Corporate Advisory

We advise our clients on the development of corporate operations and provide a wide range of services related to business strategy advice.
Akerton advises companies, venture capital and seed capital funds, family offices and family businesses on a range of corporate transactions. Acquisitions, capital increase, divestment, spin offs and strategic alliances. In addition, the firm provides financial strategy advice, business plan development, business valuation and interim management in the financial area.
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Ignacio Sanz Villaescusa

Ignacio holds a degree in International Business Administration and Management from Universidad Villanueva de Madrid. He also holds a BBA (Bachelor’s in business administration) degree from the same Villanueva University. He is a member of EFPA Spain, having obtained the €FA (European Financial Advisor) certificate.

In 2019 he began his professional career at BBVA bank, joining the Corporate Banking department.

In 2020 he joined Abante Asesores as a financial advisor in the Private Banking team, based on the monitoring of financial portfolios of private clients, restructuring and commercializing financial products: investment funds or private equity funds, among others.

In 2021, he joined the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team at Akerton Partners.

Almudena Redondo Cánovas del Castillo

Almudena holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration by CUNEF (attached to Complutense University of Madrid).

In 2015 she joined Billin, a Fintech startup, carrying out tasks such as analyzing databases, ratios and competitors to carry out business strategies.

After finishing her university studies, she completed a Master in Management with financial specialization by I.E. Business School.

In 2017 she joined Netvalue Forensic as a consultant, doing expert valuations and risk analysis of several financial products and reports of different sectors.

In 2018 she arrived at Mazars Financial advisory services to be part of the transaction team, carrying out Due Diligence operations (purchase and sale) of very diverse sectors and providing valuations and advice in sale and purchase processes for companies.

In 2019 she passed the CFA level I.

In 2021 she joined the Financing department at Akerton Partners.

Cristina Armijo

Cristina has a bilingual degree in Business Administration from CUNEF.

In 2018 she began her professional career at Inicia Corporate providing financial advisory services to different companies.

A year after graduating, she joined Banco Santander in the investment banking area, in the Global Transaction Banking Continental Europe department.

In 2020, she joined Ahorro Corporación in the department of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

In 2021, she started working in the Financing department at Akerton Partners.

Alice Cadet

Alice holds a degree in Franco-Spanish Business Administration from the universities of ICADE and NEOMA Business School, specializing in Corporate Finance. She has completed financial courses in Spain and France.

In 2017 she joined Teva Pharma‘s financial department offering accounting services, payment and collection management, and operational flow analysis.

In 2018 she joined the M&A team of SD Partners as a financial analyst, in which he performs valuation tasks of technology startups and industrial property, search for financing and operations of mergers, acquisitions and spin-off.

In 2020, she joined the Corporate dept of Akerton Partners.

Olga González

Olga holds a degree in Bilingual Economics from the University of Oviedo. After completing her studies in July 2019, she joined an estate administration in Gijón where she worked in accounting, payment management, taxes and customer service.

At the end of 2019 she joined the Forensic department at Akerton Partners.

Marina Agrelo

Marina holds a Degree in Journalism from Camilo José Cela University and a Master’s degree in Journalism in Radio, Television and Multimedia from the ̈Escuela Superior de Imagen y Sonido ̈.

She holds the title Cambridge in Advanced English (CAE), which certifies a C1 level in English, in addition to the DELF B2 title in French awarded by CIEP.

In 2015 she joined Fever Labs Inc. as Copywriter in the communication department, creating and translating content and taking care of SEO tasks.

From November 2015 to September 2016 she worked at the VNEWS Agency and the Canal Metro de Madrid – both part of the Secuoya Group – creating and distributing content to all national media.

After a four-month scholarship as an editor and reporter on the Non Stop People Spain television channel, Marina left to Italy for Erasmus, working remotely as Blogger and press manager for Coverontrip Digital Insurance for a year.

In July 2017, after returning from Erasmus, she joined the Non Stop People staff as an editor and reporter on News 1, News 2 and the Good Morning People program.

In 2019 she worked on Onda Cero, in the program ̈No Son Horas ̈, with José Luis Salas and Gemma Ruiz, as a broadcaster.

In December 2018 she joined Akerton Partners.

Arantxa Jiménez

Arantxa holds a degree in English Philology from the University of Alcalá de Henares. She has completed several accounting and finance courses at CEF and various language courses such as French or Italian.

In 2000 she joined the Fiat Group in Spain, becoming part of Fiat Ibérica, head of the Group in Spain.

In 2005 she joined Bergé Automotive Logitics where she carried out much of her work in the area of road transport insurance.

