Team

Fernando Casas

Partner

Previous experience: Citigroup / ABN Amro / Cofivalle

Fernando Casas is a founder and Partner at Atlantico Capital. He is a financial executive with strong corporate leadership, experience in corporate and investment banking, M&A advisory and business development, with an impressive track record in transactions over the past 19 years. Mr. Casas got a Master’s degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá.

Prior to developing Atlantico Capital, Mr. Casas was the Head of Corporate Finance for Citigroup covering Central America and the Caribbean (CCA) from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that he was Head of Corporate Finance in Colombia.

From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Casas worked as Sector Banker for ABN AMRO’s Telecom Media & Technology Business Unit in charge of the Andean Region, based in Bogotá. Prior to working at ABN AMRO, he worked for 2 years at Corfivalle as a Senior Associate in the Investment Banking Unit and before that he was a Financial Analyst at Proquinal where he began his career.

Key Transactions

  • US$200 MM syndicated loan for Trinidad Cement Limited.
  • US$260 MM underwriting for DPP (one of AES’ companies in the Dominican Republic).
  • Sale of 8% of AES Dominicana to Grupo Estrella – Linda for US$96 MM.
  • Sale of 10% of Phoenix Park to a consortium of asset managers in Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Sale of Tricom, the lead CATV operator in Dominican Republic, to Altice.
  • Digicel re-financing of its syndicated loan for US$ 1 bln.
  • US$630 MM acquisition financing for SOL acting as Joint Lead Arranger.
  • US$150 MM Syndicated Loan for Caucedo / DP World.
  • US$ 200 MM Syndicated Loan for Haina.
  • Advisory to Endesa on its sale of a 7.2% stake in Empresa de Energia de Bogota.
  • Advisory to Inversiones Argos on its acquisition of a 20% stake of Colinversiones.
  • M&A advisory to Ecopetrol in expansion process (i.e. Petrotech, Hocol and K2).
  • Valuation of Ecopetrol for its IPO.
  • M&A advisory to Colombia Telecomunicaciones on its privatization.
  • Financings to BellSouth, Empresa de Telefonos de Bogota, Avantel, Comunicaciones Moviles del Peru, Telefonica and CANTV.
Key Transactions
  • US$200 MM syndicated loan for Trinidad Cement Limited.
  • US$260 MM underwriting for DPP (one of AES’ companies in the Dominican Republic).
  • Sale of 8% of AES Dominicana to Grupo Estrella – Linda for US$96 MM.
  • Sale of 10% of Phoenix Park to a consortium of asset managers in Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Sale of Tricom, the lead CATV operator in Dominican Republic, to Altice.
  • Digicel re-financing of its syndicated loan for US$ 1 bln.
  • US$630 MM acquisition financing for SOL acting as Joint Lead Arranger.
  • US$150 MM Syndicated Loan for Caucedo / DP World.
  • US$ 200 MM Syndicated Loan for Haina.
  • Advisory to Endesa on its sale of a 7.2% stake in Empresa de Energia de Bogota.
  • Advisory to Inversiones Argos on its acquisition of a 20% stake of Colinversiones.
  • M&A advisory to Ecopetrol in expansion process (i.e. Petrotech, Hocol and K2).
  • Valuation of Ecopetrol for its IPO.
  • M&A advisory to Colombia Telecomunicaciones on its privatization.
  • Financings to BellSouth, Empresa de Telefonos de Bogota, Avantel, Comunicaciones Moviles del Peru, Telefonica and CANTV.