Investor Connect Podcast

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Gerardo Legorreta, CEO at Altum Capital. 

Founded in 2014, Altum Capital is a senior secured private debt fund manager (managing three funds, one private fund in Mexican pesos, another private fund in USD, and an ALTUMCK-19 public fund in Mexican pesos) focused on structuring and managing credit investments while giving investors access to the direct lending sector in Mexico. The company designs and tailors each loan and investment to meet the particular needs of the borrower or counterparty in question.

Gerardo has a law degree with honors from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). Finishing his degree in 1989, Gerardo started his career as an associate in Creel, Garcia-Cuellar y Muggenburg S.C. in corporate finance and banking. Later, he worked in the capital markets area in Skardden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in New York, advising Latin American companies to access the global capital markets. As a lawyer, Gerardo gained relevant experience in credit transactions, capital markets, due diligence process, structured financing, among others.

Gerardo has a master’s in finance from London Business School, terminating his master’s degree in 1995. From that moment he has worked for more than 25 years in the financial sector, working in Oppenheimer & Co. in New York from 1995 to 1997 as an associate in the investment banking area. In 1997, Gerardo joined UBS in the investment banking area. Between 1997 and 2001, he worked in a numerous set of transactions, including the privatization of the main airports in Mexico as well as M&A advisory for Latin American companies. In 2002, Gerardo was designated to lead the Corporate Debt team in UBS, where he advised some of the most important companies in Mexico and Latin America in their debt issuances. Finally, from 2008 to 2013, he was Managing Director in UBS for Latin America, supervising more than USD 18 billion in AuM and a team of 180 employees.

Gerardo discusses his investment thesis and some of the challenges investors and entrepreneurs face. 

You can visit Altum Capital at www.altumcapital.mx, and via LinkedIn at  www.linkedin.com/company/altumcapital/.

Gerardo can be contacted via email at glegorreta@altumcapital.mx, and via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/gerardo-legorreta

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