In 2013 she joined Akerton Partners.

Borja Hernández

In 2008 Borja began his career at Cajamar Bank as a private banking manager. In 2011, he joined the administrative department of Akerton Partners, S.L.In addition, he supports the different lines of business of the company (Back Office).

In 2017 he became part of the team of Annu Inversiones, S.L., where he participated in various transactions of assignment of receivables, loans and debt purchase.

Francisco Hernández

Francisco holds a degree in Finance and Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Finance from Carlos III University of Madrid.

In 2017 he joined KPMG’s audit department and, later, the Corporate Finance Department of Non-Performing Loan Portfolios (NPLs) and real estate assets (REOs).

In 2018 he joined the Investment Banking department of Arcano Partners in the M&A and debt capital market (DCM) team.

At the end of 2018 he joined the Corporate department of Akerton Partners.

In 2020 he became part of Akerton Partners financial advisory team.

José Antonio Verdú

Jose Antonio holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Castilla la Mancha. He completed his training with a Master’s Degree in Auditing and Higher Accounting from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid.

In 2014 he began his professional career as an Accounting and Tax Manager for various companies. In 2016 he became part of the Akerton Partners team, and since then he has participated in more than forty Forensic projects, as well as in the preparation of multiple Due Diligence and “Purchase Price Allocation” Reports’ (in different processes of assignment of the acquisition price of a company and calculation of goodwill).

In addition, he has collaborated in the preparation of economic reports for different R+D + i projects for public assistance applications.

Alberto Barquín

Alberto holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Carlos III University of Madrid, additionally he holds a Master’s degree in Higher Accounting from the U.N.E.D and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management with a specialization in sports entities by the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Accredited with CAFI and EIP certificate required by MFID II for advice on complex investment products issued by the Institute of Stock Studies (IEB).

For two years he studied to be part of Inspector’s State Body for Financial Studies in Madrid. In 2012 he began his working career at Akerton Partners as a consultant in the financing department.

In 2016 he joined BBVA as a financial advisor in Commercial Banking, managing portfolios of private clients and SMEs, analyzing and managing financing operations, overdue risks and collective investment products.

In 2019 he returned to Akerton Partners to be part of the financial advisory team.

Juan Carlos Pomar

Area Manager

Juan Carlos holds a degree in Economics and Business Sciences with specialization in Auditing from the Complutense University of Madrid. In addition, he holds an MBA from the Instituto Empresas Madrid.

Juan Carlos began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1990 where he was responsible for clients in the commercial, service and Real Estate sectors.

In 1998 he joined Madritel (Auna’s Group subsidiary) as Administration and Accounting Manager where he led the implementation of the accounting processes and criteria and participated in the ERP common model definition (SAP) Chart of accounts and Administrative Manual of the Group.

In 2002 he moved, along with the Auna Group, to Barcelona as Administration and Accounting Director. There he was responsible for the integration processes of six of the cable operators of Auna.

In 2003 he returned to Madrid as Systems and Process Manager where his role was to determine, develop and implement ERP (SAP) Group improvements.

In 2005 France Telecom Group acquired Auna, and Juan Carlos continued as Systems and Process Manager, a role in which he was responsible for the process integration project of Amena, Auna and France Telecom Spain, and, later, Orange and (2007). He was also responsible for data migration and the new ERP (SAP) definition, collaborating on the economic budget (salary reviews, training, promotion, etc.) and acting as its representative on different committees of the Group.

He joined Ambers&Co in August 2008, and since July 2009, has been at Akerton Partners where he has participated in multiple financial projects for a group of companies across a range of sectors as well as the launch of the Lending platform.

Lali de Juan

Head of corporate area

Lali de Juan holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from ICADE (1999-2004), Madrid. She completed a master’s degree in finance at CIFF (University of Alcalá and Banco Santander) in 2009-2010 and was subsequently a professor of business valuation – CFA Research Challenge- and project finance at this same business school. In addition, she was a Corporate Finance & Real Estate researcher at IESE Business School.

She started her professional career in London at UBS Investment Bank in the M&A department (Utilities Team). There she worked on relevant deals such as the sale of United Surgical Partners of Europe to Mercapital, the sale of PacificCorp by ScottishPower, Electrabel minorities take-out advisory and financing (Suez) and the unsolicited bid for Endesa by Gas Natural, among others.

She also worked at Banco Santander at Santander Insurance and as a banker at Santander Global Banking & Markets.

In 2019 she joined the mergers and acquisitions department at Akerton Partners as manager, having performed similar roles previously.

