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Atlantico Capital advised SAUR in the acquisition of Naunet in Colombia

Atlantico Capital together with CASE Corporate Finance France, acted as financial advisor to SAUR in the acquisition of Naunet in Colombia

Saur a leading French water services management company, participated by EQT Partners, that provides water infrastructure management services for municipalities, has announced on the 13th of June 2019 the 100% acquisition by its Spanish subsidiary Gestagua of Naunet in Colombia.

Naunet is active in the production and supply of drinking water and the provision of wastewater treatment services for midsize towns in three departments on the Atlantic coast of Colombia, delivered through five concession companies. Established in 2013, Naunet already serves around 400,000 customers and the average residual duration of the concession contracts held is 17 years.

Through this acquisition, SAUR is building a development platform for Colombia, whose stable regulatory framework, dynamic growth and significant water infrastructure investment needs offer the Group an attractive new market opportunity.

This acquisition is the first transaction that Atlantico, through the MAP Alliance, jointly executes with CASE Corporate Finance in Europe, a network of three investment banking boutiques: CASE Corporate Finance France, CASE Corporate Finance Germany and Cassiopeia in Italy. Atlantico, with the members of the MAP alliance, Metis Advisors in Brazil and Providence Capital in Chile have been working in analyzing opportunities with CASE Corporate Finance in Europe to maximize their cross border capabilities between Europe and the Americas.

Atlantico together with CASE Corporate Finance France acted as financial advisor to SAUR.

Nathaniel Felton

Nathaniel Felton is a Vice President at Atlantico Capital. He has 10+ years experience in the investment banking sector.

Prior to joining Atlantico Capital in 2015, he worked as an investment-banking associate at INTL FCStone securities Inc. (“INTL”), based in Miami as part of the project finance unit. Prior to INTL, he was an associate at Morgan Stanley Private Global Wealth Management based in New York, and was a credit analyst at Dexia Asset Management based in Paris, France.

Nathaniel holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University of Paris and, holds a Masters of Science in Finance from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.

Marcos Martínez

Marcos Martinez is a Vice President at Atlantico Capital. He has 10+ years experience in the investment banking sector.

Before joining Atlantico Capital in 2015, he worked as a Financial Analyst at the Structured Trade and Export Finance Department of Santander Bank.

Marcos is a CFA® Charterholder. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Business Administration from Menendez Pelayo International University and a Master’s Degree in Business Strategy from Francisco de Vitoria University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Francisco de Vitoria University. He is fluent in English and Spanish.