LXG

Our Firm

History

LXG’s partners bring over 35 years of combined experience in the most advanced and challenging markets worldwide, having executed transactions with over US$30bn in deal value at JPMorgan, Citigroup and Merrill Lynch. Furthermore our partners have extensive experience executing large cross border M&A transactions all across Latin America.

Fernando

Fort

Executive Director

Fernando has been involved in the banking industry for the last 24 years, holding executive positions within Credicorp Group, in Investment and Corporate Banking, Retail Banking and as Managing Director for Mid-Size Companies Commercial Banking.



In early 2012, he became head of the Wealth Management Division in charge of Private Banking, UHNW clients and also a segment of Affluent Clients. He was a board member for Credicorp Capital and for Atlantic Security Bank, G.C.. Mr. Fort has a Bachelor´s Degree in Science of Business Administration from Bryant University, Smithfield R.I., and an MBA, with concentration in finance, from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.



Presently, Fernando is incorporated to LXG MFO, as Executive Director.

Contact : fernando.fort@lxgmfo.com

Felix

Segura

Partner

Felix is Founder and CEO of LXG MFO. Felix has over 20 years experience in the financial sector having worked in Private Banking Investments and Corporate Banking.


Before LXG, Felix was a Director, responsible for managing investment portfolios for private clients, at Credit Suisse Private Banking (USA) and was responsible for the office of Credit Suisse Private Banking in Peru. Prior to that, he was a Director in private banking at JP Morgan (USA) where he managed Latin American private client portfolios with Assets under Management totaling more than $ 1,500 million.


Before joining JP Morgan, Felix worked at Citigroup for more than 10 years, first based in Lima, covering a portfolio of local and multinational companies and then based in the US as Director of the Corporate Banking business for the Andean region. At Citigroup he was a member of the regional credit committee and was involved in various corporate finance transactions (debt issuances, syndicated loans, project financing) to corporations, financial institutions and governments in the region.


Felix graduated from Babson College (USA) where he studied business administration and holds a masters degree in business administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School (USA). Felix was born in Peru and lived 12 years in the US.

Contact : felix.segura@lxgmfo.com

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

Our People

Our partners are supported by a team of full time junior professionals who have all undergone rigorous training in analyst and associate programs with top institutions on Wall Street.

Culture and Values

We believe in principled leadership

Dedicated, full-time senior commitment: Our clients benefit from the full attention of our senior partners, who are directly involved in each and every assignment from start to finish.

Extensive international network: Through our strong international network of contacts we can afford our clients close access to sources of capital and strategic opportunities.

Sustainability: LXG’s by-laws commit the company to be profitable but also to doing good. LXG’s team members try to dedicate 10% of their company time to not-for-profit pursuits and the company aims to donate 10% of earned success fees to causes serving the common good.

Principled: We conduct business according to firm ethical and moral standards and will not sacrifice our position or our relationships for short-term gain.

Deep experience: Our partners bring a combined 35 years of experience in capital raising and corporate finance advisory, across challenging markets and situations. We only hire full time staff with extensive international training and experience.

Yet strong regional knowledge: Rooted firmly in Latin America we have unrivaled knowledge and access to cross regional opportunities.

Locations

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ortiz de Ocampo 3302, Modulo 3, piso 1, oficina 9, CP 1425, CABA

+54 11 4803-8271/8281

info@lxgcapital.com

Lima, Perú

Av. Felipe Pardo y Aliaga 675, San Isidro, 15073, Lima
+51 1 7087400
info@lxgcapital.com

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