was responsible for all strategic and capital raising transactions involving financial institutions in Latin America. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch Javier spent six years at Salomon Brothers´ and Citigroup´s Financial Institutions Group.

Javier has done extensive work in M&A in the financial services space for large clients involving mainly cross-border transactions for companies entering and exiting local and regional markets. His deal experience includes a variety of transactions in bank and specialty finance restructurings, private and public capital raising (including debt, equity and hybrid capital), and advisory in M&A processes, having performed advisory work for multinational institutions like Santander, Societe Generale, Generali, Caja Madrid, among others.
Prior to joining Salomon Brothers, Javier worked at BankBoston N.A. in the Corporate Banking Division, both in Lima and Boston for five years, where he did extensive credit and risk analysis and was responsible for a portion of the bank’s corporate portfolio. Javier received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Catolica del Peru and an MBA from Dartmouth University, with an emphasis in finance. At Dartmouth, Javier did extensive research work in the corporate finance and corporate governance areas becoming a fellow of the “Center for Corporate Governance” at the Tuck School of Business. Javier was born and raised in Peru, and has lived for the past 10 years in the US. He currently live in Lima-Peru with his wife and children. Javier joined LXG Capital as a Partner after culminating his gardening leave from Merrill Lynch

Contact : javier.zavala@lxgcapital.com

Pablo

Luzardi

Partner

Before joining LXG Capital, Pablo was the Planning Director of private equity fund Cordia Bancorp Inc. in Washington DC. At Cordia Bancorp, Pablo specialized in the acquisition of financial institutions in the south of the United States. During 2008, Pablo was part of the Financial Institutions Group at Merrill Lynch in New York. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Pablo worked at Banco Santander for seven years holding different positions in the sales and trading, international funding and corporate lending divisions. Pablo has participated in recent transactions led by LXG Capital, including the sale of Amerika Financiera to Banco Financiero, the acquisition of Financiera Crear by Banco Compartamos, the successful US$85 million inaugural bond offering of ACP in the MILA (Peru+Colombia+Chile) market, the sale of ING Hipotecaria in Mexico to Banco Santander, the sale of a majority stake in Mibanco to Credicorp, the acquisition of City National Bank of Florida by Bci, among other transactions.


Pablo received a BS in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and obtained an MBA from the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth. Pablo heads LXG Capital’s office in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Contact : pablo.luzardi@lxgcapital.com

Martín

Farina

Partner

Martin was previously a Managing Director in J.P. Morgan’s Latin America Investment Bank. As Head of Investment Banking in the JPMorgan’s Mexico City office, he was in charge of all strategic and M&A transactions for J.P. Morgan in Mexico across industries. Prior to moving to Mexico, Martin also ran the Latin America Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan.


Martin joined J.P. Morgan in 1994 and worked on the main bank and insurance transactions in the region since then. Also, Martin had responsibilities originating M&A and capital transactions for banks in the US and Canada between the years of 2005 and 2006. Martin was a member of the Latin American Executive Committee at J.P. Morgan and participated in several global committees in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Martin worked at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in Washington DC and Sao Paulo.


Martin obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics (Summa Cum Laude) from the Wharton School in 1991. He was the direct research assistant doing extensive econometric modeling for Dr. Lawrence Klein, Nobel Laureate in Economics, during the 1990-1991 period. Martin is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German. He is co-author of the book “The Joy of Giving” and is one of the committee members organizing the Teleton Peru 2009. He was born and raised in Peru, lived 20 years in the US, a few years in Brazil and Mexico, and is now living in Lima with his wife and daughters.

Contact : martin.farina@lxgcapital.com