taysacp taysa capital partners boutique financial

Leading boutique investment bank that provides financial advisory services to clients and invests in venture capital and private equity in Latin America

US$ 47 Bn
Transactions Amount
+138
Number of Transactions
+50 Years
Aggregate Team Experience
20 Countries
Experience in Transactions

Our

Platform

Advisory Services

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

    Supporting sellers and buyers in executing their growth opportunities and divestment plans
  • Capital Raising

    Securing equity and debt funding to help companies achieve their strategic objectives
  • Restructuring

    Helping management teams, shareholders and creditors navigate through debt refinancings and restructurings
  • Private Equity

    Investing capital of its own and of third parties in financially sound established businesses
  • Venture Capital

    Investing capital of its own and of third parties in start-ups to support their growth

Financial Strategies

Our

Team

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Santiago Alsina
Managing Partner
Santiago Alsina
Managing Partner

Santiago Alsina is Managing Partner of TAYSA Capital Partners. He has more than 30 years of investment banking experience, having executed more than 120 M&A, Debt Restructuring and Capital Raising transactions for an aggregate amount of more than US$ 37 Bn in 16 countries.

Mr. Alsina was the former Managing Director, Head of Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group in Latin America excluding Brazil and Mexico and Head of Argentina at Lazard. He has executed transactions and provided financial advisory services in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, USA, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Venezuela, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Throughout his career, Mr. Alsina has participated in many of the most relevant transactions in Latin America and has advised global blue-chip clients including Equinor, Stellantis, Engie, Total, Sempra Energy, LG International, AIMCo, Shell, Glencore, China Southern Power Grid, Ecopetrol, YPF, Statkraft, Redes Energéticas Nacionais, Telefónica de España, Peugeot, PAE, Corporación America & CGC, the Government of Colombia, the Government of Panama, EPM, Energía de Bogotá, among many others.

Mr. Alsina joined Lazard in 1999 and was promoted to Director of Corporate Finance in 2005 and Managing director in 2010. Prior to joining Lazard, he was an Associate at Salomon Smith Barney (NYC), and Manager of Financial Advisory at Coopers & Lybrand.

B.A. in Business Administration, Universidad Católica Argentina; CPA, Universidad Católica Argentina; MBA, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (Edward Tuck Scholar, and Prize for excellence in finance). Former member of the Tuck Latin American Advisory Board.

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Jasmine Earnshaw
Director
Jasmine Earnshaw
Director

Jasmine Earnshaw is Director of TAYSA Capital Partners. She has over 17 years of investment banking experience, having executed more than 50 M&A, Debt Restructuring and Capital Raising transactions for an aggregate amount of more than US$ 25 Bn in 16 countries.

Ms. Earnshaw was the former Director of Lazard’s Power, Energy & Infrastructure Group in Latin America excluding Brazil and Mexico. She participated in transactions in the Power, Energy & Infrastructure (PEI), Financial Institutions (FIG), and Telecom & Technology (TMT) industries throughout Latin America, working frequently with clients and counterparties from the US, Europe and Asia.

Throughout her career, Ms. Earnshaw has participated in some of the most relevant transactions in Latin America, advising global blue-chip clients including Equinor & Scatec, Stellantis, Engie, Sempra Energy, Corporacion America, the Colombian Government, YPF, Redes Energeticas Nacionais, Total, EPM, Scotiabank, Santander, Suramericana, Banco Reformador, Grupo Financiero Galicia, among many others.

Before joining Lazard’s Financial Advisory team in 2012, Ms. Earnshaw worked in Equity Research for 2 years at Lazard covering telecom and financial companies in Argentina for Lazard Argentina and Lazard Capital Markets (New York) clients. Before Lazard in 2010, she worked for 4 years at Crisil Irevna, part of the Standard & Poor’s group, working with Bank of America-Merrill Lynch’s global head of telecom equity research.

B.A. in Economics, Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, 2006); Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, 2012).

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Ornella Bottin
Associate
Ornella Bottin
Associate

Ornella Bottin is an Associate of TAYSA Capital Partners. She has over 5 years of experience in financial advisory, including M&A and debt restructuring. She worked for 4 years at Lazard where she was an Associate in the Power, Energy and Infrastructure group in Latin America excluding Brazil and Mexico.

Ms. Bottin participated in transactions throughout Latin America and Central America in the PEI and O&G sectors. She has advised blue-chip clients from around the globe including Equinor & Scatec, Stellantis, Engie, CGC, AES, Ecopetrol, Stoneway, Sigma FI.

B.S. in Business Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Buenos Aires, 2018).

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Alfonso Sundblad
Analyst
Alfonso Sundblad
Analyst

Alfonso Sundblad is an Analyst at TAYSA Capital Partners. He is a economics graduate with deep knowledge in programming, natural language processing and big data.

Mr. Sundblad taught economics at Cardenal Newman High School for 3 years, where he managed classes of c.30 students and coordinated curricula with the school authorities. He also designed and taught a full Excel course for his students.

B.S. in Economics, Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, 2023).

Our

Experience

US$ 401 MM

SIGMA SAFI on the sale of two wind farms (129 MW) to Luz del Sur (China Three Gorges)

2023
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Peru
Undisclosed

Equinor & Scatec on the sale of a 117 MW solar plant to Central Puerto

2023
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Argentina
US$ 100 MM
*

Stellantis on the acquisition of a 49.5% stake in 360 Energy

2023
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Argentina
US$ 2.0 Bn
*

AES Andes on the financial restructuring of the 531 MW hydro project Alto Maipo

2022
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Chile
US$ 841 MM
*

Stoneway Capital, controlling shareholder of Araucaria Energy (c. 800 MW) on its financial Restructuring and sale of the Company

2022
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Argentina
Undisclosed
*

Engie on the sale of Litoral Gas to LG Stream

2022
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Argentina
Undisclosed
*

CGC on the acquisition of Sinopec Argentina (25,000 boepd production)

2021
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Argentina
US$ 7.6 Bn
*

Sempra Energy on the sale its equity interest in Chile, including Chilquinta, to State Grid Corporation and of its equity interests in Peru, including Luz del Sur, to China Three Gorges

2020
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Chile & Peru
Undisclosed
*

FDN (Colombian Government) on the splitting and sale of Electricaribe to EPM and Energia de Pereira

2020
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Colombia
US$ 225 MM Transaction US$ 3.0 Bn Project
*

Volcan (Glencore subsidiary) on its agreement with COSCO Shipping to form a partnership in Terminales Portuarios Chancay

2019
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Peru
US$ 310 MM
*

YPF on the capitalization of YPF Luz for 25% of the Company by GE

2018
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Argentina
US$ 1.3 Bn
*

China Southern Power Grid on the acquisition of Brookfield’s 27.7% stake in Transelec

2017
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Chile

(*) Represents selected transactions completed by TAYSA professionals over the course of their carriers at prior firms

Map of LatinoAmerica with all the countries highlighted where Taysa has done business with (over 98%)
Extensive experience in cross-border transactions
Advised clients across Latin America