José Luis Sanchidrián

Head of Public Incentives and Forensic

José Luis holds a degree in Economics and Business Sciences from the CEU San Pablo. He is registered as Auditor of Accounts on the Official Register of Auditors of Accounts (ROAC) , accredited to the SEC as Auditor of Listed Companies in the USA, and is a Real Estate Agent (API). He has experience leading consultancy and audit teams in projects at large companies.

In 1994 he joined Deloitte where he spent most of his professional career being responsible for financial auditing projects for national and international companies, financial consulting, review and internal control design (SOX), IPO processes, due diligence, business valuations, assessment on obtaining public incentives. He has experience across all sectors principally technology, media, telecommunications and energy (TMT – Energy). He has built up this experience and areas of expertise as a result of his last 8 years at Deloitte.

In 2009 he joined Akerton Partners as head of the Forensic department, a team responsible for the preparation of expert reports, economic estimation reports, advice on the application of accounting principles and the carrying out of Financing Due Diligence.

In recent years, he has produced various expert reports, such as judicial and judicial expert reports, which have been ratified in Courts of First Civil and Commercial Instance, Provincial Hearings, Higher Courts of Justice, Court of Auditors and the High Court.

He is also responsible for the Public Incentives department, the processing of R+D+i assistance and investment projects made by companies in all sectors.

Cristina Nieto

Head of the Financing Area

Cristina holds a degree in Business Administration and Management, with a major in Finance from CUNEF (part of Complutense University of Madrid). She has also completed an Executive MBA from ISEM Fashion Business School (part of University of Navarra). She has worked, while living in the United States (2012-2019), as a guest lecturer at the University of Texas, under the “Transportation Systems Management” program led by Dr. Walton to present the basic principles of financing transportation infrastructure projects.

In 2007 she joined the Project Finance Department of Cintra (Grupo Ferrovial) where she was responsible for Treasury. Within this role she acted as Project Finance Manager for several projects in Spain and Portugal.

In 2012 she moved to the United States (New York and later Austin) to develop new business opportunities as a Director, bidding and closing several projects across various states such as Virginia (US 460), Texas (North Tarrant segments Express 3A 3B) and North Carolina (I-77 Hot Lanes).

In 2015 she joined Miami-based VINCI Concessions (VINCI Group), as Head of the Project Finance Department for North America, bidding and closing the company’s first contract in Saskatchewan Province (Bypass Regina) as well as prequalifying and bidding on several projects in other jurisdictions (George Massey- Vancouver, South West Stoney Trail- Calgary, Gordie Howe-Detroit/Windsor or Purple Line-Maryland).

In 2017 she moved back to Austin as Director, joining PFM Financial Advisors, as Municipal Financial Advisor (Series 50) to develop PPP (Public Private Partnerships) projects advising different Departments of Transportation (Indiana Finance Authority, University of Georgia or Texas Department of Transportation, among others).

In 2019, she joined Akerton Partners as Head of the Financing Department.

Francisco Camacho

Founder and CEO

Francisco holds a degree in Economics and Business Sciences with specialization in Auditing from the Complutense University of Madrid, Advanced Direction programme in INSEAD (Fontainebleu). He has carried out financial courses in Spain, France and the USAC. He has also been a teacher and speaker at several universities, in addition to giving lectures. He is also a member of the REA, ICJ.

In 1984 he joined Arthur Andersen as Industrial Business Manager where he was responsible for several projects in both auditing and consulting.

In 1993 he joined Alstom as CFO and Council Secretary, working as Head of Finance and Advisor to several of the group’s companies in Canada, Mexico, France and Spain. Additionally, he was responsible for real estate projects in Spain, global cash flow, and financing projects in various countries.

In 2000 he joined Auna as Administration and Finance Director where he was responsible for various financing and debt restructurings, achieving in 2004, along with his team, the award for the best refinancing of the year (4.500M€), an award given by the magazine Euromoney.

In 2005 he was made CFO of the Auna Group, culminating in the sale of the Group to France Telecom (the mobile phone business) and to ONO (the fixed-line business) for € 12,800M. In 2006 he was appointed CFO Purchasing Director of Orange Spain by France Telecom Group.

In 2007 he was given the award for financial excellence in the category “Best financial manager of the year” by the Spanish Association of Financial and Corporate Treasurers (ASSET). This award aims to highlight actions implemented by the CFO of a company and their original financial solutions that have contributed to the success of the financial departments within a company and had an impact on the company’s performance.

In 2008 he founded the financial advisory firm today known as Akerton Partners.