Finance Monthly - Deal Maker Awards 2023

Finance Monthly Deal Maker Awards 2023 Spain 31 About Joaquín Joaquín Gonzalo is a Managing Director in DC Advisory’s Madrid-based team. He leads the Debt Advisory team and also covers Healthcare. He has over 20 years of Investment banking experience, both in Mergers & Acquisitions, and Debt Advisory. During his career at DC Advisory, he has advised international groups such as Intermas, Idealista, Mémora and Iberchem and investment funds such as Corpfin Capital, Riverside Europe, HIG, DeA Capital and Magnum Industrial Partners. Joaquín’s knowledge of the market, structuring capabilities and ability to understand his clients’ need and to manage complex situation are core to the value he provides in the transactions he advises. Joaquín was a founding partner of Montalbán before its rebranding to DC Advisory in 2019. Prior to this, he worked with PwC, Banesto Corporate Finance and Atlas Capital. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from INSEAD Business School, a degree in Business and Economics from CUNEF University and a degree in Law from UNED in Madrid. DC Advisory DC Advisory is an international investment bank committed to making a difference. Our teams are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for our clients, offering innovative solutions with the right advice customized to each situation. As part of an established global business, we offer a unique platform with access to over 650 professionals in 22 locations throughout Asia, Europe, and the US – a deep, local presence across the world. Across 11 industry focused teams, we offer tailored, independent advice on M&A, debt raisings and restructurings, private capital, and access to unrivalled Asia investment knowledge. Our dedicated team of debt and restructuring professionals provides a full suite of balance sheet solutions in a fully integrated manner (acquisition finance, recapitalisations, refinancing, expansion capital, capital raising, covenant waivers resets and amendments, etc.). We provide experience assisting nearly every type of client, and we are recognised as leaders across our core European and US markets. In 2022, the firm closed 161 transactions across 10 sectors in 29 countries. Of these deals, 42 were in cross-border M&A, 77 were sell-side advice, and 27 were in Debt Advisory. DC Advisory Spain is comprised of more than 36 professionals with a significant track record across multiple sectors – including Financial Services, Education, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Tech & Services. The firm is led by Chairman León Benelbas, CEO Manuel Zulueta and Managing Directors Borja Lería, César García, Henry Berczely, Joaquín Gonzalo, Raúl J Julián and Rodrigo de la Viuda. In Spain, our Debt Advisory team has gained a strong reputation for negotiating with banks and debt funds in a highly complex environment after COVID-19. Amongst our recent transactions, we recently advised a consortium comprising of AXA IM and Swiss Life Asset Managers to raise the debt for the acquisition of Lyntia Networks. Other notable transactions include: advising H.I.G. Capital on its debt refinancing of Exterior Plus, Alantra on its acquisition of AgOlives, and Intermas Group on its debt refinancing & raising of ICO-backed financing. Our M&A team is a renowned expert in the Spanish mid-market, having been involved recently on the sale of Implika to MasterD (KKR), Vitruvian on its investment on Civitatis, Formación Alcalá on its sale to ACON Investment Europe, and DeA Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake of Alnut. To make a difference to people, the planet and progress, DC Advisory has pledged its commitment to three UN Sustainable Development Goals: good health and wellbeing (UN SDG 3), reduced inequalities (UN SDG 10) and climate action (UN SDG 13). Through focusing our efforts and resources on these common goals, we aim to make a difference where we can, to the areas that matter most. DC Advisory advised Exterior Plus on its debt refinancing

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